Buo Lai En
'Power tends to corrupt'
As I commented when I responded to this petition, I wish the farmers every success in their struggle against Monsanto's abusive business practices, but I am not sanguine about their prospects.
We live in a nation debauched, a pathocratic empire where psychopaths rule because their very lack of ethics paves their path to pre-eminence. As long as our ruling elite comprises a cabal of alien-souled men and women who know not conscience or guilt, and seek ever to advance themselves at whatever cost to the rest of society, and as long as our judges are chosen from that elite, we cannot be surprised to find proofs infinitely multiplied of the adage that "Any excuse will serve a tyrant."
Only when Arab Spring-style protests pervade our cities and metamorphose into a general strike that paralyzes the pathological economy -- a weaponless revolution that opposes to the arms and enforcers of the elite the invincible numbers, resolve and fortitude of a people that has withdrawn its consent to be misgoverned -- will any hope exist for justice.