“What has this to do with corruption? It has everything to do with corruption. Corruption breaks the constitution ally necessary “chain of communication” between the people and their representatives. It derails the essential speech-to-government-action tie. Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard. Inso far as corruption cuts the link between political thought and political action, a free marketplace of political ideas loses its point. That is one reason why the Court has stressed the constitutional importance of Congress’ con cern that a few large donations not drown out the voices of the many.”
ERROL MORRIS: Do you think that Rumsfeld was in denial? That even he couldn’t see his way to the facts through the layers of fantasy that he constructed in promoting the Iraq war?
JIM MIKLASZEWSKI: Well, not just him but the entire building was in denial. Doug Feith — don’t get me started on Doug Feith — told me that they had a Marshall Plan all set to go in terms of rebuilding Iraq. And he pointed to this stack of huge three-ringed binders, all of them black. There must have been about 10 of them stacked up on top of a cabinet. And I asked to see them, and he said, “No, you can’t. It’s classified.” And I said, “Well, O.K., I understand that, I guess.” But I raised it to somebody else within the next couple of weeks. I said, “Well, Doug Feith showed me the Marshall Plan for Iraq.” And this person laughed, and he said, “Mik, that was the Marshall Plan.” It was a copy of the original Marshall Plan, not a plan for Iraq.
Anonymous asked:Yo, I liked your takedown of Same Love on AVClub. As a gay rapper and rap fan, I was pleased to have a song that supported my rights, but I always found it to be very slow, boring and pandering. I look forward to the day that an actual gay rapper becomes mainstream and raises the bar for everyone else. For now, I will have to support Fly Young Red. Cheers. Question.. who are your current favorite glbt rappers? Do you know of any?