Men like Messrs. Ahmad and Salman symbolize the intertwining of sports and politics. They are imperious, ambitious, power hungry products of autocracies who have worked assiduously to concentrate power in their hands and sideline critics clamouring for real reform. Hailing from countries governed by autocratic, hereditary leaders, they have been accused of being willing to occupy their seats of power at whatever price.
elites push society toward instability and eventual collapse by hoarding huge quantities of wealth and resources, and leaving little or none for commoners who vastly outnumber them yet support them with labour. Eventually, the working population crashes because the portion of wealth allocated to them is not enough, followed by collapse of the elites due to the absence of labour
Big corporations are thriving; elites are collecting enormous booty, while great majority of people in the West is gradually losing its ability to dream and to feel. Without those preconditions, no rebellion is possible. Lack of imagination, accompanied by emotional numbness, is the most effective formula for stagnation, even regression.That is why the West is finished.
Noam Chomsky notes that “we have the one leading politician who hasn’t stolen to enrich herself, who’s being impeached by a gang of thieves, who have done so. That does count as a kind of soft coup.” Rousseff’s replacement, Brazil’s former vice president, Michel Temer, is a member of the opposition PMDB party who is implicated in Brazil’s massive corruption scandal involving state-owned oil company Petrobras, and has now appointed an all-white male Cabinet charged with implementing corporate-friendly policies. Video
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“We ain’t had nothing yet that didn’t go away. If it don’t go away, if it go into the grand jury (inaudible) you get your money back,” said Kidd. “You’ll never see him. He (inaudible) actually works with the DA in the office.”Mr. Pierce then asked, “And we won’t get in trouble for bribing?“No,” Kidd replied. “You ain’t never going to talk to him.”
Of course, many Canadians cheered the judge’s ferocious attack on the thuggish behaviour of the Prime Minister’s Office. But a tougher condemnation of the Senate itself was surely in order. After all, there was Marjory LeBreton, on the day of Justice Vaillancourt’s decision, telling CBC’s Rosie Barton how pleased she was that the Senate had begun cleaning up some of its mess. Yet as Mr. Harper’s leader of the government in the Senate, Ms. LeBreton seems to have done nothing to clarify those damned mystifying rules that got the poor innocent old Duffster in so much trouble.