... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite.
via Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite | Books | AlterNet.
Great article (actually an excerpt from a book).
"How many Americans believe that their voice matters in determining whether giant banks, insurance companies, and other "too-big-to-fail" corporations get bailed out? How many Americans older than twelve believe that they have any influence over a decision by the US government to invade another nation?"