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The end is near…

At last they have succeeded at their greatest triumph. Let the Rapture begin…

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/21/supreme-court-sides-hillary-movie-filmmakers-campaign-money-dispute/

“money quote” from the dissent (Justice Stevens):

In the context of election to public office, the distinction between corporate and human speakers is significant. Although they make enormous contributions to our society, corporations are not actually members of it [emphasis added]

For more on “corporate personhood” (or in my opinion, lack thereof), see:

http://rutrow.org/2008/05/19/corporations-are-people-too/

I’m serious. The end is here. It’s done.

UPDATE:

Make no mistake. This is not simply a judicial decision. It is a coup. The Supreme Court has handed the country to the corporate interests and by extension to the Republicans. Turd Blossom now has his permanent majority.

Actually when you really look at it the coup happened in 2000, when the Supreme Court handed the election to George W. Bush ultimately giving him the option to seat these judges.

UPDATE 2:

I still think it probably does bode badly for the future of democracy, but Glenn Greenwald here, here, here, and here nearly has me convinced that not only was it the right decision, but even that “corporate personhood” is necessary.

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