Michael Parenti: The Corporate Plutocracy

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For Episode 13 of the Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast, we are lucky enough to be joined by an internationally known award winning-author and lecturer – Michael Parenti. Michael received his PhD in political science from Yale University, and has taught at a number of colleges and universities all over the world.

He is as powerful and engaging in public speaking as he is on the page, and his work covers a wide range of subjects, including U.S. politics, culture, ideology, ancient and modern history, imperialism, the news and entertainment media, and war. In his highly influential magnum opus Democracy For The Few, now in its ninth edition, Parenti presents a stunning critical analysis of American society, economy, and political institutions.

In this interview, he elucidates on the overarching ideological production that impacts on corporate-owned news media. Areas of discussion include how the mass media favors elite interests, divides the working class against each other, and prevents the public at large from achieving independent thinking about world events.

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Episode 13 – Michael Parenti on The Corporate Plutocracy

Michael Parenti’s most recent books are The Culture Struggle (2006), Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (2007), God and His Demons (2010), Democracy for the Few (9th ed. 2011), and The Face of Imperialism (2011). For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.


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  3. Zionist hexagons compete with arcane and Islamic pentagons, Korean hexagrams flap in the face of a gnostified West that still does not even understand pre-Socratic hermeneutics; the complex mysteries of Vedic “rta” & ancient Daoist “li” escape our cognitive grasp while we battle and drone and destroy with mindless and habitual ferocity as we struggle to harness even the climate and the tropical winds. How does such hubris relate to the quantum vacuum economics of honey-bee colony collapse, the lust for gold, misogynist aggressions and the dark rituals of political control ~ what can it all mean? Human beings struggle to find common currency through their architectures of communication, in pretentious gestures and recycled symbolism, all derived from Nature’s patterns & occasional esoteric epiphany. Are we incapable of seeing the mystical obvious? The source of our planetary visionary & sensible understanding is the Sun. The energy that informs and illuminates our life here is a local star. We dig deep in the mantle of the earth to gratify our fat bellies, but we fail to notice the truth that stares us in the face, shining daily on the spinning jewelled cosmos we all call our home and native land.

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