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Blockade Corporate Hegemony

Blockade Corporate Hegemony

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Published by Horatio Green
The common people do not govern American institutions. They are controlled by corporate money. The money of American corporate power corrupts government and molds American thought and consequently the decisions they make. The real power lies with the collective acts of the American people. Hedges, quoting Ralph Nader, said, “The corporate state is the ultimate maturation of American-type fascism. At what point will America put up a blockade against corporate power.
The common people do not govern American institutions. They are controlled by corporate money. The money of American corporate power corrupts government and molds American thought and consequently the decisions they make. The real power lies with the collective acts of the American people. Hedges, quoting Ralph Nader, said, “The corporate state is the ultimate maturation of American-type fascism. At what point will America put up a blockade against corporate power.

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Blockade Corporate HegemonyThe common people do not govern American institutions. They are controlled by corporatemoney. They ³abet and perpetuate mounting inequality,´ and, ³ignore suffering or sacrificehuman lives for profit.´ ³They use entertainment, celebrity gossip and emotionally laden public-relations lies to seduce us into believing in a Disneyworld fantasy of democracy.´ So says ChrisHedges in his latest column for TruthDigg.com, ³Do Not Pity the Democrat.´Hedges states, and I agree, that the real threat to an authentic representative democracy iscorporate power of the fourth estate and mass media and the executive and legislative branchesof government, who we have believed were there to protect democracy. The money of Americancorporate power corrupts government and molds American thought and consequently thedecisions they make. As a consequence, Americans have embraced ignorance and crudity asexemplified by the popularity of right-wing talk radio, and in particular, Limbaugh, Hannity, andBeck, who present issues hyperbolically and entertainingly rather than an intention toauthentically throw light on an issue.His column states ³Resistance means a radical break with the formal structures of Americansociety.´ It¶s here where our perspectives differ. The real power lies with the collective acts of the American people. The only way to viably confront and overcome corporate power is indenying them that which gives them power, which is targeting specific sales of the products andservices they peddle, which will, in the end, severely restrict their stranglehold on governmentand individuals. Exercising political extremism is not the way. I agree with Ralph Nader, whoHedges refers to in his column that ³The corporate state, whose interests are being championed by tea party leaders [(³Most of the participants in the tea party rallies are not poor´)] such asPalin and Dick Armey, is working hard to make sure the anger of the movement is directedtoward government rather than corporations and Wall Street. And if these corporate apologistssucceed, a more overt form of corporate fascism will emerge without a socialist counterweight.The more we expand community credit unions, community health clinics and food cooperativesand build alternative energy systems, the more empowered we will become.´The emphasis of Hedges¶ column is not to pity ³Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Theywill get what they deserve. They sold the citizens out for cash and power. They lied. Theymanipulated and deceived the public, from the bailouts to the abandonment of universal healthcare, to serve corporate interests.´I suppose this is to an extent true, but more to the pressures of bipartisanship. However, the other side of the aisle always seems to sell-out for cash and power. It seems to me that Democratsmore often than not will attempt to ³foster the common good and the tangible needs of housing,health care, jobs, education and food.´ He states, ³If we again prove compliant we will discredit

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