Sunday, May 20, 2012

An Ugly Ride

 ("Of Bile and Billionaires")

The problem is the line between Wright and wrong has now been obliterated. The masquerade that might have descended upon us as political advertisement was not pulled because of pangs of conscience, or dictates of law, but anticipated low ratings. Bottom feeding by the very rich is the new normal.

The top 1% of the top 1% now unabashedly step into the light. The politicians are no longer the main act, but only the sideshow, thanks to the beast unleashed by the Supreme Court.

Whether Ricketts or those like him is the last thing many voters want or need is irrelevant. Will we boycott their products, not attend their games, protest in the only way that has any meaning? Will we impact their pocketbooks? If we don't, who has the power to stop them? The unfortunate reality is that this genie is out of the bottle, and stuffing him back inside is not within rational contemplation. We should all get ready for a very ugly ride from here to November.

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