After barely enduring the hottest Louisville summer in recorded history, twice, my tolerance for bullshit is at a seasonal low. The summer of 1954 was bad, especially before air conditioning, but 2010's summer was worse. It is now October 10th, and the forecast high temperature for this afternoon is above 90 degrees F.
As a warm-up act to this abnormal weather, TeeVee has provided an unending stream of anonymous political rants with bad graphics, bad-mouthing targeted political candidates. Can't buy me love represents a principle that does not apply to the commercial availability of high elected office.
Kentucky is a political battleground state this go-round, and the long knives have been un-sheathed.
The shape of our national governance for the next two years, at least, will soon be decided by a process that seems to be directed by a union of general un-articulated popular dissatisfaction with life in the U. S. A. today and extremely loud fear-mongering with slander.
Few know for sure who is paying for the prime time fear-mongering and slander. There is no legal requirement that they show their pretty faces, or be accountable to anyone.
In a recent speech before the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, President Obama stated, "This is a threat to our democracy...And if we just stand by and allow
the special interests to silence anybody who's got the guts to stand up
to them, our country's going to be a very different place."
Tikkun Magazine has suggested an Amendment to the U. S. Constitution to limit the First Amendment free speech rights of non-people. Those would also be know as corporations.
Corporations are not Persons and Money is not Speech Stop the Corporate Takeover of our Society