Well, the rich are finally getting their way.
I really never thought that Americans would sit down and let money rule. But I guess after the beating they have taken with the recession and months of unemployment, they decided to give it up.
The next generation will have a big fight on its hands if they try to take the country back. If President Barack Obama does not get re-elected, he has done more for the country than most presidents have. And at least he and his wife have the kind of educations that will keep them fed for a lifetime.
As for the rest of us — well, those of us who have been through hard times before — we will probably be OK. The rich, of course, will fight each other endlessly to determine who will be top dog. Their greed and selfishness will drive them on and on, until they are broken and defeated.
All those millions of dollars that are being spent on this election, I hope, will wind up in the hands of someone who will do good things with it. Buying a government so that one can force it to operate the way one wishes is quite an accomplishment. The founders, of course, knew that it could turn out this way. They were taking the chance that they had the wheels of government so firmly welded in place that it would hold. But they were also aware of the evils of mankind and so I doubt they would have been surprised. They would probably expect it would take another revolution to get things back to normal.
I’m curious to know, if the rich get their way, how they plan to hold the country together. Many Americans are truly patriotic. They will not be led blindly into the night, and they will not bow down to money. That will present quite a problem to those who believe that money can buy anything.
Primarily, those members of Congress and their followers who are willing to sit idly by, waiting to get a leader that they want, are on a fool’s errand. They have deceived people into believing that they are willing to serve. They are accepting government pay for doing nothing. That is practicing dishonesty. They are certainly old enough to know they will pay for this, one way or another.
In any case, it took America a long time to come to this. Sure enough, we have had plenty of disreputable politicians, but we have had decent politicians to hold them to the bar. Now that we have a group of poor people desiring to be rich, worshipping a group of rich guys, who knows where this will end?
Citizens United may think that they have won the war. They are probably thinking that now they will soon own the government and they will be free to do whatever they want. But it’s not over until it’s over. Most of us have grown accustomed to living in a democratic republic. We haven’t learned to live under any other system.
So, we will probably have to get ourselves together and figure our way out of this mess. Some of us don’t want to live under any other system of government. In other words, the way it stands, the person with the most money can buy the presidency.
Most people think it won’t work out that way. Well, I wouldn’t count on it. Some people feel that it’s already in the bag.