Although I am by no means a Communist, I have a certain belief in dialectics. Somethings happens (THESIS), opposition emerges (ANTITHESIS), and finally some sort of compromise solution emerges (SYNTHESIS). With the McCutcheon vs. FEC case just concluded, the U.S. Supreme Court gives wealthy individuals the right to in effect donate as much money as they want to the party or issue of their choice through SuperPACs which redistribute the funds. Although they still cannot write a megacheck directly to a particular candidate, I’m sure that won’t be long in coming.
What the so-called 1% (actually, a much smaller percent that) don’t realize is the hatred and opposition they are sowing. The superwealthy and the corporate elite have succeeded in infiltrating and gutting a major political party’but not without hard feelings. The more they ride roughshod over the feelings of American voters, the more likely there is to be a reckoning of some sort to redress the balance. There will be no Thousand Year Reich for the likes of Sherman Adelson and the Koch Brothers. They may be at their apogee wight now in terms of influence, but angry crowds are massing in front of the Bastille, and with luck their efforts will be taken apart brick by brick.
I am convinced that many or perhaps even most viewers of the Faux News channel are aware that the fix is in and are just waiting for the right time to cast their vote.
At least, I hope so.
I’m afraid I don’t share your optimism about Fux News viewers. They have no reason to disbelieve what they learn on Fux, because that’s basically all the information they get (except for Rush & Dennis Prager & various other loonies).
I agree that the last limitation on the wealthy to buy candidates will soon by gone.
What surprised me though was your last comment that the viewers of Faux News will revolt. I see no evidence of that among my friends and acquaintances who are Faux regulars. They will continue voting GOP as usual.
I afraid I agree with both Willy and Fred and hope with you . There is a lot of anger being produced , but it is not directed to the right folks . I am afraid that instead of a revolt we will wind up in a second civil war with the 1% sitting back in the Caymans laughing all the way to the bank .
For some people I know, Faux News is like watching ugly gladiators hack away at one another. In the long run, I remain hopeful, remembering that things always look darkest before the dawn. (If there is a dawn!)