I'll post the video or a link to the video below, if you wish to watch it, but that's part of the video. It's more or less broken up into three parts or he makes three main points. It deals with propaganda, but also the media, the spin on things, but also why things are the way they are. Like I said, I think along the lines of how he explains things too, but I'm sure others might think he's another nutty blowhard or conspiracy theory nut or liberal professor--your mileage may vary.
At any rate, Kroth maintains that we are a plutocracy, which I've heard for a while now. Before he gets to his main points, however, he sets it all up with a discussion about propaganda, the news and how it is reported and spun these these days. Whenever I hear someone from the right mention something about the "liberal media", I always have this knee jerk reaction (sure there are a few liberal slanted media firms, but I don't think they all are). Why? Because they are conglomerates run by the wealthy--they tell us what they want to. Granted you can go to Fox News and hear things filtered through a right winged spin or you can pick MSNBC to hear the liberal take on the matters. But I don't think all media is run by some mass conspiracy liberal cabal. They all have their slant, and they all want to do one thing, sell goods.
Net worth. Net worth is what you are worth, minus all your bills and what you owe or your liabilities. So that would be your house, minus what you owe on it, plus your savings, stocks and whatever, minus your bills like college bills, medical bills, credit card bill, all the bills. You total up your assets, minus all your liabilities, and that's your net worth. The average American's net worth today is around $90,000. That's an average, give or take. That's it!
So do you know what the average Congressman's net worth is? $7.8 million. That's 86 times greater than the average American. The average Senator is $14. million net worth. That's a lot of beans. Scroll back up and look at those 21 candidates running for president. Carly Fiorina's net worth is $51. million. Hillary Clinton's net worth is $45. million. Jeb Bush is worth around $22. million. All of those candidates on average have a net worth around $13. million, with the exception of Lindsey Graham or Mark Rubio--they is the po'boys of the group. They only got around a million, but they are propped up (at least in their running campaign) by rich guys with high net worth.
It's a big club, but you ain't in it. So you see these people are pretty well off. Plus they make the bottom 1%. Not many chicken pluckers in that bunch let's be honest. They might eat chicken from time to time, but that's about it. And they all have nice houses, some more than one. So we are a country run by big money. That's about it. In the video Kroth goes into greater detail, and it's worth a watch if you are so included. Here's a link.