Tag Archives: oligarchs

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs by Chris Hedges

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

▶ Modern Politicians Bewilder Us Into Submission By Treating Reality Like Conceptual Art

From Putin’s Russia to Cameron’s UK, to Obama’s United States, information has become increasingly baffling and contradictory, which helps if you’re an oligarch trying to rob the public blind. —Posted by Peter Z. Scheer  truthdig.com  February 4, 2015 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts […]

[Video] The Pathology of the Rich – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself Part 1

If the video has no sound, check the volume slider in the bottom left of the video player and drag it to the right. Published on Dec 5, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their […]

Speak truth to power, by Jim Hightower

Speak truth to power BY JIM HIGHTOWER    Southside Pride Imagine if a couple of national leaders dared to stand up to the corporate powers that have taken control of government. Imagine if one of them came right out and said, “I [am] fed up of living in a country ruled by lies, cynicism and […]

How the Oligarchs Took America by Andy Kroll

Tomgram: Andy Kroll, How the Oligarchs Took America Posted by Andy Kroll    December 2, 2010.  (Editor’s note:  An older article, but still applicable now.) Tomgram:  We already know that it’s party time for the financial elite who gave real meaning to the phrase “economic meltdown” in 2008, that bonuses are soaring, that corporate profits for the third quarter of 2010 […]