Friday, July 01, 2005

While we are freaking out about Roe v. Wade,

and I admit that's the first place my head goes too, David Sirota points out where the real action is:
    Is That a Pool Cue in Corporate America's Pocket, or Are They Just Excited About the Supreme Court?

    You can just imagine it, can't you - a group of sweaty, cigar-smoking executives and lobbyists are right now sitting around a mahogany conference table somewhere on K Street rubbing their greasy palms together and plotting how to make sure that just the right corporate hack will replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court. You can almost hear their pulses accelerating and their hormones flowing - the prospect of putting one of their own on the Supreme Court is exactly what arouses these guys and exactly what they fantasize about when the lights shut off in their mansions at night.

    Now it's true - the media will make this whole story about the Religious Right vs. Evil Secular Liberals. But behind the curtains in a dark little peep-show-like room, Corporate America will be busy lubing up the process and panting with glee as they take over our judiciary...

    ...None of this should be a shock - as I have written before, the media regularly misses the real story about how Big Money runs the show in Washington, D.C. Reporters seem to prefer the fake storyline of "conservative" vs. "liberal" as opposed to the real storyline of "Big Money" vs. "Ordinary Americans." That's what this fight is ultimately going to be about, and Corporate America is going to thrust itself into the middle of this, ramming millions of dollars into the process to make sure they get the climax they want - a Justice they can be in bed with whenever they desire, and that will perform whatever dirty little favors Big Business says. Our side had better be ready to expose their scheme - and counter it with our own fight.
Since we already know damned well what to expect by way of media coverage (think the presidential campaign horserace was bad...?), it's up to us to help amplify the story-behind-the-story. Let's keep our eyes on the real action, folks. Think foxes and henhouses.

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