Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
And for a far more articulate take than my own on the rise of corporate power and how it has supplanted democracy, I bring you an interview of Chris Hedges going by the YouTube name of "Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying!":
It is my belief that the great dream, that great democratic experiment known as the U. S. Constitution is now dead, for all intents and purposes. It was sacrificed to our multinational corporations, in what Hedges calls a "slow coup". As such, I see no legitimacy left in our government. Unfortunately, these issues cannot be addressed through electoral politics, because that process is now entirely controlled by multinational corporations thanks in part to the SCOTUS's Citizens United decision and ALEC. The corporations own the politicians, some of the citizens and ALL the voting machines, but I feel a bit of hope, that the Occupy/99% movement will succeed somehow.
I guess there is some hope thanks to infighting as well: