Blog: Current Examples of how Corporate Control of our Government and Media Destroy our Democratic Republic

The Collapse of the American Empire?

This 27-min. discussion by Chris Hedges talks about his latest book based on two years of travels throughout the U.S.  The depressing title is explained by a variety of factors including corporate capitalism and the deindustrialization of America.  Near the conclusion (22-min.) Chris Hedges talks about the overthrow of the corporate Coup D’etat as being the means to stop the destruction of America.  This is a short introduction to the thinking of a Pulitzer Prize winning scholar.  His work helps us understand the reality in which we live.

The Fight for Life vs. Monsanto/Bayer

U.S. farmers pay Monsanto/Bayer $10 Billion annually in royalties for the use of their seeds.  That does not include the cost of the seeds.  This information is found in this discussion between Chris Hedges and Dr. Vandana Shiva about her new book “Oneness vs. the One Percent.”  This 28 minute video covers the topic of industrial agriculture (aka “chemical farming”) and its effects on people and the planet.  Dr. Shiva gives some hope near the end as she mentions how local economies are the means being used in India to create a place for justice and fairness.

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele is a former Marine and CIA operative who has written 8 books and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.  His website motto is: “The truth at any cost lowers all other costs.”  He also has a website titled Phi Beta Iota, where there are reviews of 2,500 nonfiction books written by Steele and others.  Highlighting these books is his attempt to reveal the truth at any cost.

This approximately 40 minute interview covers topics ranging from the Deep State, the Shadow Government, Israel, The Federal Reserve, Open Source Engineering, a Debt Jubilee, and many others.

We citizens of this Democratic Republic can learn a great deal from men like Robert David Steele.

Proof: Russiagate is a Hoax

Former Technical Director of the Analysis and Recording Area at the National Security Agency (NSA) Bill Binney gives an explanation.  By analyzing the coding of the messages themselves, he proves those messages were not “hacked” by anyone but were downloaded onto an external device and physically sent to Wikileaks.  The Russians had nothing to do with it but were a convenient scapegoat to divert attention away from the damning contents of the leaks themselves.  They revealed how the 2016 Democratic Primary was manipulated in favor of Hillary Clinton.  That the old Cold War relationship between the US and Russia could possibly be inflamed was a convenient side effect.  Here is the approximately 50 min. interview with Bill Binney.

Ocean of lies about Venezuela

The mainstream media, which is owned by 6 companies, parrots the propaganda influenced by the military/industrial/congressional complex.  This discussion sheds some light on the truth behind the efforts of the administration to overthrow a duly elected president.

Ocean of lies about Venezuela is a presentation by Abby Martin which lasts about 40 minutes.

What does this have to do with Democracy in Defiance?  How can we claim to live in a democracy with a mainstream media that lies?