Allowing huge pharmaceutical companies to continue gouging the public for life-saving medicines is wrong. It’s about the corruption and greed that is rampant in our society, and how the powerful, wealthy, and elites do whatever necessary to amass even more wealth regardless of the cost or pain inflicted on the poor and the hungry. Such price gouging by big pharma is a clear demonstration of our society’s immorality and loss of values.
Any of these sound familiar?
“Whether by design, or simply inertia, the Republican wrecking ball has been following a two-level strategy. Trump keeps the spotlight on himself with one act after another, assuming (correctly) that yesterday’s antics will be swept aside by today’s. And at the same time, often beneath the radar, the “respectable” Republican establishment chips away at government programs that might be of benefit to the general population, but not to their constituency of extreme wealth and corporate power. They are systematically pursuing what Financial Times economic correspondent Martin Wolf calls “pluto-populism,” a doctrine that imposes “policies that benefit plutocrats, justified by populist rhetoric.””
This makes sense to me. It seems a fairly decent description of what’s happening at the moment. Anyone else agree? How do we stop it?
If it walks like a duck, and if it quacks like a duck…then it’s time to make some decisions about whether you really like listening to ducks.
If you have ever had the pleasure of spending time on a farm or ranch you know what a cow pasture looks and smells like. If you have ever walked through a cow pasture you have ample evidence that it is a home for cows. And, if you are like the majority of us, you avoid stepping in the ample piles of evidence.
Look around, my friends. The evidence is piling up. Take a deep breath. That pungent aroma is the smell of fresh, still steaming Fascism. You recognize the evidence of cows in a cow pasture. Recognize the evidence of Fascism. Once you step in it, the smell cannot be removed.
Even though most of us recognize the growth of corporate power, there have been far too few voices raised in warning. Berry is absolutely correct in his assertion that corporate power is a clear and present danger to the democratic process. We ignore it at our own peril.