Friday, July 13, 2012

Money. Secrecy. Democracy.

On a recent Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers examined the Supreme Court's announcement that it would not reconsider democracy-killing Citizen's United decision. Moyers finds himself in rare agreement with the right wing as they crow about super-PACs successes. It is all about "the sheer force of money." Moyers exposes the hoax of the free speech argument: "Free speech, my foot: It’s about carpet bombing elections with all the tonnage your rich paymasters want to buy."

In comparing these tactics to those of despots and dictators, Moyers added, "On the one hand, conservatives declare that corporations and the superrich can spend all they want on exercising their First Amendment rights, but on the other, they demand to keep it secret so the rest of us can’t exercise our First Amendment rights to fight back.

Moyers concisely drew the logical conclusion that many of us believe to our very core: "Three things don’t go together. Money. Secrecy. Democracy. And that’s the nub of the matter. This is all a sham for invalidating democracy in the name of democracy."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What Roberts, Scalia, and friends can't understand is corporations are not people.