Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War" by James Risen

English: My depiction of the flag of Oceania f...
English: My depiction of the flag of Oceania from Orwell's 1984. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It took 30 years longer than George Orwell predicted.  But here we are:

1.  400 Americans with the same net worth as the bottom 150 million of us.  Not the so-called "two Americas" but really three.

2.  Endless warfare for the American military.

3.  Unlimited rights for corporations, billionaires and their PACs to seek to buy elections.

4.  Lobbying gone wild.

5.  The security state firmly entrenched from the local police on up.  

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