Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Oh Look! They Said "Circus!"

... I'm waiting for someone else to make the "bread and circuses" connection.

Chris Hedges | The Corporate Media Circus: The Truth Alone Will Not Set You Free
Chris Hedges, Truthdig: "The ability of the corporate state to pacify the country by extending credit and providing cheap manufactured goods to the masses is gone. The pernicious idea that democracy lies in the choice between competing brands and the freedom to accumulate vast sums of personal wealth at the expense of others has collapsed. The conflation of freedom with the free market has been exposed as a sham. The travails of the poor are rapidly becoming the travails of the middle class, especially as unemployment insurance runs out and people get a taste of Bill Clinton's draconian welfare reform. And class warfare, once buried under the happy illusion that we were all going to enter an age of prosperity with unfettered capitalism, is returning with a vengeance."
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