The Supreme Court decision on Citizens United aggravated an already skewed election system and turned loose a vehicle for supercharged political influence, fueled by money, delivered over public media and capable of overwhelming representative elections and replacing them with rigged contests designed to saturate legislatures and executive agencies with agents obliged to further the interests and power of a few elite.
The general public, hard to organize into action groups of common purpose and focused action on a good day, now has to face this media influence amplifier, saturated with high priced ads, paid media pundits, artfully crafted propaganda, confusing distractions, denial of reality & revisionist history. How’s a person able to form a complete thought, in an environment like this, let alone, make an informed decision that represents their best interests? But that’s the point. It’s not the interests of the public that are meant to be served in this forum of excessive advantage. It’s the interests of the biggest spender.
This environment of overloaded advantage in political contests is a breeding ground for dissatisfaction and abuse. The result of elections that should put in place a consensus, functioning government, instead create dysfunctional governing bodies and perpetual political power struggles. With no relief for the general public’s growing frustrations and an emerging realization that the game is rigged against them, the inevitable result is mass demonstrations, civil disobedience, general strikes, and eventually public revolt.