In fact, as the Daily Beast points out, those donations go equally to Clinton and Bush because the wealthy want to hedge their bets with presidential candidates. The wealthy know that it doesn’t matter which dynasty is in office, so long as that individual is firmly in the pocket of rich corporations. The mega-donors include food manufacturers and media moguls, among others.
Now, we know that the media has been driven by political interests for some time – that is no secret. We also know that the government wants us to Spend, Spend, Spend! Even after 9/11, Bush said the answer was to ignore the man behind the curtain and just go to Disney World, as the Washington Post pointed out.
But the thing is, the computer was supposed to be the great liberator, the device that allowed us global access to ideas and information. It was supposed to level the playing field. Instead, it is now a weapon. Microsoft spies on us, gives the information to third parties, and lets the government have access to information that they would otherwise need a warrant for. And the current Cyber Security Bill in the Senate right now will make spying on you easier than ever.
I don’t know about you, but this scares the shit out of me. No, I don’t do anything I need to be worried about online, but I sure as hell don’t want the government to have such easy access to everything I say and do. And I don’t want a computer program to push me toward targeted consumerism. These developments are at the least very annoying, and at the most, Big Brother on your doorstep.