Friday, November 05, 2010

Taking America Back to the Gilded Age

By William Loren Katz
November 5, 2010

In 2010, with the blessing of a five-to-four U.S. Supreme Court decision, unlimited money from anonymous corporate sources was allowed to call the nation’s political tune and decide the fate of American candidates for office.

Read on.


BARBBF said...

Election of black conservatives signals 'awakening'

Chris Woodward and Russ Jones - OneNewsNow - 11/4/2010 4:25:00 AMBookmark and Share

Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)With South Carolina's victory of the first 'Deep South' black Republican to Congress since Reconstruction, one conservative thinks it's evident that the tea party is not racist.

Ron Miller, a conservative author, columnist, veteran and tea party member, says Tim Scott's election to Congress is "an impressive victory."

"I think it's a great testimony to Americans' ability to evaluate people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin," he suggests.

In winning the election, Scott beat out two white candidates in the Republican primary, including the son of late Senator Strom Thurmond and the son of former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell.

Ron Miller (columnist, commentator)"You would think that if there was going to be any state where race would be an issue [it] would be South Carolina. But they've demonstrated their ability, not just with Tim Scott's election, but with Nikki Haley's election as the first female and Indian-American governor of that state, that they're perfectly capable of voting based on the issues," the conservative columnist notes.

He decides the endorsements Scott and Haley both received from the tea party should reject claims that the grassroots movement is racist. Miller also predicts more black conservatives will get involved in the political process in the future.

"We had the largest number of black conservatives run for Congress this year than in any other, and we're going to have two black conservatives in Congress for the first time since 1996," Miller points out. "So we have a beachhead -- to use a military term -- and we want to start using that, not only to show everyone that the black community doesn't think or act alike, [but also] to give black conservatives the courage to speak out and let themselves be heard."

He concludes those are logical goals because no community thinks or acts alike.

Anonymous said...

Ok, now, I don't see what the problem is with the 20'. It sounds exactly like today (minus the segregation problem; I also think there are less Indians today), but without the wars in foreign land and without all the investment in tools and means of production that has occurred since then. Which means you can get a meal and penicillin and cheap China-produced cotton T-shirts today, as opposed to back then.

But otherwise?

I mean, really. Big industrial magnates? Millionaires in Congress? Worker exploitation? Arrogant upper crust?

We have got all of that today, and worse. Lots worse.

rosemerry said...

Thanks for this post. I hope it is not too late to do something about this debacle before all your freedoms are lost and you become a vast military dictatorship.

Big Em said...

Sobering historical article. Sadly, it seems that too many people want to believe in non-reality, so they'll casually swallow the BS from the Libertarians & conservatives about this Gilded Age era. It's like taking a salesman's lies seriously - - - they're nice to hear at the time, but they often end up quickly costing you a lot of money.