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Posted By: Little Hawk
05-Nov-10 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: We've Lost the Republic (Lessig)
Subject: RE: BS: We've Lost the Republic (Lessig)
That is IT, Stilly. Brilliant speech! Lessig has identified the problem accurately. It is not, as LEJ was arguing with me awhile back, a "conspiracy theory". It is not a monolithic conspiracy. It is simply a way of doing things that comes naturally to the wealthiest entities in the society, and they do it because it makes them wealthier....they buy out the government through funding campaigns and lobbying congressmen and presidents. The people have lost control of the government because the big financiers and corporations have taken over the government through the power of money.

And that is exactly what I've been saying.