Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wallet Politics: The Power of the Cards in America's Pockets.

Targeted Demographic: The Supreme Court primarily but, in a more broad sense, every American over or near the age of eighteen who maintains the delusion that your vote will ever matter again in American politics.

When I look in my wallet, I see a life or death struggle between two diametrically opposed forces: my Washington State ID which proves that I am a US citizen over the age of eighteen and thus eligible to vote and my Debit card, the real representation of my power or lack thereof because my Debit card is attached to my bank account and my bank account is basically empty and thus, I am not worth very much. But the person against whom my every decision and every vote must contend is worth quite a bit, billions of dollars and nearly unlimited resources and that's because the person against whom every American will now contend is not a person at all but a corporation, a conglomeration of individuals who exists for the single purpose of making money, creating capital on capital on capital and the Supreme Court decided last week that corporations have all the rights of the constitution.

Because if, like they have decided, a corporation is guaranteed the right to free speech (which would apparently be violated if the government doesn't let them spend as much money as they want sponsoring political candidates, parties, etc), than they must also be guaranteed the rest of the rights provided by the Bill of Rights. So a corporation can form a militia to protect its interests (won't that be fun); cannot be forced to testify itself (what does this mean for members of the corporation, i.e. employees who would like to testify against another member maybe the CEO, can the corporation claim the fifth Amendment to prevent itself from testifying).
What counts as excessive bail for a corporation worth billions of dollars?
How long until Microsoft has a vote?
Does a company have to have been founded at least eighteen years ago before it gets that vote?


Beyond that absolutely ridiculous nature of this entire idea, the implications for the American people seem rather dire. Advertising for and against political candidates have been notoriously foul, evil-hearted for at least a century and the omnipresence of media in the Twenty-First century has only exacerbated that problem. Fortunately for the American people, the adds have always needed to be sponsored by a candidate who puts their reputation at risk if the ad proves false, dishonest, or simply immoral in the eyes of the public. But now, the gloves are off and the only slight guarantee of honesty or truth in politics has been wiped away completely.

We are only left with on option, we must place our hands into the laymen, the uneducated masses who must be able to see through a torrential downpour of unadulterated deception and be able to make an intelligent, clear-minded, moral, just decision based on their personal values and personal interests.

How do you think its going to go?

35 comments:

  1. That the blind pursuit of wealth at all cost is the root of evil has long been accepted. Now we have given constitutional life to a financial entity whose sole purpose of existence is the creation and expansion of wealth. How can this not be the equivalent of the SCOTUS promoting true evil? And I haven't even brooched the opening it creates for foreign corporations and through them foreign governments to exploit and eventually control our political apparatus. Thanks to the SCOTUS, America is now officially FOR SALE!

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