Jeremy Scahill: The One Party State, The War Party

Is the United States of America an Oligarchy? During the 2014 ISFLC, Jeremy Scahill speaks on the fact that in today’s world behemoth corporations are able to buy off politicians and pull the strings to impact legislature. Washington, D.C. is a town that operates by campaign contributions and legal bribery in the form of campaign finance. What can the American people do to get their political representatives to represent them as opposed to the mega corporations. When will the people’s voice be heard?

Via We Are Change

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  • http://americancannibal.org/ American Cannibal

    Americans have accepted the One Party War State ever since the Yellow Press popularized Coolidge’s statement that the Business of America is Business. Now everyone is a god damnn Branded Business. So, we have to ask ourselves, what’s great for Business? War! More War is exactly what keeps Businesses active & growing—keeps the factories humming, the markets churning, the lobbyists and consultants flush. War sells ad space, sells cars, boats, planes, Hollywood Movies etc., and it keeps the material wealth flowing upward, upward, UPWARD!! Forever.

    “The judge smiled. ‘Men are born for games. Nothing else. Every child knows that play is nobler than work. He knows too that the worth or merit of a game is not inherent in the game itself but rather in the value of that which is put at hazard. Games of chance require a wager to have meaning at all. Games of sport involve the skill and strength of the opponents and the humiliation of defeat and the pride of victory are in themselves sufficient stake because they inhere in the worth of the principals and define them. But trial of chance or trial of worth all games aspire to the condition of war for here that which is wagered swallows up game, player, all.'”

  • BuzzCoastin

    Is the United States of America an Oligarchy?

    no
    it’s owned & operated by an oligarchy
    the inevitable consequence of goverment & money combined

  • sambacomet

    The difference between the two parties is who votes for them. Any analysis that ignores that is not useful.

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