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Bill Moyers and Chris Hedges: How Whole Regions of America Have Been Destroyed in the Name of Quarterly Profits

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Floridatexan

Floridatexan

http://www.alternet.org/story/156410/bill_moyers_and_chris_hedges%3A_how_whole_regions_of_america_have_been_destroyed_in_the_name_of_quarterly_profits?akid=9100.129638.-JsiIa&rd=1&t=8

othershoe1030

othershoe1030
I'm about 1/2 way through this article. It is scary to read but should come as no surprise actually since we progressives have been pointing out the non-national global corporate manipulations of our political system for years now. I suppose it is the enormity of the problem that leads us to at least try to ignore this messing about with our democracy? Here's a bit from the article.

So the, you know, the very forces that we document in this book are the same forces that are responsible for destroying the ecosystem itself. We are watching these corporate forces, which are supranational. They have no loyalty to the nation state at all, reconfigure the global economy into a form of neo-feudalism. We are rapidly becoming an oligarchic state with an incredibly wealthy class of overlords.

Sheldon Wolin writes about this in “Democracy Incorporated” into what I would call, what he calls inverted totalitarianism, whereby it's not classical totalitarianism, it doesn't find its expression through a demagogue or a charismatic leader, but through the anonymity of the corporate state that purports to pay fealty to electoral politics, the Constitution, the iconography and language of American patriotism, and yet internally have seized all of the levers of power. This is what it means when lobbyists write all of our legislation, or when they stack the Supreme Court with people who serve the interests of corporations. And it's to render the citizen impotent.

Markle

Markle
Floridatexan wrote:
http://www.alternet.org/story/156410/bill_moyers_and_chris_hedges%3A_how_whole_regions_of_america_have_been_destroyed_in_the_name_of_quarterly_profits?akid=9100.129638.-JsiIa&rd=1&t=8


You're being facetious aren't you?

Alternet...Bill Moyers....

Really?

Floridatexan

Floridatexan
I realize that Alternet and Bill Moyers are beyond your ken, Markle. Try reading a book. You're getting burned out.

Markle

Markle
Floridatexan wrote:I realize that Alternet and Bill Moyers are beyond your ken, Markle. Try reading a book. You're getting burned out.

I could say for you to try reading something besides Socialist Propaganda, but that's all you know.

othershoe1030

othershoe1030
Floridatexan wrote:I realize that Alternet and Bill Moyers are beyond your ken, Markle. Try reading a book. You're getting burned out.
Even for someone who cheers on the destruction of the planet in the name of corporate profits and disregard for the environment would have to be living in an alternate reality to be able to ignore such things as mountain top removal. I guess those commercials about "clean coal" speak to someone.

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