Another worthwhile Chris Hedges clip about how we got to our current state of affairs:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chris Hedges Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over”)
For a list of key points,
- collapse is imminent
- GOP and DNC = handmaidens of the corporations
- liberals were never more left than center; liberal = center
- Eugene Debbs got almost 6% of the votes (and was then imprisoned to stop him from gaining more)
the American worker movement broke upon the rock of WWI and our Wallstreet banksters worrying about their loans to Britain and France when imperial Germany was gaining on the western front after the eastern front’s collpase from the Russian revolution, so they created pro-war and anti-left propaganda institution and narratives.
- manufacturing consent by manipulating emotion through propaganda
- Obama’s Military Detention Act
- all hollowed out: church, press, labor unions, culture (commercialized junk), education (geared towards keeping people within their economic strata and giving them the vocational skills to serve the corporate state)
As always, your comments are welcome below.