Friday, August 3, 2012

Citizens United Does Its Job

By which, of course, I mean to destroy democracy in this country once and for all.  I urgently recommend that you read this short piece at Mother Jones, which I found via Digby.  The following chart is a sample of what you will find there:

I repeat that it has been the intent of the five corrupt Republican justices to accomplish just this.  It is, in fact, the intent of all Republicans (except of course the really stupid ones who think that, if they just elect a Republican president, they too will be worth billions real soon) to see to it that 2,000 families or so run this country, and that all of the rest of us are reduced to the status of helpless peons who are forced to live with whatever scraps they care to throw our way, or else starve to death in a ditch somewhere. 

Maybe we'll win this election.  Maybe we'll win the next one.  But these people know perfectly well that in the end we cannot stand up in the face of this mockery of a democratic system.  At some point in the next couple of decades, if this isn't stopped, the United States is going to quietly fall into a system of Fascism as complete as anything Hitler or Mussolini could ever have hoped for.


Anonymous said...

man you are so brainwashed. You want a big honest government? In your dreams.
Hilter was a socialist leftist by the way. Plus Obama's mannerisms much more resembles those of Mussolini.
Maybe you are just too enamored to notice.

fred c said...

"Brainwashed," there's a lot of it going around, evidently. How's that Kool-Aid working out for you, Anon?

Magpie said...

Hitler is the poster-child of fascism. Fascism is a Right wing phenomenon. It is the diametric opposite of communism, which no-one here is advocating either.

Hitler was defeated by a communist dictatorship called the USSR, whom he always regarded as the ultimate enemy.

These are the facts, Anon, so save your revisionist history bullshit for other Right wing wack-jobs.

You will have a government no matter what happens, it’s just a matter of whether it’s one you can vote out, or one you can’t, and you’re cheering for the latter.

Oh and Green Eagle doesn’t even like Obama that much, is my impression. He’s just the least worst on offer.

the yellow fringe said...

Anon is afraid to leave his name/link, apparently defending the 1,000 richest people in America is something you do in secret, you don't want anyone able to drop a comment on your blog.

Green Eagle said...

I am not going to even bother to respond to Anonymous' malignant assertion about Hitler being a leftist, because anyone who knows anything about the Nazis knows it is a lie.

I would, however, like to say one thing, about the term "National Socialism," which I believe is not understood in this country.

National Socialism did not in any way refer to an economic system, as what we think of as Socialism does. In fact, the term referred to the primacy of "nation," i.e. race, in politics. National Socialism referred to the subjugation of all other interests to the promotion of the Aryan race. It had nothing to do with the socialism of the left. It was as pure a right wing doctrine as the world has ever seen.