Chris Hedges: “They Have Destroyed Our Capitalist Democracy And Replaced It With A Mafia State.”

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“The ruling elites no longer have legitimacy. They have destroyed our capitalist democracy and replaced it with a mafia state. What the Roman philosopher Cicero called a commonwealth, a res publica, a “public thing” or the “property of a people,” has been transformed into an instrument of naked pillage and repression on behalf of a global corporate oligarchy. We are serfs ruled by obscenely rich, omnipotent masters who loot the U.S. Treasury, pay little or no taxes and have perverted the judiciary, the media and the legislative branches of government to strip us of civil liberties and give them the freedom to commit financial fraud and theft.  

The loss of control over our system of rulership, the misuse of all democratic institutions, the electoral process and laws to funnel money upwards into to a handful of oligarchs while stripping us of power, ominously means that the ruling elites can no longer claim the right to have a monopoly on violence. Violence employed by police and security agencies such as the FBI, which have devolved into occupying forces, to protect the exclusive interests of a tiny, ruling criminal class exposes the fiction of the rule of law and the treason of the ruling elites.”

“In order for nonviolence to work, your opponent must have a conscience,” Stokely Carmichael warned. And if your opponent is bereft of a conscience, then state violence is inevitably met with counter-violence. Tyranny takes the place of reform. The danger of widespread sectarian violence in America is now very real.”

Read the article here:

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/06/02/treason-ruling-class

*Special thanks to Kathryn Leishman for drawing my attention to this seminal piece by Chris Hedges. It is my sincere hope that we can stop all propaganda-infused guilt-babble and see things head on, as they are. If you oppose tyranny, violence, forced vaccinations, and pharmaceutical serfdom, please stay.

1 thought on “Chris Hedges: “They Have Destroyed Our Capitalist Democracy And Replaced It With A Mafia State.””

  1. Aye, aye, milady. Stay I shall, ever-endeavoring more to do so without “propaganda-infused guilt-babble”, to “see things head on, as they are”, to “oppose tyranny, violence, forced vaccinations, and pharmaceutical serfdom”, and to continue healing from all the wounds of all the mythologies of all the masters of the false supremacy of falsehood.

    Salutes to thee, milady, for thine own advances in that healing expedition, and thine own armada of ever-evolving revelatory truth.

    Ahoy there! Anchors away!

    🙂

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