Ralph Nader: The Road to Corporate Fascism (must-see)

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Jeffrey Keating Feb 3, 2012

Ralph Nader exclaims that the central political issue of our time is giant corporate power and its take over of our government, plus the spread of commercial values into every nook and cranny of our culture including the commercialization of childhood, the universities and almost everything these large corporations touch. Speaking at the Washington, DC Green Festival, he also details what we can and must do about it.

from the archives:

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – Inside the Killzone, Part 1

Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon – The Environmental Trial of the Century, Part 2

Peter Schweizer: Clinton Cash Documentary–A History of Corruption

Supreme Court Legalizes Influence Peddling: McDonnell v. United States by Rob Hager

Chris Hedges and Tariq Ali: A Recipe For Fascism

Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

Chris Hedges and Kevin Zeese: The #TPP: “The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History”

Circus of Deceit–The Big Boys of The Fortune 500 by Wayne Burn

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24 thoughts on “Ralph Nader: The Road to Corporate Fascism (must-see)

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  11. Corporate fascism you say ? Why not just say fascism ? Even the leaders of so called religious fascist states are in reality , economic elites, whom use religion as a means of controlling the masses whom otherwise might rebel against said elites.

  12. Concerning Lincoln, the consolidation of federal power and the Civil war; While it is true that Lincoln was a power mad dictator driven more by economic interests than concern for the slaves or the well being of the American people in general, it is also true that the Confederate states were motivated to wage war against the Union largely by their expressed and documented desire to preserve the institution of slavery. As each state withdrew from the Union, said states documented in writing their motivation for doing so. Not one confederate state failed to list the preservation of slavery as a primary reason for their willingness to dissolve the union and wage war against the union. To be sure, the southern states were not the innocent, freedom loving victims of federal aggression, some would have you believe.

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  16. Thanks for posting this. I do think that state intervention is necessary for capitalist development, but if the state itself becomes captured by those corporate interests and unable to withdraw these interventions, so that they become unproductive and damaging to the welfare of the general population, then there is a big problem, and the potential for economic decline and mass popular disaffection once voters become aware of the situation.

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  18. Thank you Lo for reposting this historic address from nearly a decade ago; sheer political genius ~ what an educational experience to listen to Ralph Nader in full flight.

    I sometimes struggle to convince people here in the UK about the facts of corporate American life that he so eloquently articulates in this address. So it will be a great source for me to refer people to, who simply do not know about, or do not believe, that this is the real USA.

    It’s taking a mighty long time for that critical penny to drop and set the socio-economic mechanism awhirl, but when it does….

    I was looking at an old photograph of Abe Lincoln the other day ~ call me fanciful, but for a moment I thought I was looking directly into the soul of Mr Nader.

    Ralph Nader is a truly great American. Astonishingly brilliant man.

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