We live in a global kleptocracy. The billionaires, who will be trillionaires by the end of the decade, pretty much run the world, and the press corps, which they hire, is complicit in this. Washington is little more than Wall Street's poodle.
However, because increasing numbers of people no longer believe anything the press corps says or the bipolar trick (if you don't like the right, you can choose the left, and if you don't like the left, you can choose the right) it would not take much to create REAL freedom of thought and REAL change. A YouTube channel is all that is necessary. JJ