Frequent disinformation commenter 5by5 wrote to us with thoughts on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding campaign financing:
Just when you thought they couldn’t do anything stupider…..
I never thought I’d say this, but man, Roger Ebert of all people, NAILED this one with a single sentence:
“Supreme Court relaxes limits on Satan’s campaign donations.”
Why would Candidate X listen to the people in his district when they can only give $200 each (if that), but the corporation who’s major shareholder is a Saudi billionaire can give the candidate $2,000,000 in order to say…..”encourage” him to remove women’s rights? Or abolish the minimum wage? Or limit religious speech? Or end child labor laws? Or allow toxic waste dumping in the district?
Those corporatist hacks Alito, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy, and the ever incurious Thomas (who has yet to even bother to ask a single question — EVER) basically ruled that money equals speech.
Hey, take a wild guess what that means for poor people?
If you said the Supreme Court should have just stopped wasting time and cut out everyone’s tongues if they make less than $40 million a year, you win today’s prize!
They just threw average people’s rights into Ollie North’s old chipper-shredder. The same people scared out of their minds over an impoverished Mexican illegal immigrant crossing the border, just opened the borders to overwhelming foreign corporate influence over our politics by everyone from the Commie Chinese, to the Islamofascist Iranians, to the Russian Mob.
Now those corporate interests, by “virtue” solely of their wealth, will have more of a voice in the running of your own country than you do. They’ve already got too much influence – just look at the health care mess for proof of that. Now, the floodgates are REALLY open.
Buh-bye America. You’re done.