the ghost of dubya bush strikes again: something passed last week that’s probably going to destroy whatever’s left of fox-dominated american democracy. for the average american citizen, anyway.
with the appointments of alito and roberts (with his dad’s contribution of thomas), a 5–4 decision by the supreme court is now allowing unlimited corporate campaign spending. concerned americans should be pissed — your country’s top judges basically just overthrew about a 100 years worth of legislation protecting the average voter and government from blatant corporate interests.
when the majority decision was released, the judges actually defended it by invoking the first amendment, and that curbing corporate spending in elections is unconstitutional and a form of censorship. brilliant.
there’s already a huge air of cynicism when it comes to electoral politics — disinformation via media, spin, whatever. and people who thought that elections are bought now, well… i think it’s safe to say that you’ve seen nothing yet.
this has its roots in corporate law and how the law sees a corporate entity as having the same rights as an individual. just absolutely brutal. in stark irony, there are still campaign donation limits on regular people.
not unexpected, the corporate news entities haven’t really made this a big deal. i wonder why.
2012 will be interesting. for reasons aside from the total destruction of civilization and the world as we know it.
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