Donald Trump’s greatest allies are the liberal elites – By Chris Hedges

Donald Trump’s greatest allies are the liberal elites

Democratic party elites know that if corporate money disappears, so do they.

By  Chris Hedges – March 7, 2017 -| Op-Ed – Nation of Change

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges

The liberal elites, who bear significant responsibility for the death of our democracy, now hold themselves up as the saviors of the republic. They have embarked, despite their own corruption and their complicity in neoliberalism and the crimes of empire, on a self-righteous moral crusade to topple Donald Trump. It is quite a show.  They attack Trump’s “lies,” denounce executive orders such as his travel ban as un-American and blame Trump’s election on Russia or FBI Director James Comey rather than the failed neoliberal policies they themselves advanced.

Where was this moral outrage when our privacy was taken from us by the security and surveillance state, the criminals on Wall Street were bailed out, we were stripped of our civil liberties and 2.3 million men and women were packed into our prisons, most of them poor people of color? Why did they not thunder with indignation as money replaced the vote and elected officials and corporate lobbyists instituted our system of legalized bribery?  

Where were the impassioned critiques of the absurd idea of allowing a nation to be governed by the dictates of corporations, banks and hedge fund managers? Why did they cater to the foibles and utterings of fellow elites, all the while blacklisting critics of the corporate state and ignoring the misery of the poor and the working class? Where was their moral righteousness when the United States committed war crimes in the Middle East and our militarized police carried out murderous rampages? What the liberal elites do now is not moral. It is self-exaltation disguised as piety. It is part of the carnival act.   [read more]

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  • Clyde Duncan  On March 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    The BBC did something no one expected and amusingly mocked the Islamic State and women who travel to Syria in a clip from their show Revolting.

    The short video is designed as a fake trailer for a show parodying Real Housewives. There are actually some fun shots thrown at Islamists, feminists, and the religion of Islam itself. It’s borderline politically incorrect, which means it’s way funnier than anything the BBC has ever done before.

    Are you surprised to see British Muslims get offended for a comedy mocking ISIS?

  • Clyde Duncan  On March 11, 2017 at 9:57 am

    So, the Wheels are Coming Off, a Little Bit …..

    – Or, the Wheels are Wobbly and the Lug Nuts are Loosening – Whatever ….

    06 November 2018
    .

  • Gigi  On March 11, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    This was such an insightful article, I thought, for sure, it would have generated thoughtful discussion. But the comments were once again the usual partisan talking points blaming the other side. Given that these folks belong to minuscule 10% of American who still read stuff, I will wager that they are paid trolls out earning their keep. Fits well with the article though – paid hacks, quacks, shills and brown-nosers all suffering from Stockholm syndrome. When will America have its “let them eat junk food!” moment. Probably wouldn’t work. Americans think junk food is the good stuff.

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