Basically Chris Hedges is saying that we need mass movements to counter the corporate takeover. It is a very powerful video and covers alot of territory. I should have kept notes ! The lecture is 40 minutes followed by questions and a final reading by Chris. Thanks to the link from Jesse’s Café Américain.
He calls a liberal not someone of the left but a person capable of acting as the safety value for capitalism. That when it goes too far there are people around who can contribute to supporting the people. He considers men like Clinton and Obama sell outs to corporate culture having contributed to the continuing corporate takeover.
He also says it is not about a mass movement taking power. He points out that the last liberal President was Richard Nixon (said tongue in cheek) because he was the last President to have to fear mass movements within the US.
On the current economic crisis he says it is crazy to make all of society suffer to basically bail out the current corporate elites. I think !
The bottom line is that we need mass movements to keep corporate power in balance for a healthy society.
Certainly worth a listen and maybe a future book read.