No totalitarian state has mastered propaganda better than the corporate state. Our press has replaced journalism with trivia, feel-good stories, jingoism and celebrity gossip. The banal and the absurd, delivered by cheery corporate courtiers, saturate the airwaves. Our emotions are skillfully manipulated around manufactured personalities and manufactured events. We are, at the same time, offered elaborate diversionary spectacles including sporting events, reality television and absurdist political campaigns.

Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections. (Click the article titles to view.)

Scum vs. Scum

Scum vs. Scum

By CHRIS HEDGES 

There is no way in these or any of our elections to vote against the interests of the corporate state.

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The Cult of Trump

The Cult of Trump

By CHRIS HEDGES 

Only when we understand Donald Trump as a cult leader, rather than a traditional politician, can we build effective resistance to him and his cult followers.

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