(10:00PM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
(Crossposted at GOS)
With the recent SCOTUS ruling, our system of representative government is as we know it is over. This is not hyperbole.
The court, in effect, decided that corporations will be able to determine policy in all matters of government without any meaningful restriction. And before you jump right in and tell me that unions and the Sierra Club will have expanded rights, money talks, and big money talks loudest. It’s the return of feudalism, engineered by the SC appointment of Roberts and Alito during GW Bush’s term.
The SCOTUS, after installing a president via judicial coup, have now installed a corporatocracy, also via judicial coup. So much for judicial restraint from the Federalist Society.
See you after the jump for an idea whose time has come.
It’s only a matter of months before states, districts, and constituencies don’t matter in the traditional sense. All that will matter is who sponsors them.
Go read about this here and let me know if you feel any freer.
To quote Howard Fineman, it is one of the most amazing pieces of alleged jurisprudence I’ve ever read.
Any law which seeks to constrain corporate influence now will be overturned based on this precedent. So with all due respect to Congressman Grayson, his efforts are all whistling past the graveyard.
We need to ACT NOW, before the midterm elections, to introduce legislation that conforms to our inevitable fascist overlord’s sense of fair play, or else they’ll overturn that law as well.
Let’s start a corporation. A corporation dedicated to raising money for NASCAR style unitards for our senators and congressional representatives, sponsored by the very corporations which will own them in the future.
Edited for typos: We can sell billboard space right on the unitards, and copyright the idea before any other corporation does it first.
These stylish fashion statements will give us the advantage of knowing just who they sold out to, and by virtue of the size and location of each patch, we’ll know the proportion of ownership each company has in the politician.
Then let’s use the money we raised through corporate advertising to pass a law requiring every member of congress, as a condition of their employment, to wear these unitards, day and night, for the remainder of their terms. Of course, our logo would be right next to their name tag.
That way, we’ll have empowered ourselves at least to the extent that we own a piece of the rock. After that, we can start on buying more unitards and selling ad space on the news media and the judges. Of course, they’ll be made with union labor, right here in the USA, in a factory recently shuttered in some midwestern town ravaged by the same corporations who have exploited us all this time.
Who’s with me?
If you’re a corporate lawyer, fashion designer, property owner, investor, photoshop wiz, or just know how to sew, speak up, now’s your chance!
Update I: The ultimate goal, of course, is to use the profits of this corporation to buy some politicians ourselves, once we’ve ended poverty for the members of the corporation itself.