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America's Democratic Collapse

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posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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America's Democratic Collapse


www.alternet.org

In a dramatic speech, Chris Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a full-blown corporate state.

When it was announced in May that Bush would deliver the commencement address, 222 students and faculty signed and posted on the school's Web site a statement titled "We Object." The statement cites the war in Iraq and the administration's "obstructing progress on reducing greenhouse gases while favoring billions in tax breaks and subsidies to oil companies that are earning record profits."

"We are ashamed of the actions of this administration. The war in Iraq has cost the lives of over 4,000 brave and honorable U.S. military personnel," the statement read. "Because we love this country and the ideals it stands for, we accept our civic responsibility to speak out against these actions that violate American values."
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posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 10:54 AM
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There has been a build up of people speaking out about the corporatisation of the US government and how the cherished ideal of democracy is failing as corporations increasingly "make" law and policy across the political spectrum.

It's geting just as bad in many other countries, particularly my own (the UK) where government is run by quango and corporate lobbying.

No longer is the will of the people important, as the fallacy of drip-down economics continues to fall apart, and citizens are left by the wayside to protect profits.

The time must surely come for change - maybe not soon, but it will come.

It must, for the sake of the populace, the planet and for peacefull dialogue between nations.

Corporations are not able to co-exist with democracy when they wield so much power - something has to give.

Let's hope it's not us.

www.alternet.org
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[edit on 3/6/2008 by budski]



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