YOU KNOW THAT FEELING WHEN YOU FIND A NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER AND YOU CAN FELL YOUR SANITY SLIPPING AWAY FROM YOU AS YOUR HEART BURSTS FROM YOUR CHEST AD YOU SCREAM THEIR NAME TO THE HEAVENS
[M]odern democracies have been around for long enough for neo-liberal capitalists to learn how to subvert them. They have mastered the techniques of infiltrating the instruments of democracy — the ‘independent’ judiciary, the ‘free’ press, the parliament — and molding them to their purpose. The project of corporate globalization has cracked the code. Free elections, a free press, and an independent judiciary mean little when the free market has reduced them to commodities on sale to the highest bidder.
It’s Reformation Sunday this Sunday at the Lutheran church, and so the altar guild has hung a banner there in the sanctuary: Ecclesia Semper Reformanda Est - The Church is Always Reforming. They put it up in Latin because if they put it up in English, it would offend people.