In Obama’s weekly address given on January 23, he spoke of only one issue – that being his disgust with the Supreme Court ruling I highlighted a few weeks ago. That ruling allows corporations to use their vast financial resources to ensure the last few decades of cronyism and back scratching that favours corporate interests is taken to a whole new level. Politicians who want to do what’s right for people and place, rather than merely pander to the demands of Big Business, will find almost limitless funding aimed at keeping them out of office. Corporations who are increasingly in the limelight for externalising the true environmental and social costs of running business, are now on a more secure footing to facilitate ongoing plundering of remaining resources.
If you’d rather read the transcript, you can do so here.
If something like this had occurred a century ago, there would be riots in the streets and heads would roll. Today we sit dumbfounded and stupified, but apathetic. I can’t see any serious action against this ruling. If you know of something, do tell.