Saturday, January 23, 2010

Let the Book Burning Begin

Re: Supreme Court‘s ruling, Jan 21, 2010, in the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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(Transcript here)

My words:

As the result of this ruling, and in the name of free speech, corporations are now allowed to spend infinite money to influence the political process. Corporate shills will whine of the equality of such a measure, claiming that ALL corporations can do the same.


Green corporations, renewable fuel corporations, corporations that exist to improve life on this planet in any way shape or form, by their very nature, exist to help, or at the very least, do no harm. And so will be the nature of their political influence, benign. They are guarded by conscience.

Such is NOT the case with corporations who’s ONLY GOAL is to accrue more power for themselves. Lives lost, maimed and ruined do not fit into the equation when it comes to their bottom line: More.

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Similarly, capitalism without regulation cannot be sustained.

Without regulation, restriction or limit, the stronger corporations buy up the lesser ones, and so on and so on, until there is one monopolizing interest that decides the prices, the wages, the laws, everything. A tyranny. The Supreme Court of the United States just legalized tyrannical rule. Democracy is dead.

So, congratulations all you non-thinking, Bush-loving, gun-toting, flag-waving, war-mongering, anti-environmentalist, climate-change denying, materialistic, ego-addicted, religious supremacist, creationist, “pro-life,” gay-bashing, imbecilic, sociopathic, holier-than-thou bastions of hypocrisy, you’ll finally get the theocratic police state you’ve been longing for.

And for the rest of us, welcome to the beginning of hell on Earth.