Draped in the flag of freedom comes ...
... something that, to some, is quite unimaginable but now perfectly feasible - corporatocracy.
Roy C gave us this really well written piece. Written, of course with his slant on it, I can see why he would look upon the SCOTUS decision as a move to where unlimited freedom of speech should be allowed for all. Including corporations.
He did say that all sides should be heard and that when all sides are; you have a different view - I certainly agree. But, with Roy's piece he doesn't give all sides, just his own, which, as you see here, I am doing the same. Yet, as I feel that I am more entrenched in my political views rather than being a 'maverick' I looked at the Supreme Court's decision with left-leaning eyes. Once I did it came to me what could, and knowing US politics as I do, what will happen - I felt a shiver down my spine.
What has now happened is that with this vote any corporation will have equal access to the US TV airwaves - great for free speech, lauded by many on the right. Great indeed - but those who stand steadfast with that political hue - the vast corporations of the US are, in fact, not American owned.
Take a look here - add to this now, with an, in my opinion, idiotic ruling, you allowed Hugo Chaves free reign on US TV to influence how Americans should think. This can be said for BP, SmithGlaxoKline, Aegis Defense Services, Shell, De Beer's, Sony, and a plethora of others.
How many US corporations are invested heavily by Yemeni's?
Common-sense once again flies out of the window not at the higher levels of the corporate field, but at the grass-roots where some are influenced, again, by a blindness and distinct hatred of the left that they cannot, no matter how many times you ask, to think what is the real effects of what they are wanting.
Each law must apply to all, every single one of them. Saying that this ruling can only apply to wholly-owned American companies is naive at best, absurd at worst - though there will be some that will cry foul once FOX points out whom owns what - and they will, neglecting to add that they too are owned by Rupert Murdoch.
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