I want this kid to come to Australia! In fact, why can’t he travel to all ‘democracies’? He’s brilliant!! Get this: he is a 16 year-old computer whiz, in USA. He programmed a plug-in that allows any American with a computer to instantly see where any politician gets their money. I love this! A 16 year-old boy in his pyjamas exposes the entire spin system and puts you in charge of seeing all the bribery and corruption that runs political parties.
I love this quote from the programmer: “Whether Democrat or Republican, we should all want a political system that is independent of the influence of big money and not dependent on endless cycles of fundraising from special interests. The United States of America was founded to serve individuals, not big interests or big industries.”
We all know that he who pays the piper calls the tune. Now Americans can easily find out who the puppet master is, at the click of one button. Don’t look now, senator, but your fly is undone. We know who you really serve and why you say what you say.
If we are finally to restrain and regulate corporations so our planet can heal and regenerate and so we can have justice and equity, first we need transparency. No prizes for guessing why the Australian government does everything in its power to defend fossil fuels and kill renewables. Political ‘donations’ (read: legal bribery) suffocate progress and raze our children’s future. Until political donations are forever banned, at least the bullshit has to be exposed, and placed at voters’ fingertips.
I would love to see this app in Australia, and the rest of the world in fact. Read all about it here: CLICK.
Meanwhile, you can trace how Australia pollies are bribed and bought at this site: democracy4sale.org
Once you find the names of the entities that donate the money, you might find yourself saying: ‘well, who are these people, and what is their agenda?’. It’s easy to find out. Search in this excellent website: source watch.org