Re: Like I always say, everyone is arguing about who's arrangement of the deck chairs on the Titanic is better but no one wants to really address the systemic problem with the ship itself, and until we do, we get what we deserve.Can't speak highly enough for how well this was put together. Kudos to This American Life and Planet money.--------
Rather unfortunately, we are facing a situation where commercial interests are able to buy up people who who are basically pitching special interests. This is a tough environment in that sense. If you are willing to say and do then you will be sought out. Fortunately, there are also influential men and women who appreciate candor and superior thinking.
I still say few respect someone who operates a 'useful idiot'. They are often flat out wrong. And this is a disservice to successive generations, if indeed there will be such, given the extent of politics of prestige and unaccountable opinion markets.
Somehow we need a groundswell of awareness and action like what happened with Pink Slime.
We are now an unofficial Plutocracy government. Money is what runs our politics and government.