Sunday, February 05, 2006
This is not privatization.
This is political repression.
American business is not a democratic institution. It can do nothing but destroy democracy by gutting the institutions of expression or making them economically exclusive, excluding those who cannot pay for them.
The most revolutionary, progressive, innovative, intelligent and needful messages come from those in need.
The most complacent, reactionary, repressive, regressive, and obtuse messages come from those who need nothing, and are continually unsure of what they want. In other words, greed-driven discourse is inevitably insipid and useless to the majority of Americans.
A democratic society admits both.
A repressed society admits only the latter.
Thanx, Smirking Chimp.