Republican-end times


U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses attendees during a campaign rally at Saint Mary's Park in Bronx, New York

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses attendees during a campaign rally at Saint Mary’s Park in Bronx, New York March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTSD35E

Great article by Ron Fournier:  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/the-business-of-disrupting-politics/479172/

Change is going to come.

I think we have a critical mass here.  Where the electoral process – establishment politics – is not sufficiently acknowledging one-person-one-vote.  We need a national special-election:  an independent party primary between Sanders and Trump.

Awesome photo from The Atlantic.  “Kuhdoos” to the photographer:  Lucas Jackson.

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Today’s news is a glimmer of sunlight in this trickle-down economic cave so many of us are living in.  No doubt it’s a glimmer of hope to hear a leader, (a world leader?) pick up the gauntlet and address the status-quo / the power structure and say, “enough – (basta)!” of the inequality and growing poverty that is a result of unbridled capitalism and to remind us of the value of humanity over profit (“A New Tyranny“).

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…if ordering a 4-year supply of “I voted” stickers to wear everyday would be tactless, but those Republican sociopaths (pardon the tautology) have really raised the bar on what’s considered gauche.

Aah!  The power of the metaphor:  “corporations are people.”  Not only can a mere metaphor become a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, it has overturned a century-old Montana ruling that restricted the proven, corrupt effects corporate spending has on politics.  But our U.S. supreme court has taken a decidedly literary turn favoring metaphors over the wisdom gleaned from history and legal precedent.

If corporations are people, it seems like a pretty uneven playing field when it comes to the pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  And if money is free speech, more power and influence to those who can afford the megaphones.  And what about people-people in this grand poetic?  If corporations are people, then do real people, in this poetic scale-shift, become the mere blood vessels and neurons? – flowing the nutrients and oxygen, transmitting the dopamine and endorphins to keep those corporate bodies happy and functioning and in the game?  No doubt the supreme court ruling permits corporations to be the player and sidelines the real citizen, the voter.

If court rulings are reasoned by metaphors, then our U.S. Supreme Court is comprised of poet laureates.  Wisdom lost.

McCain_n_kitty copy…so much for the Sanrio-esque Republican brand.