By Robert C. Koehler
REMINDER (for those of you in the Chicago area), my book-launch celebration party will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the ledgendary Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago. My new book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, is now on sale. Please see info following this week’s column.
Thud goes hope. Whatever the causes of “voter dissatisfaction” and voter despair that gave the party of destruction so much power back, I sit in dread the next morning not so much of the results as of the phenomenon of openly purchased elections.
“The midterms have shattered spending records for a nonpresidential contest, providing a likely blueprint for the frenzy to come when the White House is up for grabs in two years.”
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By Tom Degan
“Fascism should more properly be called ‘corporatism’ because it is the total merging of corporate and state power.”
~ Benito Mussolini, the Founding Father of the Fascist State
So corporations are “people”, with “certain unalienable rights”? You’ve got to hand it to Reagan and the two Bushes. Thanks to their atrocious appointments to America’s highest court, the damage they’ve done to our democracy will be felt for generations. The recent decision by the Supreme Court to strike down two precedents (including McCain/Feingold) which limited the obscene amount of money a corporation could use to influence the electoral process is a case in point. According to the Supremes, a corporation is “a person” entitled to take advantage of the First Amendment just like any other “person”. It kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it?