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mother earth

(6,002 posts)
Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:08 PM Mar 2015

Chris Hedges "Fascist Corporatocracy: False Left-Right Paradigm"

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CONTENT: I am including an M rating for mature since Hedges is candidly discussing issues that reveal the false paradigm.
There is no RT warning, so it is safe for those over age 18 to view.

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Chris Hedges "Fascist Corporatocracy: False Left-Right Paradigm" (Original Post) mother earth Mar 2015 OP
Thanks for posting HatTrick Mar 2015 #1
Depressingly true! Dustlawyer Mar 2015 #2
Neo-feudalism . MrMickeysMom Mar 2015 #3
K & R mrdmk Mar 2015 #4
Private prison explosion. I can't imagine making money off of other's misfortune. midnight Mar 2015 #5
How can You make legal which is illegal by the constitution ? father founding Mar 2015 #6
Can't argue with facts.. truth2power Mar 2015 #7


(2,943 posts)
4. K & R
Tue Mar 3, 2015, 02:44 AM
Mar 2015

If we do not allow ourselves to be sucked dry, there are ways of dealing with that...

Seems sad, slowly coming true.


(26,624 posts)
5. Private prison explosion. I can't imagine making money off of other's misfortune.
Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:34 AM
Mar 2015

Collapse of liberalism ushers in Political paralysis means no rational response.

Naturally a rational approach to student debt would be to forgive it like we did foreign bank debt. But that is not rational to forgive debt from a foreign bank, but not do the same for our own children with our tax dollars.

Overturning 200 years of domestic law during war time that may go on forever-not a rational response.

Prison labor=prison explosion=$$$$


father founding

(619 posts)
6. How can You make legal which is illegal by the constitution ?
Tue Mar 3, 2015, 12:04 PM
Mar 2015

With friends like the Clinton's, who needs enemies ?


(8,219 posts)
7. Can't argue with facts..
Tue Mar 3, 2015, 02:51 PM
Mar 2015

although some, here, will certainly try.

Hedges isn't saying anything in that short speech that he hasn't already said numerous times, before. Maybe if he repeats all this stuff often enough it will sink in and the American people will get wise to what's going on. I'm not encouraged, though.

Yes, Clinton sold us down the river. And Obama is a brand. We can say that, now, because Obama is a used commodity at this point in time; that is, he can't run for another term. If he could, we would all be expected to get on board and move heaven and earth to elect another Democrat - as if that would make any difference in the lives of THE PEOPLE of this country.

As it is, the 2016 campaign will soon be upon us, and we can all make-nice with Hillary, who thought it was just screamingly funny that Gaddafi was murdered by being sodomized with a sword. "We came, we saw, he died", she said, and then cackled like the wicked witch of the west.

But one must weep for poor Libya. Once a country, under Gaddafi, with the highest human development index of any country on the African continent - universal medical care, nearly 90% literacy rate, free university education, just for starters - now, a country without what anyone could call a functioning government. But, never mind. The Empire of Chaos has moved on to the next "humanitarian" project.

Gaddafi's fatal flaw, of course, was his vision of creating a pan-African bank built on the gold Dinar instead of the petrodollar. Oops! One can't piss off the Empire, don'tcha know. I guess this relates, in some way, to the "problems with capitalism" alluded to in the OP. I despair!

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