Our Democracy has been bought by Dark Money Trolls that hobble our government at a time of great threats and spiraling wealth disparity. The Trolls are winning!
They (Big Money) own the media and seek further "consolidation", which is to say your sources of information are still shrinking. Maybe 5 is too few for the richest economy on earth, that already doesn't get the real news? Enter AT&T! It looks like a sequel to us of a certain age. And there is a goal they seek: to do as they please.
All that Super PAC Dark Money buys buyable politicians with easy cash that makes and airs adds for policies that are destroying our garden planet. It goes to the media companies owned by the billionaires who want you to vote for their interests over yours. They (Big Money and Dark Money... all really the SAME money) think you and me are stupid! And because Forrest's mother was right, we are!
Big Money Dark Money are getting what they are paying for, because we are asleep at the switch! They depress us into thinking our vote doesn't matter. They gerrymander our congressional districts until the minority can steal the seats, SO ouur vote doesn't matter. And now they are just coming for your voting rights, convinced you won't care, because your vote doesn't matter.
Multiple self-feeding stupidity loops all making the same point. It is all they need to do to keep stealing. It effectively shuts down OUR DEMOCRACY!
Hobbled government enables runaway climate change from fossil fuel pollution, voter suppression, denial of women's health rights and clinics. We cut food and education for poor children, under-fund public education, steal public employee pensions. Hate speech is rampant in public forums and a host of bad laws, intentionally passed to troll society, overload our justice system with prank law. The People have been trumped!
It is not an accident! It stops when we say NO! We need our Government Of the People, By the People and For the People back in power. We have the right and the responsibility to petition our government with our grievances and right these wrongs.
When Money is Speech, Bribery is Legal. It stops when we say NO!
Twelve Steps tp Stop the Trolls!
The Twelve Steps
1. End Corporate Personhood
2. Guarantee Voting Rights
3. Outlaw Lobbying
4. Restore Banks & Regulate Wall Street
5. Prosecute Financial Crimes as Crimes
6. Get the Greed Out of Politics with Political Campaign Finance Reform
7. Simplify the Tax Code with incentives for First Homes and Education
8. Guarantee Workplace Rights
9. Establish Smart Grid based on Neighborhood Energy Production
10. Guarantee Human and Health Rights
11. End the War on Drugs
12. End Prisons for Profit