I just read this comment on a fine post by Yves over at NakedCapitalism:
These are unarguably grotesquely huge hyper-fascist organizations that have utterly bought and paid for the entire global political control system. They have a stranglehold on the operating narrative myths of our entire civilization. They are now comfortably and confidently and permanently above the rule of law. The only question is when the supine, overworked, uninformed, jaded, hopeless, broke, beleaguered, cowed, and brainwashed public awakes from their slumber to do something, anything, about it. My guess is the first of never.
I have no argument at all with the characterization of TBTF banks like JPMorgan as “grotesquely huge hyper-fascist organizations that have utterly bought and paid for the entire global political control system.” Yet I would tell this despairing commenter that the “first of never” may be coming sooner than we think. I have noticed more and more average folks correctly analyzing the world situation as being made much worse by the corporate coup d’etat which has made a mockery of our supposedly “representative” politics. Now that folks understand the problem, maybe they’ll be open to real, revolutionary solutions? Call me a cockeyed optimist, but I do think it could happen!