Buying Brand Obama by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 4, 2009

Barack Obama is a brand. And the Obama brand is designed to make us feel good about our government while corporate overlords loot the Treasury, our elected officials continue to have their palms greased by armies of corporate lobbyists, our corporate media diverts us with gossip and trivia and our imperial wars expand in the Middle East. Brand Obama is about being happy consumers. We are entertained. We feel hopeful. We like our president. We believe he is like us. But like all branded products spun out from the manipulative world of corporate advertising, we are being duped into doing and supporting a lot of things that are not in our interest.


via Truthdig

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Chris Hedges, who is an Arabic speaker and spent seven years in the Middle East, was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.


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  24. Thanks Chris Hedges and you Dandelion Salad for this…One of the best pieces on the condition of this culture as a result of the play and effect of various media mediums and minions since Marshall McLuhan’s
    …the medium is the message.. thoughts….It is as if Hedges is speaking in a dialogue over time some of McLuhan’s thoughts 40 plus years ago…
    Certainly Hedges’s book is not to be missed. I won’t miss it ..that is for sure!

  25. This underscores the need of stripping the ill-obtained right of corporations to be recognized as people. The 1886 Supreme Court rulings needs to be revisited. The 1886 ruling went entirely against what the founding fathers stood for and believed. The corporate state with all its horrors and fascism is what has derived from that ill-considered decision.

    Obeyme is a shill as are most politicians.

  26. “..the new boss, same as the old boss..”! ?
    Smoke n Mirror’s, Dog n Pony’s, Hocus Pocus

    A Third Party, break the cycles of Rinse n Repeat.

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