Saturday, November 3, 2012

Of Darkness And Karl Rove

Roughly 70% of the known universe is dark energy, and roughly 25% of the universe is dark matter. (Source: NASA.) Only 5% of the universe is stars and their planets, galaxies, nebulae, etc., the familiar things we think of when we think of matter in space. And we don't really know what the dark stuff is, perceptible as it is only through its gravitational effects, though it's fascinating to speculate.

Roughly 81% of dark money in politics in America goes to Republicans. (Source: Sunlight Foundation via TPM.) Only 19% of dark political money goes to Democrats. And we don't really know where the dark money comes from, though it's gut-wrenching to speculate.

I'd hate to think we will be forced to buy our democracy back. But that sure as fuck is what it looks like to me. That, or something even more costly...

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    1. ntodd, since Citizens United, freedom is about as unfree as possible.

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