How Our Society Is Slipping into a Plutocracy
As we slowly make the march toward our next set of elections in the state of Florida, our nation continues to sink into a possible plutocracy. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Federal Aviation Administration is writing rules that will regulate how local police, fire departments, and corporations can use drones to track certain activities.
What is most stomach turning about this possible practice is that corporations may have access to the use of drones to survey American citizens.
As we’ve seen over the past few months, our democracy is in danger due to our own apathy toward the voting process and immoral behavior of those we’ve elected to lead. A new drones program leased from our government by plutocrats and pushed toward citizens as a new way of protection is shrouded in disrespect for our intelligence and our safety.
This new path of treachery that’s being carved out for America, including Florida, should scare any citizen into worrying about the future of this nation. Our leadership has failed us, which is why we are being sold a can of snake oil by some of those that reside in the dark halls of our government buildings.
Our democracy is a two-way street and only works if we are to involve ourselves in the process. If we fail to engage on issues that impact our own communities, such as this one, as well as voting, then we may as well wave the white flag.
Just as the motto goes for some of this nation’s largest corporations, we are too big to fail and too large to deny ourselves the access to a better future.
Jason Henry is a candidate for the Florida House, representing District 46.