Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: Obama’s Legacy—The Smashing of the Left

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Originally on RT America on Jan 23, 2017

The Chris Hedges YouTube Channel on Jul 7, 2022

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges looks back on President Barack Obama’s legacy with Glen Ford, Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report. They examine Obama’s role in boosting the war industry, serving corporate interests and depleting the privacy rights of Americans. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at some of the darker decisions made over the past eight years.

From the archives:

The Enemy is Not Trump, It is Ourselves by John Pilger

John Pilger: Obama’s Legacy–One of The Most Violent Presidents

Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out by Kate Tummarello (Action Alert)

Why Release the Torture Report Now by David Swanson

The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth

The U.S. National Bird Is Now a Killer Drone by David Swanson

John Pilger: Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation + Transcript

18 thoughts on “Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: Obama’s Legacy—The Smashing of the Left

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  16. The liberationist trope of massive military power is such a seductive and cunning tactic ~ the ha ha “trump” card of the NATO oligopolists who have enjoyed full-spectrum free rein, on Obama’s watch; nothing short of sheer totalitarian dominance.

    Glen Ford is a fine voice to hear at this time. I just listened to his Real News interview with Sharmini Peries, but decided to wait, watch this and post my complimentary comment here.
    Chris Hedges’ introduction describes him very well. This is a splendid deconstruction of the Obama illusion, sound and consistent with everything that we have witnessed over these long eight years of narcissistic Black Messianic fraudulence. When will we ever learn?

    The point is really this, unaccountable power always corrupts. Absolute, unaccountable power, is ultimately ~ inevitably ~ self-destructive. The danger and its lethal consequence is the terrible harm it can inflict in the process.

    What does modern war accomplish? It wrecks and destroys, pollutes whole ecosystems and murders civilians. What does that amount to in plain language? Ecocide. End of story. When is enough, enough? Do we really believe that perpetual human sacrifice is the meaning of life?

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