§ American government is run by and for capital and capitalists.
§ Most Americans hate government.
§ Most Americans love capitalism and capitalists.
Therefore either a. Most Americans really love their government.
or b. Most Americans really hate capitalism.
§ Contemporary American politics exists in the absurd space defined by the impossibility of openly acknowledging either a or b.
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