Saturday Orwellian Reading

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Central to George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society was a government so powerful that it not only dominated all of the major institutions in a society, but it also was quite adept at making invisible its inner workings of power. This is what some have called a shadow government, deep state, dual state or corporate state. (1) In the deep state, politics becomes the domain of the ultra-wealthy, the powerful few who run powerful financial services, big corporations and the imperious elite of the defense industries and other components of the military-industrial complex. Corporate interests such as ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies, megabanks such as Bank of America, and defense industries such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are powerful lobbying groups and as such have control of the major seats of political power and the commanding institutions necessary to insure that the deeply anti-democratic state rules in the interests of the few while exploiting and repressing the many.

Henry A. Giroux @ TRUTHDIG

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19 Responses to Saturday Orwellian Reading

  1. David B. Benson says:

    There are not enough of us.

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  2. Den says:

    Might be direct result of the expansion of the human geneome into many fragments.
    Or as I figure some have been endowed with certain wisdom not present in all therefore many are unable to see the bigger picture unless it slaps them in the face somehow.
    A person could analyze it to death, literally, and still not have the right answer.

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  3. Den says:

    Someone needs to invent a detector.

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  4. David B. Benson says:
    • º¿carol says:

      So is standing. According to a blurb I read, people who stand, not walk…just stand, are healthier. Of course, I read that last week and already forgot the gist of it, but I came away with, standing is good. I do a LOT of that with all the cooking I do.

      I walk a bit on my evening walks, but other than around the house, and all that standing, I don’t do enough of either.

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  5. Den says:

    Take that boot pictured above and boot the sociopaths from government, remove lobbyists represented by any corporate entity, that is a good start, we’re coming for ya greedy bastards! Your end is near! The people have spoken.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    What a fine choral concert. First the Madrigal group, then a series of 4 hischool groups and finally another WSU chorus. The high school students included afros, some Latinos and Latinas, a mixture of Asians and this year for the first time a goodly group of Amerindians.

    The hischool groups were quite good for the age group. 😀😁😂😃😄

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  7. Den says:

    Listening to the goose concert with road noise (diesels) providing backup and an occasional crowing rooster or barking dog providing rhythm.

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  8. º¿carol says:

    Made more Mushroom Soup today, got rid of the last of my fresh mushrooms. Don’t ask me why I bought 11 conatiners of them. On sale, but geez…. Both rounds of soup have been delicious though. Todays was based on bacon. Yup, I fried up 8 pieces as the base to saute the mushrooms and onions. I made dumplings, too. Unique, I only make home made dumplings with Chicken Paprikas. I must say, the dumplings are WONDERful in the mushroom soup.

    Perfect autumn day today. Trees are at their most colorful, the winds made sure all my lawns are carpeted in yellows and oranges, BEAUTIFUL! The coolness is nice and I keep in mind these are the good old days. Soon the snow will start and it the horrible season will settle in. Still have time to enjoy outside though. May need a winter coat, and maybe hat but 45° feels fine.

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