Thursday, February 13, 2014

Two Mileposts Looming

You will know for sure if our Democracy has failed in America by watching two upcoming mileposts.  One of them is the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable companies.  If this is allowed to happen then you will know that corporations now control our nation, and not the people.  To allow such a monopoly to exist is counter to the well being of all Americans.  If the federal government, our President and Congress allow this to happen then you will know we are truly screwed.

The other milepost is the Keystone Pipeline.  If that climate destroying project is allowed to proceed you can be pretty comfortable in knowing that the Fossil Fuel bosses in the world still control everything.  They may be more dominant than their partners, the Defense Industry.  This pipeline project is about profits.  Not jobs.  It is about moving one of the dirtiest types of oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico for refining and then export.  If the President allows this to go forward the world takes a step forward to climate disaster.  The odds are that he will allow it.

1 comment:

Ok, then said...

Well it looks like we're just doomed. The unions have swallowed the line about "job creation" for Keystone, Obama doesn't seem to care and I don't think anyone in Congress is too concerned about the Comcast-Time/Warner merger. Welcome to the new Gilded Age.