Everyone has fears about the future. If you aren’t afraid of something, you may want to see if your heart is still beating. The question is – are those fears rational? Are they based on objective reality – or emotions? This 5 part series is about things that I’m afraid of. Am I being rational? I welcome your opinions
This is post four of five part series:
is about divisiveness in America and the need for us to unite – or fail.
is about the abandonment of “Fair and Reasonable Compromise” in our political process.
is about pervasive Propaganda and Misinformation in today's society
Post #4: Our Democracy has been compromised by the corruptive power of money
“Corporatocracy is a term used to suggest an economic and political system is controlled by corporations or corporate interests. Its use is generally pejorative”
“Plutocracy also known as plutarchy, is rule by the wealthy, or power provided by wealth”
Pick your poison, but what we have today sure is not a Democracy. In a democracy, all votes are equal. In today’s government, some votes are worth millions or billions more than others.
A “CorporatePlutocracy” perhaps?
Democracies cannot and should not be for sale to the highest bidder. The undeniable fact is that those companies and individuals that have money to invest can buy whatever legislation they want, or block any that they do not want, often at the expense of the best interest of the people.
These wealthy companies and individuals can also “invest” in their favorite politicians to make sure they get into office - Thank You Citizens United!
The fact is that our election process requires representatives to collect extraordinary amount of money to keep their jobs means that they ARE compromised. Regardless of how well-intentioned they are, our representatives must constantly solicit campaign donations from those that are willing and able to invest vast sums of money. These investors nearly always want something in return for their investment – which probably will not be in the best interest of the people.
Neither George Soros or Sheldon Adelson should have any more political power than any of you reading this. This country belongs to THE PEOPLE, not to the handful of billionaires or corporations that can afford to gamble their money against our futures for their own financial gain.
Our politicians should work for ALL of us, not just those that line their pockets.
Our Republic IS NOT FOR SALE!
Sure, I suppose govt always has been compromised by the influence of money – BUT NOT LIKE THIS.
It’s time to break the corruptive influence that moneyed interests have on our Federal, State and Local governments. These profiteers are padding their pockets at the expense of our democratic process and the future well-being of us and our children.
Do you agree that this is a valid fear? If so:
Support those politicians and policies that work to limit the corruptive influence of money on our political system.