Chris Hedges: The Absurdity of American Empire
We have devolved into what Sheldon Wolin calls inverted totalitarianism. It’s not classical totalitarianism. It doesn’t find its expression through a demagogue or a charismatic leader, but through the anonymity of the corporate state.
In inverted totalitarianism you have corporate forces that purport to be loyal to the constitution, and electoral politics, and the iconography and language of American patriotism, and yet internally have seized all levers of power…
I very much like his concept of “sacrifice zones” as well.