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  •  It would take the shape the 1% wants. (17+ / 0-)

    We'd walk out with many fewer rights, and a lot more stupidity. After we break up the Corporate monopoly on public conversation, it might be a good thing. For now, it just saves the 1% all that trouble of buying politicians, when the revised rules can be written to automatically favor them always. Which is what would happen.


    Markos! Not only are the Gates Not Crashed, they've fallen on us. Actual Representatives are what we urgently need, because we have almost none.

    by Jim P on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:27:21 AM PST

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    •  Perhaps we can't break up the corporate monopoly (1+ / 0-)
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      until we propose a new constitution.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 02:14:01 PM PST

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      •  If the FCC ruled "1 company, (0+ / 0-)

        1 market, 1 outlet" then the deed would be done. Hold a Convention now and we'll end up with Corporations being defined as People, and all those "antiquated" things like "Congress alone can declare war" most of the Bill of Rights thrown out the window.

        The debate in the media will be "which Rights are no longer practicable?" You and I won't be invited to those debates or that convention.

         


        Markos! Not only are the Gates Not Crashed, they've fallen on us. Actual Representatives are what we urgently need, because we have almost none.

        by Jim P on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 03:31:31 PM PST

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        •  But that's already out the window (0+ / 0-)

          What's to lose? We already lost it.

          I hear you how you say the press would cover it, how corporations would control it. Thing is, if we ever got there, in the process such profound changes would have to happen that those worries may not be as insurmountable.

          Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

          by Simplify on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 03:43:14 PM PST

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          •  But the "if" presupposes one (0+ / 0-)

            profound change in particular: the breakup of the monopolized narrative-making.

            The blogosphere, the left in particular, has missed its duty in targeting the Cartels. Breaking them up is the thing almost every faction in America wants to see, but we let them go on as they have been year after year. Pretending that they are not the very means by which the 1% gets their way all the time; or that nothing can be done about it.

            Open and representative media, then open and representative convention. There's no scenario possible in which it goes the other way 'round.


            Markos! Not only are the Gates Not Crashed, they've fallen on us. Actual Representatives are what we urgently need, because we have almost none.

            by Jim P on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 03:56:21 PM PST

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