Mr. Olbermann has managed to expound on this issue with more eloquence than I have. The only thing I can add is this from Edmund Burke:
All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.
If we give up this fight and allow the corporate shills and their mindless minions to prevail, we will have no one to blame but ourselves for the slow decent into hell that will be our reward. Keep calling, keep emailing, keep blogging. Nothing worth having comes easily.