My apologies to Rhianna.
Money favors power, The people favor equality( Well, in my Pollyanna world anyway). We live in a world that has economies interconnected. Maybe it has been like this all along but the fragile balance that has kept countries from falling into complete chaos ( you have seen nothing yet) rested not on market forces but on sensible SAFEGUARDS that keep the meltdowns from growing out of control.
Keeping the balance in check has been the role of Government agencies. Keeping the influence of corporations out that system has been IN PART the role of the people; who vote for candidates that have the mindset of maintaining a healthy economy. When WE fail to do so we end-up with individuals in office that put in motion as many schemes as posible to change that balance to benefit the uber wealthy via corporations–and NO! Corporations are not people.
When we have a conservative POTUS, the first thing that comes under-fire are the SAFEGUARDS that counter the manipulation that gives Corporations “Personhood” with benefits that far outweigh that of the citizenry. The influence of super PACs on politics have shifted the balance towards more “CONservative” politicians.
nounnoun: super PAC; plural noun: super PACs
- a type of independent political action committee which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals but is not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates.
The CONs are able to claim they are not bought by super PACs because of the appearance of neutrality the limitations imposed on them has. You see it every time, when CONservative politicians gain power their main priority is to support legislation that favors the companies donating to the super PACs.
Hillary Clinton is the ultimate embodiment of a superPac politician. Her influence, via lies, manipulation and dirty politics have moved a huge sector of the Democratic constituency to the RIGHT ( When you’re on the left a move to the center is a move to the right). She is a danger to Democracy, as a continuation of the center shift started by Barrack Obama, that will shape the Democratic party for generations.
Today we have an opportunity to counteract the “center shift” move and prevent the Democratic party degradation any further. Bernie Sanders is the vehicle WE the people can use to craft a new paradigm in politics; one that recognizes that THE PEOPLE are the hallmark of a free society and a healthy economy. Bernie Sanders has a lot against him as candidate, mainly the cult of personality, Pedestrian voters on the left. THEY had eight years to show “IF” their ideology held water, it doesn’t, they blamed everyone for the failure of the present administration–undeniably the GOP’s “OBSTRUCTION” bears the brunt of that failure–except the CONservative ideology itself.
Stop the super PAC party, Stop Hillary Clinton–ELECT Bernie Sanders.