Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The corporate response to Occupy Wall Street

From Chris Hedges

Get back into your cages, they are telling us. Return to watching the lies, absurdities, trivia and celebrity gossip we feed you in 24-hour cycles on television. Invest your emotional energy in the vast system of popular entertainment. Run up your credit card debt. Pay your loans. Be thankful for the scraps we toss. Chant back to us our phrases about democracy, greatness and freedom. Vote in our rigged political theater. Send your young men and women to fight and die in useless, unwinnable wars that provide corporations with huge profits. Stand by mutely as our bipartisan congressional super committee, either through consensus or cynical dysfunction, plunges you into a society without basic social services including unemployment benefits. Pay for the crimes of Wall Street.


Anonymous said...

This post is dead on. America is asleep at the wheel, blinded by corporate induced stress and complacity.

Sheldon said...

Well if you haven't noticed, some are waking up!