Strange things are happening to our democracy. Maybe we saw them coming, maybe we didn’t but Capitalism has led to a sharp divide between the haves and the have-nots. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. It was supposed to be about the free market and competition. But labor was sent overseas, factories closed, the middle class began to disappear. What do we have, though, that many other countries don’t? What do we scream from the rooftops at times like this? Freedom of speech, dawg. And that means we can blow up the shit of just about anyone, as long as it isn’t slander. Even rich mofos like David Koch.
Citizen Koch sought to reveal the dominance of the Koch brothers – conservatives, wouldn’t you know – who have their pasty white fingers in just about every pie. Funding was secured for public television, then abruptly pulled because one of the pasty white Koch brothers was a muckety-muck in public television, wouldn’t you know. So they took it to the peeps and in 3 days they raised upwards of $90,000. THAT, my friends, is democracy in action. THAT is the country I live in.
They asked us why we donated to the cause and I’m posting my answer here instead of on the kickstarter site and my answer is this: we didn’t endure a bloody revolution, bother with a Declaration of Independence, write a Constitution only to see our rights stripped because we live in a country that coddles the 1%, the new aristocracy. I also want to send a message to PBS, a non-profit I have supported for over 30 years, that this will not stand. At what cost credibility? I stand with Elsewhere Films.