“Democracy” inUSAmerica is Useful Fiction

February 15, 2010

“DEMOCRACY” in US AMERICA is USEFUL FICTION – Chris Hedges
The fiction of democracy remains useful, not only for corporations, but for our bankrupt liberal class. If the fiction is seriously challenged, liberals will be forced to consider actual resistance, which will be neither pleasant nor easy. As long as a democratic facade exists, liberals can engage in empty moral rhetoric that requires little sacrifice or commitment.
BW: Industrial civilization depends upon its human constituents (you and me)  having complete faith & confidence in the way it operates – an indispensable psychological feature of all vertical power complexes.  Once confidence dissipates and disappears, disobedience replaces obedience, and hierarchical power collapses. The people then can regroup around more ancient models of proven sustainability  – locally sufficient food and tool economies in federation with one another across the globe.  Yipee!


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