Here is Bill Moyers’ response to the recent Supreme Court decision not to revisit Citizen’s United. Check out the full clip, which only runs 6 1/2 minutes.
Three things don’t go together: Money. Secrecy. Democracy. And that’s the nub of the matter. This is all a sham for invalidating democracy in the name of democracy. It’s the trick authoritarians always use to hide their real intention — in this case absolute power over our public life and institutions: the privatization of everything. The Supreme Court is pointing the way. Instead of mitigating the worst excesses of both the state and the private sector, the Court has taken sides. Saying to the massed wealth of the one percent: America is yours for the taking, for the buying.
There really is nothing to add to something so shameful and tragic.