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Friday, January 22

Money DOES Talk, It Seems

And it screams rather loudly, too.

Said loudness in proportion to how much of it's being ladled out, I suppose.

The Supreme Court of the United States, by the usual 5-4 vote (and I'll bet those Democratic Senators are really regretting not filibustering Scalia, Roberts and Alito now, I'll betcha) decided that corporations are people and that money is speech. So, for campaign purposes, big corporations and even large nonprofit groups will be able to spend great dirty whopping piles of filthy lucre in order to get certain candidates elected to office. Not through direct contributions, oh my goodness no (that would be way too obvious), but through bombarding the hapless American voter with direct mailings, handbills, radio ads, TV ads, internet ads, emails, tweets, and of course microwave transmissions direct into the chips embedded in our skulls.

The actual American voter, of course, still has a cap on how much he or she can directly contribute to political campaigns.

So, what does all this mean?

Well, for starters it means that the voice of The People will be drowned out by the massed voice of Big Business.

But I am grateful.

I truly am.


It means that the political process can finally come out of the closet and own up to the fact that the people no longer matter and never have, really. It's whoever has the most money that will dictate whoever gets into office now.

But let's face it - all that "of the people, by the people, and for the people" bullshit was so Nineteenth Century.

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