What happened to the discussion of Cherie Berry and link to an alternate view* of her?
(see up at the top under the title.)
"(A corporation has) neither body to jail nor soul to damn." - Lord Edward Thurlow (1731-1806)
"Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind." - John Adams
"Information is the currency of democracy." - Thomas Jefferson
"The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of the rich men in the country." - John Adams
"A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." - James Madison
To do this, we must be able to see a greedy but knowledgeable few manipulating public information for their own benefit. "Ignorant, restless desperadoes, without conscience or principles, have led a deluded multitude to follow their standard, under pretence of grievances which have no existence but in their own imaginations." - Abigail Adams
An example, "The people ... can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, ... It works the same in every country." - Hermann Goering during the Nuremberg Trials.
Another, "It is our job to make women unhappy with what they have." B. Earl Puckett - Allied Stores Corp. 1953
"Corporations, which previously had been considered artificial entities with no rights, were accorded all the rights of persons, and far more, since they are 'immortal persons', and 'persons' of extraordinary wealth and power. Furthermore, they were no longer bound to the specific purposes designated by State charter, but could act as they choose, with few constraints." - Noam Chomsky
"In each cultural era, the medium in which information is recorded and transmitted is decisive in determining the character of that culture." - Marshall McLuhan (1911-80)
"The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy." - Alex Carey, social scientist, 1995
"The greatest threat to democracy is the increasing concentration of major electronic media in ever fewer hands." - Rep. David Price (D-NC)
"The corporation is an externalizing machine (moving its operating costs to external organizations and people), in the same way that a shark is a killing machine." - Robert Monks (2003) GOP candidate for Senate from Maine and corporate governance adviser in the film "The Corporation"
"It's class warfare, my class is winning, but they shouldn't be." - Warren Buffett (See charts below.)
"I refuse to live in a country like this, and I'm not leaving." - Michael Moore
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