In my post from October 13, 2016, I wrote the following: “It occurred to me that with the American ideology that forms the basis of the society known as America, a radically different view of society was put forth in 1776. That view is that society is something to be used and controlled for the benefit of the powerful private interests. Hence, new meaning is given to the term, `ordered liberty.’ ”
While that may be the end game, or the goal, that goal is reached by allowing as many people as possible to benefit from the system, but primary benefit, or greater benefit, accrues to certain elements of society who can then better control the society. Success becomes the determiner of authority, and that success is material success in whatever form it may take.