Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by endisnighe
Just keep putting the facts out there and those inclined to see the truth will do so and those not so inclined to see the truth will come to see it in
their own good time. Your efforts to present the truth as best you understand it are appreciated by many more than just me.
Unfortunately for me guys, I do not see a positive in this...
What you guys are encountering is a reaction based upon views, I understand for you guys you may enjoy such a ruling as it augments business a bit
higher than it was prior to the ruling, legally speaking. I cannot argue the finer points, less the little contract law I learned in school. But I can
speculate upon the future implications based upon my opinion.
I FEEL in the long run this is detrimental, of corse this is based upon my individual view of the world as I feel this will only increase the dance
between politicians and special interests. This is urgent for me because, I do not think the current politicians have time in the day to address their
constituency because they are kept very busy dealing with front and center/PRESENT agents of various entities.
I initially thought everyone would be upset by this ruling, because these campaigns can be used in trade for political favors as is the norm in
Washington. But this assumes that everyone thinks political favors are of detriment to the legislative process and ultimately the common desires of
the greater constituency. I suppose I am wrong in that speculation...
At the end of the day, I think and feel this verdict has far greater implications than I can currently fathom, implications that do not coincide with
my individual vision of
a better nation. Further more this appears to me to be a fine technical implement to
degrade the spirit of this nation and it's initial conception. I will pay taxes and have even less of a voice because I do not possess the capital
necessary to illicit a favor or an ear from my elected official.
Instead, firm and true marketing methods will become the benchmark of success. Results will be less of a concern for politicians as any message can be
pitched, regardless of validity, via a straight injection into the basic
brain of any audience member. Anyone with money can make a claim, utilizing great
timing and a false message at will as a way to manipulate voters. Such a financial requisite, in a very practical way excludes my practical
participation because I am busy maintaining my livelihood possessing limited time and very limit pre requisite.
This is free speech, but can be used as a tool of deceit, of which might have a very real impact on everyones PRACTICAL LIVES. AS A MAN, this bothers
me even if the results are a bi product of a great idea and fundamental right. In this instance I am asked to forego my individual reaction and assume
my societal associations and its prescribed ideals. NOT ALWAYS EASY TOO DO...
The majority of common folks who do not have the time to practice excessive diligence will LIKELY be swayed by the most effective
and convincing message. As it is one can almost find a fact to refute a completely contrary fact on almost any subject.
My frustration is based largely because our rightful consumer minded society will be susceptible to what ever mirrors a good product pitch, in the
sense of a PRODUCT.
To my detriment I hopped our very electoral process was separate from this aspect
of modern life.
Unfortunately I do not need facts to achieve any of this, my mind is equipped enough to
extrapolate and distill down concepts in order to provide a realistic notion of the implications. I cannot be stripped of my opinion or belief as it
is something that is individual to me. Just as true; no amount of logic, theory, technical knowledge
is able to quench the fire that this has been produced. I am only a man and what guides my sensibilities is a sort of alchemy of the mind and heart,
neither completely control every aspect of my reality at any given.
The only thing that perplexes me is that others are not as aware to the implications based upon observing our modern world. I then wonder do some feel
that my imagined
implications are positive or just not likely? I must admit it is the first that strikes me firmly, as this post may strike you the same.
[edit on 26-1-2010 by Janky Red]