Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Supreme Court's Battle to Destroy Democracy

that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
The Citizens United case was the first step in the Supreme Court's efforts to kill Abe Lincoln's dream. The next step will be AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion where the conservative majority on the court will decide that corporations can deny the people any right for the redress of grievances.

The goal of Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, and Kennedy is to convert the United States into a corporatist state where major corporations wield all the power and the people are mere chattel.

First they had to make the people's voices subordinate to the financial might of corporations in election campaigns. Then they will make it legal for corporations to exempt themselves from lawsuits. The next step in the Supreme Court's efforts will likely be to severely restrict the ability to tax corporations.
The resulting society, a corporate democracy, will most closely resemble the society in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World where people are subsumed into a corporate culture and individualism is illegal.

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