Congressional gridlock. Budget cuts to education. Budget increases to defense. Multiple, endless wars. Recession. No jobs. No climate change legislation. Persisting Bush-era tax cuts. Central banking system. Corporate rule in U.S. “democracy”. Voter apathy. Media distractions. Environmental degradation. Corruption, corruption, corruption.
Citizens do change governments through the mechanisms of representative democracy. However, the control of corporations and the coercive rules of globalization undermine this change by ensuring that political change does not imply changes in economic policies. No matter which party holds office…in reality, corporations rule.
|—||Vandana Shiva, Earth Democracy|