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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The Rise of the Corporate State
This program shows how and why that, not only do we not have a democracy (or even representational government), democracy is not a possibility within the current state of the union. It's about an hour long, and well worth your time. Yes, it's depressing. But I'm guessing it's mostly nothing that on a gut level you haven't already sensed yourself, even if it's been unacknowledged. And acknowledging reality is the first step to changing it. This may be the most important message you hear this decade, and if you're so inclined, please get a friend or neighbor to watch it also.
From BrassCheckTV: British filmmaker Temujin Doran has released a new movie that is based on the book "The Death of the Liberal Class" by Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges. The film, titled "Obey," explores the rise of the corporate state and the future of obedience in a world filled with unfettered capitalism, worsening inequality and environmental changes.
Warning: Viewers may find some of the clips in the film disturbing.
“In the councils of government we must guard against
the acquisition of power, whether sought or unsought,
by the military industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties and democratic processes.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
from his final address to the nation
January 17, 1961
Wonderful sources for heirloom and open-pollinated seeds:
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.