Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall, Permanent Fail at 12:47 pm by George Smith

We are watching these corporate forces which are supra-national … reconfigure the global economy into a form of neo-feudalism. We are rapidly becoming an oligarchic state with an incredibly wealthy class of overlords … [it is called] inverted totalitarianism, it’s not classical totalitarianism, it doesn’t find its expression through a demagogue or a charismatic leader but though the anonymity of the corporate state that purports to pay fealty to electoral politics, the Constitution, to the iconography and language of American patriotism, but internally has seized all levers of American power … as to render the citizen impotent.

After World War I “American society became enveloped in the psychosis of permanent war where in the name of anti-communism we could effectively banish anyone in the society who questioned power in any serious kind of way.”

From two to twenty-four minutes will give you the full measure. “In theological terms, these are forces of death … I know what happens when wheat prices increase by 100 percent, children starve,” Chris Hedges tells Bill Moyers, on his view of US financialism.

It’s very discouraging. It’s also impossible to pull away.


  1. Mark Smollin said,

    July 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Great interview with Chris, and adequate warning. How many Americans have seen this by percentage? I am sure it is a very small number.

  2. Chuck said,

    July 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I watched it–normally, I’m not one for talking heads programs, but this was riveting. The sad part was that I couldn’t find much of what Hedges said to disagree with.