How “our system” works:
The presidency is an elective monarchy.
The mass corporations are the new feudal manors.
The banks are the new usurer class.
The military are the new indentured servants/mercenaries.
The professions (like doctors and lawyers) are the new monopolistic guilds.
The media and educational system are the new Church.
The “ideas industries” professionals (professors, journalists, PR experts, human resources officers) are the new priesthood.
The police are the new king’s nights.
The prison system is the new slavery.
And everyone else is the new peasants.