... the corporate state has successfully blocked any real debate about alternative forms of power. Corporations determine who gets heard and who does not, he said. And those who critique corporate power are given no place in the national dialogue.While you're at it, you might as well read Buying Brand Obama by Hedges as well:
They have to begin structural changes that involve a very different approach from a market economy. I don't think this will happen."
The American left, he said, has crumbled. It sold out to a bankrupt Democratic Party, abandoned the working class and has no ability to organize. Unions are a spent force. The universities are mills for corporate employees. The press churns out info-entertainment or fatuous pundits. The left, he said, no longer has the capacity to be a counterweight to the corporate state. He said that if an extreme right gains momentum there will probably be very little organized resistance.
President Obama does one thing and Brand Obama gets you to believe another. This is the essence of successful advertising. You buy or do what the advertiser wants because of how they can make you feel.So what's next? Where do we go? How do we start to make meaningful change on a large scale. I know that we start with ourselves and all that, but it looks like we may need more. Ideas? Thoughts?
A public that can no longer distinguish between truth and fiction is left to interpret reality through illusion