Bill Moyers – We the Plutocrats vs We the People
Sometimes, an excerpt—even a long one —simply doesn’t do justice to an essay.
Since that is the case with Bill Moyers’ piece “We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People—Saving the Soul of Democracy,” first published by TomDispatch, I’m only providing the link along with his ending paragraph.
I know some of you may click that link and upon seeing where I have sent you immediately will think tl;dr (“Too Long, Don’t Read”). I urge you to reconsider. Here’s how Moyers concludes:
The religion of inequality—of money and power—has failed us; its gods are false gods. There is something more essential—more profound—in the American experience than the hyena’s appetite. Once we recognize and nurture this, once we honor it, we can reboot democracy and get on with the work of liberating the country we carry in our hearts.
(Originally appeared at DailyKos)