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Friday, May 28, 2010

THE UNITED STATES OF INCORPORATED


FASCISM - pronounced /ˈfæʃɪzəm/, is a political ideology that seeks to combine radical and authoritarian nationalism with a corporatist economic system.

The Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. decided that corporations are no longer prohibited from using their money to favor a political candidate and influence elections more than they already do.

Could this be a reaction to the fact that conservatives lost the last election and now want to use corporate money to blow out the opposition who tend to ask individuals for donations?

This decision is evil, dishonest and the boldest step toward fascism this country has taken in a century.

But on the bright side: just think of the funny ads!

It’s a little known fact that the Supreme Court does not have to be nine justices. Nine just somehow became the acceptable number. But the country has grown and so I think we should add another two justices while the adults are still in control.

How about we add Bill Clinton (Yes a former President can do this see, Taft William Howard) and Al Gore? Or Sean Penn and George Clooney (You don’t have to be a lawyer to be on the court either)

Okay maybe not the actors but how about one of the many liberal and centrist judges out there who’ve been waiting for one of these bastards to die.

I don’t know what’s going to get us mad enough to start a peaceful revolution in this country. No one seems to want to believe that sinister forces are at work in our times or that they mean to steal our liberty and our freedom. Maybe we have to wait until movies cost $20 and there are only nine flavors instead of 31 to get it.

Corporations are not people, they are intellectual properties which are controlled by a few select people and those people should not wield more power than you or me just because of this bullshit legal fiction.

We can’t trust a company board to have our best interest at heart. Their only job and loyalty is to the shareholders. Companies don’t die in wars and they can’t pledge allegiance. They have no God and no moral center. And yet we seek to empower them.

Isn’t it enough that we have to suffer company names on our sports stadiums and college bowl games? I mean really, the “Tostitos Fiesta Bowl!! Just shoot me.

Why not sell everything American? How about Walmart’s President’s Day or Martin Luther King Day brought to you by KFC? Nike's Mt. Rushmore and General Foods' Grand Canyon. And Bank Of America wouldn't have to change its name at all.

We could sell our votes for real and even haggle outside the voting booth for better prices. Our country could become the ultimate capitalist nation, one where freedom, justice and liberty all have a price. Think of it. If you're rich and famous, you can live above the law and even buy your way out of murder.



Wait a minute! It's already like that, isn't it?

Anyway, this court decision is one of the worst in decades and this court one of the dumbest in history. Those robes and the stoic expression don't fool me. You guys are as dumb as those dudes from Jackass. Political Ideology and agenda has taken precedence over judicial intellect and integrity and has turned the third branch into a joke.

We can only hope that our beloved Congress will do something about this.

As soon as they take the barcode off the side of the Capitol Building.