Originally posted by Leo Strauss
There is really only one solution to dissolve the Corporatocracy/Oligarchy we currently live under and that is "Campaign Finance Reform"!!
Take the money out of politics and "We The People" may have a chance to be represented once again. A chance for our voices to be heard and justice restored.
If only it could be done . And whilst at it, decouple the media from the mega bucks. The corporations whos money flows through the MSM, can threaten to withdraw advertising etc , leaving the T.V Networks etc in no doubt as to which side there bread is buttered on. The conflict of interest is glaringly obvious , yet persists.
And as for Lobby Groups , money may talk ....... but it also makes policy makers sit up and listen .
The individual who finds( jockeys ) themselves into positions of power often live lives far removed from those of the masses . Then again the game has gotten a lot more complicated since the era in which your Constitution was framed . 4 million U.S citizens then, 300 million+ currently .And the shortest constitution in the world into the bargain ..... that is impressive !
How do you find the expertise required to run Government , without drawing on the Corporate world .There is quite a bit of musical chairs played between the Gov. Cabinet and Corporate domain , and not just in the U.S.A .
All countries are run like Corporations and we are just another asset ,to work & consume, to borrow vast sums against our future labour .
This is how the game is set up , the further from the bottom you find yourself the more content you are with the game. (Not everyone of course.)
I fear they(Big Business) are deeply entwined into the fabric of political life ,not unlike the temples in Cambodia with the trees growing through them . In taking them down, the whole edifice may very well collapse with them .