Sunday, June 10, 2007

Politics: a lost cause (I changed my blog name)

As my friends and family know, I have basically given up on the political and economic situation in my country (USA): total corporate control of the news media along with large scale corporate bribes to both democrats and republicans is having two un-stoppable effects: we are seeing the largest transfer of wealth to the super rich ever and our representative democracy has lost effectiveness when the corporate media can effectively sideline popular candidates like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich.

Oh well. One last bit of advice to the economically marginalized (i.e., "the middle class"): perhaps it would be a good time to downsize your lifestyle and get rid of as much debt as you can, while it is still possible to do so.

On a happier note: when I removed the word "politics" from my web blog title, I added "Knowledge Management" - something that I work on a lot.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." -Edmund Burke

Mark Watson, author and consultant said...

Good quote from Edmund Burke - thanks. It is not that I am doing nothing, but I am limiting my involvement to contributions and support for the very rare politicians who I believe are not bought off by lobbyists - there are a few.

jherber said...

a must watch...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3954858769441262005

you are right mark, the corporation is co-evolving with government and cannibalizing the middle class.

the problem is reform - dem's promised and haven't delivered. without finance and media ownership reform, we can't have a democracy. viewpoint is owned by the microphone owners - witness murdoch's admitted influence. campain contributions, party contributions, executive jobs as rewards (kickbacks), and cabinet seats for former lobbyists all must be dealt with before we can have politicians serve us again. until then, the corporation has found a way to win the game.

Jeff Winkler said...

Sicko (opening today) is a good movie, shows alternative systems when things are run for the common good, not that of corporations.