Sunday, July 14, 2013
Notes Underground: What we can learn from the George Zimmerman trial.
There’s an ugly racism in this country, but it’s not what you think. It’s racism feeding at the trough of corporate economic greed. It’s racism of a media consortium inflaming social class distinctions, defining the residual assets of bitterness and animosity in racial terms. Like sub-prime mortgage brokers, corporate media profit from envy and hatred. Fraud as a scheme, not justice, is the process. Public opinion as an investment commodity is the outcome. On a good day, racism is just another stock option, a bonus from the accumulation of capital leveraged in a short sale.