“When powerful, corrupt and thoroughly entrenched institutions start to seem beyond our reach to control or contain, we must turn our minds back to the horror of slavery, to be reminded that even seemingly unstoppable evil can be fought and defeated. Obviously, slavery’s supporters held unspeakable political, economic and military power. And yet it was defeated, because its opponents were able to frame the institution — and not the individuals — as evil. Through an enormous, and yes, eventually bloody, campaign, the perverse incentives that propagated and heightened entrenched wealth and power were defeated by an American people who’d put an abolitionist in the Oval Office — and supported him in his quest to rid America of her shameful ‘original sin.'”

Read the rest at Salon. “Noam Chomsky was right: Why the Koch brothers are obscuring the real enemy