I meant to blog about this sooner, but school has started back and I’m busy busy busy.
Basically, corporations can now spend as much money as they want in media advertisement supporting or opposing candidates for public office. Read this New York Times article for more. In the interests of democracy, we have created laws to keep such unlimited power out of the hands of the super-rich. In face, this is what democracy is for. But the Supreme Court, by striking down this law, is now letting the interests of profit-making moguls control the public discourse. As if we didn’t already bow down to the god of the Market enough. I almost have no hope that “we the people” will ever be able to have a truly democratic voice in our society. The power of our unions has radically decreased, and now our ability to fairly elect representatives will be even more curtailed by opening the floodgates of this sort of unlimited corporate lobbying.
One day, because God is Just, disaster will strike those who exploit the people.
I will repeat this as long as I can: James 5:1-6
Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have rusted, and their rust will be evidence against you, and it will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure for the last days. Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous one, who does not resist you.