No longer is the United States a country “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. It’s now of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.
It’s the world William Harrison envisioned in his short story Rollerball Murder, where six corporations, energy, transportation, communication, housing, food and luxury control the world. It’s a world where individuality is stifled, and when an individual (Jonathan E) becomes to popular, the corporation will resort to any means to stifle that popularity, including murder.
There is no doubt this has been coming for a long time. We’ve just recently witnessed the influence big corporations have over our elected representatives in the health care debate, and the ability of those same corporations to sway public opinion, making a naive and gullible public believe what is in their best interest is actually bad [and vice versa].
But now with the ruling by the United States Supreme Court, “that corporations are individuals too”, and their contributions to our elected representatives and political action committees (PAC’s) are protected by the first amendment (free speech), corporations have now been given free reign to openly use all the resources at their disposal (where previously it was somewhat restricted) to influence the direction of this country.
It’s a sad day for democracy!