“AMERICA’S ELECTION FARCE” by CHRIS HEDGES = WORTHLESS DISTRACTION FROM THE CRIMES OF THE CORPORATE OLIGARCHY
“America’s Electoral Farce” by Chris Hedges on TruthDig June 16, 2015
WORTHLESS DISTRACTION = US presidential campaigns
USEFUL ACTIONS = REFUSE TO PLAY THE FAKE GAME by Ripping down the structures of the corporate state = Refusing to co-operate with DISTRACTION AND FAKERY = Joining or building radical mass movements = Sustained acts of civil disobedience (like Kayactivists and a dozen indigenous tribes in Alaska to halt fracking + drilling + U.S. Navy training exercises) + Striking for a $15 minimum wage + Blocking city streets to end use of lethal force by militarized police, especially against poor people of color + Large and small acts of open rebellion + Primary objective to disrupt and TOSS OUT the corporate Oligarchy
ELECTION PARTICIPATION = Walk to local polling station on Election Day and vote for a third-party candidate and go home = Such as the Green Party candidate
SAD TRUTH = Championing Bernie Sanders’ validation of the CORPORATE Democratic Party by becoming a presidential candidates is a waste of time.
CORPORATE STATE = Seeks our participation in THEIR political MEDIA charade of choreographed elections played by OLIGARCHS’ rules with corporate dollars filling the airwaves with the ridiculous and the trivial.
CORPORATE STATE = MEDIA FLOW of FAKE Candidates (like TRUMP and most of the other RETREADS) + Pollsters + Political strategists + Pundits + Celebrity Journalists = Endless LIES and Absurd “political” chatter = Grotesque form of anti-politics and Massive Propaganda centered on Manufactured Personalities of Absurd candidates for 20+ Months of WORTHLESS MEANINGLESS CHATTER = Tune it out.
CORPORATE STATE = BLOCKS the voices of those who matter = Never heard of in these DEM-GOP elections = The marginalized and poor + The 2.3 million people in our prisons and their families + The Muslims we persecute here and in the Middle East + Suffering of working poor.
CORPORATE STATE = Has ROBBED US of a REAL MIDDLE CLASS by TRADE DEALS that use SLAVERY AROUND THE WORLD to INSTITUTE SLAVERY FOR AMERICANS + ROBBERY of OUR Liberties + ROBBERY of OUR Right to Privacy = USING FALSE FLAG FEAR AND HATE TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER AND DISTRACT FROM THE DOMINATION AND GREED OF THE SUPER-RICH.
CORPORATE STATE = WANTS 20+ MONTHS OF ELECTIONEERING FARCE TO DISTRACT AMERICANS FROM FAKING MORE THEIR WAR CRIMES + DOMESTIC SCAMS = FAKE DEMOCRACY telling us our voice will count.
Sanders should step forward and speak the truth about the Democratic Party and GOP being both CORPORATE TOOLS of EXPLOITATION AND SUPER-RICH GREED! = SANDERS would be banned from the Debates + Vilified + Crushed by the Democratic establishment + Stripped of his Senate committee chairmanships + Tossed into the EXILED political wilderness of Ralph Nader
Sanders = Will, when it is all done, push his followers into the AIPAC-WALL STREET Hillary Clinton support
Sanders = A Pied Piper leading US into political oblivion of CLINTON DYNASTY FOR AIPAC-WALL STREET
CORPORATE STATE = Political theater works since many in America have been systematically indoctrinated and severed from reality through the cult of self = Unchecked hedonism and spectacle = Neoliberal ideology infects every institution and belief system.
CORPORATE STATE = MEDIA TEACHES AMERICANS NEOLIBERAL POLICIES = Those who suffer deserve to suffer + Victims are responsible for their victimhood = ALL IT TAKES IS HARD WORK to achieve wealth and prosperity = Mantra permits us to be cruel and heartless to the weak and the vulnerable = Poor + Women + Children discarded as human refuse.
CORPORATE STATE = PUSHES LIES that America’s Government = Virtuous and Good while it inflicts terrible human suffering at home and abroad on those it deems unworthy of life.
CORPORATE STATE = Definition of GOOD = Violent Imperialism + Corporate Power of WALL STREET-AIPAC = Universal Good because of INCREDIBLE MILITARY VIOLENCE AND DOMINATION paid for by what is left of the MIDDLE CLASS beset with falling incomes and a dismal future
CORPORATE STATE = Sells CORPORATE power as Personal Power and Virtue = Those that BUY INTO THIS see any attack on the CORPORATE POWER SYSTEM as an attack on American “virtue” when, in fact, it is the CORPORATE POWER THAT is DESTROYING AMERICANS anf THEIR WAY OF LIFE to add THEIR WEALTH to a few handfuls of the SUPER-RICH.
CORPORATE STATE = Count on those who cling to this myth to turn with fury against all of us who seek to exist in a reality-based universe = Stokes hatred of the OUR “PATRIOTS” inciting VIOLENCE against all who refuse to play by the CORPORATE STATE’S RULES
Friedrich Nietzsche said = “The time of the most contemptible man is coming, the man who can no longer despise himself….They are clever and know everything that has ever happened: so there is no end to their mockery.” = Nietzsche’s Last Man withdrawn from larger concerns, indulging his “little pleasure for the day, and [his] little pleasure for the night.”
CORPORATE STATE = Uses Consumerism to keep Most Americans happy with very little awareness or concern for OUR CORPORATE STATE’S brutality and injustice used to maintain the grotesque excesses of their consumer society and the heartlessness of empire = CORPORATE MEDIA makes sure Most Americans do not care and do not want to see what is done in their name = Media fulfills Americans’ desire for ignorance = Replaces history with myth
CORPORATE STATE = Uses mass surveillance and the Espionage Act to shut down any investigation into the centers of power = The collapse of real journalism + Deformation of education into a vocational program for the corporate state + Use Culture DEGRADING Mindless forms of entertainment and spectacle to create obedient subjects demanding their own enslavement.
Gandhi castigated the CORPORATE STATE of the West for its fictitious histories and false moral crusades to justify slavery, oppression, colonial occupation, massacres, despotism, and the destruction of indigenous traditions, religions and languages.
CORPORATE STATE = Relentless assault by imperial powers against the wretched of the earth claimed to be part of the price of progress or the advance of civilization = Raw exploitation of the weak by unfettered capitalism and imperialism = Permitted by immorality in the name of FAKE AND FALSE noble and virtuous ideals = Artificial Visions of an emergent world of light and universal civilization are always employed by a FEW in power to GAIN MORE DOMINATION AND GREED.
CORPORATE STATE = Albert Camus wrote, can “be used for anything, even for transforming murderers into judges.” = Capable of violence on an appalling scale justified as indispensable heroic reform of society and mankind.
CORPORATE STATE = MASS MURDERS of 25+ MILLION INNOCENTS since WW II and the TOPPLING of 30+ GOVERNMENTS (MANY DEMOCRACIES) for EXPLOITATION + DOMINATION + GREED
CORPORATE STATE = Atomic bomb + Napalm + Phosphorus raids + Indiscriminate bombing of Civilians + SANCTIONS THAT MURDERS MILLIONS (mostly Children) called by Americans and the British “a mission of bringing liberty to the world” when they were conquests for the theft of natural resources in Africa, Asia and the Middle East = “Incomparable crimes.”
CORPORATE STATE = Evil lurks within the body politic fueled by an induced ignorance OF THE POPULACE = USES the specter of meaningless presidential elections caters to this idiocy + Counted on to keep most of us entranced by useless gyrations of HIRED CLOWNS to DISTRACT US FROM REALITY.
ALBERT CALMUS on the IGNORANT RIGHT TO MURDER = “The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding…On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn’t the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill.”
CORPORATE STATE = FEARS AND BLOCK a new, emergent consciousness from reached the majority, but TRUTH AND REALITY has reached enough of the minority to make resistance possible.
A STRONG MINORITY grounded in truth and the bitter reality of our age = Sees through the CORPORATE STATE’S MYTHS + LIES + MEDIA DELUSIONS and understands the configurations of corporate power that unravels OUR ecosystems + KNOWS ABOUT the most terrifying security and surveillance apparatus in human history holding US Hostage + Revolt has become a moral imperative
CORPORATE STATE = Is ready WITH MORE SPECTACLES (think 911) of political theater + GOONS = EVIL MURDEROUS TOOLS to maintain CORPORATE power = INFLICTING A HEAVY PRICE.