Dec 5, 2019
Chris Hedges is the author of numerous award-winning and bestselling books including "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle," "Death of a Liberal Class," "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" and "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." His newest book is "America: The Farewell Tour."
Hedges explains how Trumpism, white right-wing Christian Evangelicals, white supremacists and other right-wing groups are the types of death cults which come into existence when a society is in decline and crisis. He also highlights how Trump’s impeachment is more evidence of a criminal plutocratic class in America and how the “one percent” are engaged in legal theft against the American people.
And Chris Hedges warns that the Democrats’ discussions of a guaranteed minimum income and other “progressive” reforms will in practice only serve the interests of the corporatocracy and not create real systemic change.
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Chauncey highlights how American fascism is a system comprised of many elements that work through the banality of evil such as how the consulting firm McKinsey is making Trump’s concentration camps more “efficient” in their cruelty and evil towards nonwhite migrants and refugees. Another example: William Barr, Trump’s head law enforcement goon, is threatening that black and brown communities will no longer have police protection if they dare to protest against police thuggery and other human rights abuses.
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