Most Americans think the form of government we have in the United States is a Democracy. They are wrong.

The United States of America is a Republic. The dictionary defines a republic as “A political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president…in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them.”

Since 1980, there has been a Bush or a Clinton at the highest levels of government. In 2016, it is quite possible voters will be “entitled” to choose between Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton for president.

Is anyone else bothered by this prospect?

At least one person is, Alison Ernst: the woman who threw a shoe at Hillary during her keynote speech at the Scrap Recycling Industries convention held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas yesterday. Oh, the irony (or appropriateness) of presidential hopeful Hillary giving a speech at a scrap recycling meeting!

Of course, we all remember when Dubya was targeted with a shoe, thrown by an Iraqi journalist, in 2008. It was one of the highlights of the Bush administration. Apparently, this is a form of expressing displeasure unique to the Middle East. It represents throwing dirt on the intended target, and is considered to be a grave insult and belittling to the person.

Perhaps this Middle Eastern connection will result in the brave Alison being labeled a terrorist. Throwing shoes, like tomatoes or pies, should not be something for which one is arrested (or thrown in GITMO), especially as the shoe missed Hillary altogether. Nevertheless, the damage was done and the shoe served its purpose: to insult and belittle Hillary.

Is insulting or belittling someone a crime? Only when a rich and powerful oligarch is on the receiving end. Turns out, supreme power does not lie in the body of U.S. citizens after all, nor are the officers and representatives we vote for responsible to us.

As the domination of the U.S. government by the Bush and Clinton families proves, the U.S. isn’t really even a republic. Instead, we see clear evidence of oligarchy, plutocracy and rampant nepotism—the earmarks of a monarchy. Given this condition, democracy in the U.S. can best be understood in the context of a sheep and two wolves voting on what to eat for dinner.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for a woman president. Just not Hillary Clinton. Alison Ernst apparently shares these sentiments. She showed more courage, fortitude and determination than Hillary could ever wish to have. Very presidential, you might say.

It is interesting to note Alison also spoke up at (and was escorted from) a court hearing for James Holmes in 2012, the MK Ultra victim/patsy accused of committing the Aurora movie theater shootings. Now watch as the media portrays her as mentally unstable for her flamboyant attempts at drawing attention to just two instances of the innumerable lies and deceptions currently being perpetrated on the U.S. populace.

It will be interesting to see if the American people can be fooled yet again, this time with the Hillary mask, which will undoubtedly be marketed as a refreshing change to the status quo—the first female president! A beacon of hope! Promising real change!

Wait, haven’t we heard this shit before?