Moyers has some awesome guests on his comeback show. Remember when he got booted off PBS a while back?
These corporations know only one word, and that’s more,” Hedges went on. “And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from the creating, essentially, a corporate oligarchic state.
I watch his show, sometimes cheering and then waiting for more solid ideas about how to "stop them". I read the comments under each show and am amazed the Americans aren't more angry.
In 17th century England, a barrister, John Cook, risked assassination to put King Charles I on trial for crimes against the people. The problem was that the king (Rex), who made the law, could not be against himself. Could Rex be against Rex? The solution was to argue that the King is an office, not an individual, and must obey the law of the land. Cook won and Charles lost (his head).
The 1%, er, corporations, were clever to get themselves the same rights as the person. Now we must get more clever than them. And we won't even take off their heads. If they have the rights of the person, what about the responsibilities?