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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by Dinogur
The corporatists have been loading the Supreme Court for decades. We are led to focus on issues like abortion, but the underlying drive has been to stack both sides of the court with corporate friendly candidates.
Supreme Court, Inc. NY Times
Could it be, then, that the court is reflecting an elite consensus while contravening the sentiments of most Americans? Only history will ultimately make this clear. One thing, however, is certain already: the transformation of the court was no accident. It represents the culmination of a carefully planned, behind-the-scenes campaign over several decades to change not only the courts but also the country’s political culture.
The origins of the business community’s campaign to transform the Supreme Court can be traced back precisely to Aug. 23, 1971. That was the day when Lewis F. Powell Jr., a corporate lawyer in Richmond, Va., wrote a memo to his friend Eugene B. Sydnor, then the head of the education committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In the memo, Powell expressed his concern that the American economic system was “under broad attack.”
Originally posted by ViperChili
reply to post by airspoon
Perhaps people should read the fine print in their contracts instead.
By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled that an AT&T unit could enforce a provision in its customer contracts
If people don't like the terms of a contract that they sign, they are free to find another service provider.
Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
Originally posted by Watts
Who's to say when. All it takes is one little catalyst. Who knows what that may be. With the LA riots, although it was a somewhat different situation it could be looked at as symbolic. Cops(corporations/wealthy) getting away with the beating of a helpless outnumbered minority man(middle class/poor) turned into an all out riot.
But who really won and lost in those riots? The poor people in the inner city basically destroyed their own neighborhoods. The wealthy were not 'cowering in the corner', as you say.
And that would be the same for your fantasy of 'riots'. It would only benefit those currently in power. When has violent upheaval EVER worked to create a better world?