Monday, 17 October 2011

Chris Hedges - Rise Of The Corporate Class

We've seen the rise of the corporate state and inverted totalitarianism* opens Chris Hedges. 

They speak in the iconography of patriotism and the constitution

Our coup d'etat in slow motion**

It's not built around a demagogue or charismatic leader

It finds expression in the anonymity of the corporate state.

The Obama administration is the poster child for the craven hypocrisy of the liberal class.

"I'm not a Marxist but any political theorist who hasn't read Marx is illiterate"

We are creating an oligarchic state and you can't have a functioning democracy in an oligarchic state. It's something Lucidities and Plutarch understood  and wrote about.

We have to understand who the enemy is and the enemy is Wall Street (said before the rise of Occupy Wall Street)

Two of the quotes Chris uses are attributed to  *Sheldon Woldin and **John Ralston Saul.