As a “writer” you should be familiar with the use of allegory as a literary device. If you smell fear in my writing then you are mistaken. I intend to call out stupidity for what it is and I make no apology for it.
You seem hell bent on trying to find something disagreeable about this piece for whatever reason, even though your following statements is actually what is truly suggestive of our shared sentiments on the matter. I have written many articles on the plutocracy and the class warfare they incite.
Furthermore I don’t need your permission to use the devil as a literary device either, just like you don’t have to read my written work, but if you decide to then try not to misread it for the sake of being divisive.
Just because you claim to use a literary device doesn’t mean you’re using it effectively. A Faustian bargain requires a bargain. At no point did citizens agree to be governed by an unelected plutocracy, but here we are. Suggesting we had any agency in creating this, or trying to pin our systemic problems on one oaf is of little value.
The lie is in saying we have mishandled the power of our vote, because it presupposes our votes have power. It presupposes the existence of an uncorrupted democracy with meaningful electoral outcomes. Besides which, who won the popular vote? Who actually got more votes?