Yes,JAM, tone is always hard in text. Thank you for acknowledging that. I go back and forth between twitter, voice, and other online venues, where I have to change up between radicals, reactionaries, corporate drones, pandering pussies and wannabes, and all the celebritistas who just want to know where the #ows parties are. Switching gears is hard sometimes.
"I would be fascinated to read a lengthy argument for a course of action whereby we ourselves eradicate corrupt corporate influence on democratic politics."
There are many of those around, but none which would likely persuade you, or anyone else deeply cynical about the depth of this mess the 1% have created. And that is precisely what I would like to do first: find some kind of moderated venue where people who want to thrash out such conversations can do it in good faith, and without too much shouting. I am too new to this group to know if this is or is not the place for such conversations. Do you know of others I might explore?
Also, would you please follow me on Twitter. Something I'd like to DM you about.