But this is the state of politics in the 21st century. Where cutthroat, greedy-ass corporations that only care about profit margins and how large their bank accounts are take a walk while regular people like you and me get screwed over trivial things. Microsoft and their linked corporations had a virtual monopoly. Do NOT try to deny this. What's happening now? A government that once tried to do the right thing in getting them to break up is suddently their biggest fan, all because of a leader change.
This is what makes me sick about America these days. Thanks to this and many other incidents that protect businesses at the expense of the common citizen, it's no longer the United States of America. It's Corporate America, and we "elect" a new CEO every 4 years... we elect his staff (House and Senate) every 4 or 6 years out of a lineup of mostly very photogenic people with a winning smile, a silver tongue, and a vacuum between the ears... however, all of them must have one thing in common (and there are VERY few exceptions to this): they can NOT give one flying f*ck about the people that they supposedly represent. Rather, they SHOULD give a f*ck about the corporations that paid for their mud-slinging ads that get splashed all over the TV set every 10 minutes for a year straight, because if they don't, they'll never see office again.
Makes me re-affirm my anarchist beliefs every goddamn day...
"The devil is in all of you!" - Rob Zombie, "Demonoid Phenomenon"
"We can do this one of two ways. There's the hard way, which involves hours of discussion, tons of negotiation, half a dozen bribes, and no guarantee of success."
"What's the easy way?"
"Liberally placed high explosives."