Our country is no longer controlled by, and for, We the People, but instead by, and on behalf of, international banking and multinational corporate interests. While the gradual, almost imperceptible takeover of our government by this corporate fascism has been evolving by design for many decades, it is a coup d'etat nonetheless and has been disastrous for the vast majority of Americans. This blog is an exploration and discussion of how this occurred, and the damage it has done to our democratic processes.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Free Speech -- Ain't It Great?!

It's really starting to rear its ugly head, folks. Beyond Target's recent $150,000 political donation to a business group backing a conservative Republican for Minnesota governor, News Corp., parent company of Fox News, provided $1 million to defeat Democratic governors in November. There's something about the smell of money when it comes in contact with our democratic political process, isn't there? It stinks!

Last January's Supreme Court decision, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, that corporations can spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress is just starting to take hold. This is certainly the tip of the iceberg. As the president indicated soon after that "Dred-ful" decision, "It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans." It seems the unintended consequences of this anonymous "527" organization, purposely created to torpedo Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential primaries, will leave an even more devastating aftermath than its founders anticipated.

Anyway, watch and enjoy Jon Stewart's humorous rendition of "money channeling"...

1 comment:

Anna Van Z said...

It's just sickening - and as you pointed out, it's just the beginning.
This is why the rest of the developed world prohibits this sort of thing....hel-looooo!
We have a "wholly-owned" Supreme Court and Congress, that's a fact.