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“By avoiding the use of the word fascism, mainstream media analysis fails our democracy.”
NADER: Yeah, well, they broke the barrier between commercialism and citizenship and they commercialized elections. They commercialized politics. So everything was for sale; when the dam broke and the corporations went into areas that were relatively forbidden to them, everything was for sale. And when everything is for sale in democracy, guess what? I mean, who can buy it? The people with the most money.
Paine knew that the British monarchy, which wielded the global imperial power that America wields today, was blinded by its hubris and military prowess. It had lost the ability to listen and as a result had lost the ability to make rational choices. By Chris Hedges truthdig.com May 25, 2014 Portrait of Thomas Paine by Auguste Millière (1880). […]