No in fact...."You seem to have just realized that multinatonals have hijacked your Democracy. This has arguably been the status quo since the oil crisis of the 70's. " you have your assumptions misplaced as well as your facts. The factual errors I pointed out in my last thread.
YOu as most others do not fully realize the implications of this thing. This is complete total dominance of the political process, not the corporately leaning democracies of the recent US political history.
So you simply are misreading the situation as you have misread the factual state of this thing. This will not start to affect things until 2010 and most probably will not have begining full effect until the 2012 elections.
If unchallenged the political landscape will change entirely.
With a media/advertiseing balance of powers of a sort in the past; much corporate interest was prelevant in politics, but still citizen input and reflection was present. This produced the changes of Glass Steagle but still rendered intact(for example) the SEC and other regulatory agencies . So the corporations had the greater control but not exclusive control. Now very likely will be gone within ten years or so, not only the regulations of Glass Steagle(already gone and not to be replaced), but also any shred of regulatory control. Social security and medicare which so far have weathered the storms of this degree of corporate self interest to survive intact, will eventually be privitized. Any attempts to limit mining or drilling in sensative areas such as wildernesses will be surely gone. Virtually any progressive legislation passed in the last 100 years or so will be destroyed.
Of course this will be very gradual. Like the frog in boiling water most will not even notice. And the incumbants on the left will take quite a while to weed out through the electoral process. So total change and total corporate control.... probably will not start till 2020 and through attrition, get more and more prelevent, with final victory ocurring at about 2030 to my guess. Victory meaning not a shred of democracy left. This all barring panademic, natural disastor of a global scope, or very real economic upheaval(a distinct possibility with no regulation) and consequent soceital upheaval.
Basically you misread not only me but circumstance. What has happened in the past in no way shape nor form approximates what will happen in the future...it is so much worse. Americans if you have not noticed are not exactly poor. They generally live very well compared to the rest of the world. This is not due to corporate largess, it is due to a degree of balance between corporate and individual interest in the politic. This will now end. Now we will get to see unbridled corporate greed at its worst. Dickins England will seem a pleasent place.
Awareness is always functionally present to us. This can not deminish attributal to any circumstance.
Your comparison to me as a candle....perposterous and a absurd comparison. You simply know nothing about me, nothing at all. And little evidently about the specifics of this ruling. You presume you know, you do not. Many in fact know of this fact, and its consequences. People here, some seemingly do not. So I don't bring any light, I bring a bit of unwelcomed truth. The supreme court decision I can tell you the specifics of the aspects of the decision. It is a Buddhist responsibility in a democratic form of government by my take to do so and know such things so we may vote our voice to create less harm. Though small voices we hold. The economic situation, I have endeavored in things economic that necessitate such understandings for quite some time. I must know these things to simply reap my small profit. Correctly predict this crisis I and other many other quite did. Years before it occurance. And the timeing...exact, dependent upon one specific occurance. With that occurance years before the actual crisis...came the crisis. Similiar to this thing, which will have similiar signficance in the politial. What the general public knows about the economic crisis wouldn't fill a thimble. Yet they must know such things to decide exactly who is telling the truth and who is not, but they do not. As they do not know of this simple thing that has occured. Talk instead about candles and such. So I tell you this will happen, and I am told it has already occured(mistakeningly) and to light candles. About the same response as telling peoples before the economic crisis what was to ensue. About the same though different issue. Personally I made profit two years before the crisis at the worst of the crisis and presently, and prepare to make profit as the crisis extends. So it matters not to me personally, I give not a whit. But predicting consequence of action...is not all that difficult. So I predict...again. It may be handy to know what is coming, if no remedial action is taken, which probably will not be, what will happen. One can protect oneself perhaps.
The candle....take the candle and put it into the cart of dung with the other things of dung comprised, well worn, worn out ideas, and cart them away to the graveyard of ideas well past their day and time...bury them there. They do no good here.
Post world war one Germans they, in the throws of the depression, thought things could never get very much worse.....shows how wrong our apprehensions of things can be.
So take no heed of this. I suspect most will not. AS with the economic crisis it is at their peril. But what's to be done.....people like to talk of candles and things considered already done. I do not, but it is not significant to me. What is significant is the harm coming.
As a aside I can describe the economic straw that broke the camels back, but few will probably find it of any interest, it is the past. Few in the past would believe things could unwind that way. Few in the present believe political things can unwind this way, but we are out there. There are many of us with the same story to tell it seems. As there were many, back then, four or so years back. Won't bother us they said and what can we do?. Seems about what they say now.
So I say....prepare yourself and watch this thing very closely, it is coming.
Here's another prediction, I could or didn't want to resist:
As a aside, wether it is good or bad is ultimately in the eye of the beholder as are most things.
Due to global warming and the fact the vast majorities of lower income peoples with few resources are located in low lying costal areas globally, that will become virtually inhabitable, will occur the creation of vast vast numbers of peoples who are basically refugees. Enormous amounts of refugee status peoples with virtually no homeland to go to and no resources. Approximating certainly at least 1 Billion or perhaps quite more, peoples, which is pretty incomprehensible to envision.
Well corporations relocate to third world locations out of competitive necessity of providing low cost goods as a result of low wages. They will instead press various buttons of the existing American populace, to win their position of no restriction to immigration(open borders)... which will have the result of these enormous populations relocating to the US, very gradually, and displacing the established work force and populations. So they will go there. Since the US caused global warming pretty much all by their lonesome until very recently....this will be a poetic justice of sorts, but very painful for Americans. Very low competitive wages available in the US with no relocation of corporation necessary, a win win for corporations since the market for such type goods is likely to remain in the US by predominance and the influx of population will increase consumptive amounts.
But 1 Billion or so global climate refugees will be filling those jobs and any Americans are to work at those low wages as well. Those American will become a very small minority over time. Attempts to give second class status to such immigrants will sustain until they become the majority constituant. Then those restrictions will disappear and so will the historically framed idea of a American. The dollar will so devalue to other things globally the actual wages will seem high but buying power will be quite low, (so Americans will be deceived in that manner as well). Lots and lots of cheap communicative based products which provide the semblence of retained wealth but foods energy and yes health care costs....making the American life commonly one of eightly hour plus weeks just to make ends meet.
So karmic effect. Their country will be for all intents and purposes Bangladesh, and Bangladesh will be quite underwater. Australia Canada and other countries not in corporate control will remain with and tighten immigration and not have this problem to such a great degree. So America is quite finished as the Americans know it....not to say that is good or bad. Ironic it is.....global warming and corporate control which sans its presence could have limited its impact.....destroys the nation that produced it in the main.
America will be as they say...finished. So it will be quite a eventual cause and effect lesson of sorts. I will be long gone....these things matter not to me. And it seems perhaps right....the Bangledesh peoples to inherit America.
The other implications such as the great military being in the hands of the corporations..has however not as benign result, but that is for another conjecture.
So that is the future, as this layperson with little understanding of things sees it...in part.
So as they say...take that to the bank, Americans. Pretty to you it is not, but you are quite sedated and know not of what is coming.
This is coming. But few here I suspect can even read a line or two of this nevertheless this entire post. So this is by mechanism in these times, quite kept secret. Which is perhaps poetic as well. I am not singular however in this view. Others may perhaps explain it more clearly if that is their want and audience wants it. Most however do not, not a hair of it. And those who can explain such things, I think they mostly do not. Peoples it seems they want mostly sides, but that is aside. There are no sides to these things causes and effects only.
Enjoy!! This thing to you is freely given, so as such it is perceived as you tend to perceive such things as totally completly..... worthless. So it is, and will remain to you. Enjoy it as only a thing of no worth may be enjoyed, and discard it....immediately. It is not worthy of you.
As indesipherable it is as if it were written in Dikini script I personally suspect. Ah great writer I am not,I also personally suspect.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.