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The Rise of the Corporate Class

December 16, 2011

Here’s the link.

OK, so the challenge is to resist the violent right wing backlash, foster our anemic democracy and ward off totalitarianism.

Got it, bitchez?

Seriously, IMHO, this is an excellent assessment of where we are and the problems we face. I’m encouraged that the parameters have been well defined and a solution lies at hand.

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  1. December 16, 2011 9:27 pm

    You know what I can’t get over? For 30 plus years I’ve been called a fool for advocating the very things Hedges is advocating today. So either I was right all along or Hedges and I are both fools.

    • December 16, 2011 9:33 pm

      Puhlease. Hedges has spent his career in the trenches here and abroad. Do not flatter yourself that you comprehend more than ten percent of what he has to say.

      • December 17, 2011 9:06 am

        Well, I haven’t been abroad but here I dug the trenches, literally and figuratively. And unlike you, I’m not a drunk who is so full of his own BS that he thinks himself better than everyone else.

        Sober up, Moron!

  2. December 17, 2011 1:21 am

    What is inverted totalitarianism? Apparently it is not the traditional totalitarianism we all know and love, but rather the totalitarianism of a monied corporate cabal which has forced liberals to bow to their monied influence.

    I think he simply sees corporations as a challenge to greater state control.

    On the Tea Party:

    6:45 All of this rage is being astutely channeled toward largely defenseless targets and directed toward government when ultimately government is not the problem; it is the corporate elite.

    So, the poor defenseless government, the one that has scary wire taping powers and ignores habeas corpus doesn’t even have the power to say no to the corporate influence it invites.
    And he concludes government is not the problem? No growth in liberty here.

    Advocates resistance:

    7:35 I do think all resistance is finally local, that we have understand how corrupt the superstructure is. Sustainable agriculture, to the extent we can get off the grid… the more we can sever our ties with the corporate state, the better we will be.

    Sustainable? I don’t think so. This advice would have citizens looking to government to provide them with food. I believe what he trying to say is that he wants citizen dependents. No growth in liberty here either.

    Advice:

    25:00 Change the way we relate to the consumer culture…

    Huh? Would this be the collectivist farms he was calling for earlier?

    There are moral imperatives that are more important than political expediency…

    So, government should do the “moral” thing like pass ObamaCare rather than be all politically expedient and respond to the voter’s wishes that it not be passed.

    And no growth in liberty here.

    One should always question the motives of any individual sidestepping where they fall on the scale from marxism to libertarianism, as they generally harbor the most unpleasant ideologies.

    This man can not even say he is not marxist without paying homage to marxism by calling those who do not read him illiterate.

  3. cheripickr permalink
    December 17, 2011 9:04 am

    Oh Dear.

  4. December 17, 2011 10:59 am

    Aaaacccchhhh! I’m besieged with shit-eating monkeys.

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