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Chris Hedges, Robert Reich Agree That USA 3rd Party Is Needed


this is an excellent joint interview with former investigative journalist Chris Hedges and former U.S. cabinet member and long-time Hillary Clinton associate Robert Reich (who supported the Sanders campaign).

Hedges' devastating opening broadside remarks are partly excerpted below, from the text transcript. He notes the system of (Sheldon Wolin's) Inverted Totalitarianism we exist within, and the current state of U.S. elections and government. Also the sidestepping / "Russian conspiracy" distractive response to WikiLeaks by DNC and corporate mass media.

( video, audio and complete text transcript at the Democracy Now! link )

Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order

But the interview is of value also for the comments and observations of Robert Reich. And his views about the 'future of left movements' in contrast to those of Hedges.

He agrees multiple times, with Chris Hedges that a third party is going to be necessary in the United States if any 'progress' is ever to be made within the corporate capitalist plutocracy, or if it is ever to be 'overturned' or supplanted.
Who Should Bernie Voters Support Now? Robert Reich vs. Chris Hedges on Tackling the Neoliberal Order

here is the complete Robert Reich / Chris Hedges interview as posted on YouTube by Democracy Now! :


The absolutely nail-on-head text excerpt posted below is from Hedges' opening response and observations on the current state of the Democrat party, U.S. elections and government.

Hedges notes Sheldon Wolin's 'inverted totalitarianism', and also correctly observes that Americans and many others no longer have much dispute with the analyses, action and observations of Ralph Nader since the mid-1970s about multinational corporate control (whether or not those persons might ever agree with what Nader and his acolytes/spinoff activist groups might prescribe as *what to do* about these plutocratic corporate influences across our legislative, executive and judicial branches of government).

In the last portion of Hedges' devastating opening statement, he directly addresses the notion of WikiLeaks and the very ability of free citizens to even have access to reportage of 'the news' itself in 2016, as well as the corporate mass media's continuing focus on 'hows-and-whys' / "morality" of WikiLeaks, instead of the content itself which WL cast into broad daylight :


CHRIS HEDGES: Well, reducing the election to personalities is kind of infantile at this point. The fact is, we live in a system that Sheldon Wolin calls inverted totalitarianism. It's a system where corporate power has seized all of the levers of control. There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs or ExxonMobil or Raytheon. We've lost our privacy. We've seen, under Obama, an assault against civil liberties that has outstripped what George W. Bush carried out. We've seen the executive branch misinterpret the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force Act as giving itself the right to assassinate American citizens, including children. I speak of Anwar al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son. We have bailed out the banks, pushed through programs of austerity. This has been a bipartisan effort, because they've both been captured by corporate power. We have undergone what John Ralston Saul correctly calls a corporate coup d'état in slow motion, and it's over.

I just came back from Poland, which is a kind of case study of how neoliberal poison destroys a society and creates figures like Trump. Poland has gone, I think we can argue, into a neofascism. First, it dislocated the working class, deindustrialized the country. Then, in the name of austerity, it destroyed public institutions, education, public broadcasting. And then it poisoned the political system. And we are now watching, in Poland, them create a 30,000 to 40,000 armed militia. You know, they have an army. The Parliament, nothing works. And I think that this political system in the United States has seized up in exactly the same form.

So, is Trump a repugnant personality? Yes. Although I would argue that in terms of megalomania and narcissism, Hillary Clinton is not far behind. But the point is, we've got to break away from—which is exactly the narrative they want us to focus on. We've got to break away from political personalities and understand and examine and critique the structures of power. And, in fact, the Democratic Party, especially beginning under Bill Clinton, has carried water for corporate entities as assiduously as the Republican Party. This is something that Ralph Nader understood long before the rest of us, and stepped out very courageously in 2000. And I think we will look back on that period and find Ralph to be an amazingly prophetic figure. Nobody understands corporate power better than Ralph. And I think now people have caught up with Ralph.

[ .... But on the issues of climate change,] on the issue of the destruction of civil liberties, including our right to privacy—and I speak as a former investigative journalist, which doesn't exist anymore because of wholesale government surveillance. We have no ability, except for hackers.

I mean, this whole debate over the WikiLeaks is insane. Did Russia? I've printed classified material that was given to me by the Mossad. But I never exposed that Mossad gave it to me. Is what was published true or untrue? And the fact is, you know, in those long emails—you should read them. They're appalling, including calling Dr. Cornel West "trash." It is—the whole—it exposes the way the system was rigged, within—I'm talking about the Democratic Party—the denial of independents, the superdelegates, the stealing of the caucus in Nevada, the huge amounts of corporate money and super PACs that flowed into the Clinton campaign.

The fact is, Clinton has a track record, and it's one that has abandoned children. I mean, she and her husband destroyed welfare as we know it, and 70 percent of the original recipients were children. This debate over—I don't like Trump, but Trump is not the phenomenon. Trump is responding to a phenomenon created by neoliberalism. And we may get rid of Trump, but we will get something even more vile, maybe Ted Cruz.


homepage: homepage: http://www.democracynow.org/2016/7/26/who_should_bernie_voters_support_now

Not More Political Parties. Less Criminal Involvement 28.Jul.2016 23:13

The Red 'X' Society!

This Country will never be what it is supposed to be until They admit what they have done to the Press and Government. This is Truly Not the people's Government, but a menagerie of Criminals, Whores, and Prostitute Felons.

Learn it quick and Tell the whole World, "We Want Answers for This!"

Don't Wake-up on the Day You die and wish that You had done something.

Here is what has been transpiring over the last 25 years, maybe longer.

The Shame of U.S. Based Journalism ...is
February 5, 2015 at 6:42pm
by Tracy Mapes

SACRAMENTO,California -in fact that many of the Current On-Air-Talent was culled for the unlikely source of Prisoners and Street Prostitutes, many of which came from the Sacramento Area of California.

The Prostitution aspect along with the use of such Narcotics as Heroin appears to be being utilized as a "Mind Control" Feature along with the Degradational Effects of "Hazing" these people into "Compliance" by setting firm examples of what their lives could consist of without complete compliance and cooperation of their "Handlers".

These People that I have purposely Identified to show a Pattern of Incident and Distribution has remained unchallenged for over 4 Years.
It includes the Names of Two Presidents of the United States, a First Lady, the Duchess of York, a Republican Vice Presidential hopeful of 2008, and an as yet unlisted Justice of the Supreme Court.

The Disturbing Pattern not only points to a significant Influence of American Politic across the board, but lends itself toward Criminal Racketeering in the effort to Disenfranchise the Entire American Political Process and the Free Press as these people are used to supply "The Advantaged" with sexual favors and escort services.

These Illegal Actions, Infiltrations and Subversion of the Free Press and Government cannot be allowed to Stand, as Its Danger to the Public Good is All to Clear.

See: President and the Press Speech of April 27, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.

Here are the Lists I have compiled on American Journalists so far:

Media Subversion List 2010

Media Subversion List 2012

Media Subversion Map of Sacramento and Hub Distribution United States

You can also find Court Records from Sacramento County Superior Court for approximately 20
Subjects Listed in regard to the participation in PC 647b activity related to prostitution, at this
Address:  https://www.facebook.com/notes/tracy-mapes/presidents-media-and-the-war-against-the-people-of-the-united-states/10152301796448280

Take Care,

-Tracy Mapes

Eventually, All of this Bullshit has to come out.

I've been in this position too long for somebody not to listen.