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    recall the lack luster 2010 election

    Chris Hedges has an article after the election that both sides are not addressing the right issues. His recent book with Joe Sacco "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt" describes what is going on in the country.

    Here he is interviewed by Bill Moyers last summer.

    There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places “sacrifice zones,” and joins Bill this week on Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive.

    “These are areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit. We’re talking about environmentally destroyed, communities destroyed, human beings destroyed, families destroyed,” Hedges tells Bill.

    “It’s the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings… And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.”

    In short, the real issues are deeper than the back and forth between the political parties. The election didn't deal with war, environment or poverty.

    How many people are going to fall for the show???

    Here is an interview

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