Truth came out at last: it wasn’t about Democrats x Republicans, much less about principles. It turned out that,

[…] on average, lawmakers who voted in favor of the bailout bill have received 51 percent more in campaign contributions from sources in the finance, insurance and real estate industries over their congressional careers than those who opposed the emergency legislation.

In this election cycle only, House Democrats who voted for the bailout bill got 78% more from those industries than the Democrats who opposed it. House Republicans who voted for the bailout bill got an average of 23% more than Republicans who voted against it.

If there was any question, now we know for sure: we do live in a Plutocracy.

And given those interesting reports coming from behind the Bamboo Curtain, North Korea might be currently under a thanatocratic regime.