Many aspects of life and history repeat. That hardly means they should not be specified. Since you so often aligned your posted messages with a group of posters who incessantly blamed citizens, voters, all Americans and/or consumers for every fact of life and every egregious U.S. policy decision, it's no surprise to me that you'd seek to play DOWN these insights by making light of them.
Most people fall under the deception that they DO have a voice, that the legal system is still functional, and that voting matters.
The Page and Gilens Study shows otherwise.
The content of your post is similar to that of global warming deniers who posit that there have always been storms, droughts, and floods.
Oh, and before complaining that Reich has not offered any new insights... try looking into the mirror. I don't recall EVER reading one from you.