Empire of Illusion – An Overview

“The cost of our empire of illusion is not being paid by the corporate titans.  It is being paid on the streets of our inner cities, in former manufacturing towns, and in depressed rural enclaves.  This cost transcends declining numbers and statistics and speaks the language of human misery and pain.  Human beings are not commodities.  They are not goods.  They grieve and feel despair.  They raise children and struggle to maintain communities.  The growing class divide is not understood, despite the glibness of many in the media, by complicated sets of statistics, lines on a graph that chart stocks, or the absurd, utopian faith in unregulated globalization and complicated trade deals.  It is understood in the eyes of a man or woman who is no longer making enough money to live with dignity and hope.”—Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion, Chapter V: The Illusion of America, (pp. 159-160)

*          *          *

To read the full article, please click on the following link.

Empire of Illusion – an overview

Advertisements

About clearpolitics

Hello! Please click on "About" (don't worry, it's safe!) re how to view posts. Good reading to you! @Rolf_Auer
This entry was posted in big business, class warfare, corporatism, democracy, freedom of speech and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Empire of Illusion – An Overview

  1. Deb says:

    Here is a recent debate about electoral reform you might find useful:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s