Exclusive: Hanne Nabintu Herland decries ongoing effects of the elite-led transnational model
By Hanne Nabintu Herland
Published August 11, 2021 at 7:30pm
In the current U.S. political system, whoever is richest with the largest capital base seems to rule the nation, whichever motive drives him. His group buys the newspapers and thereby controls their content, manufacturing any desired consent, as Noam Chomsky would have put it. The careers of journalists and editors are dependent on their willingness to agree with the pushed-for narrative, which – of course – is structured to produce capital gain for the super-rich.
The very same companies may fund politicians running for Congress, fund NGOs, the WHO, think tanks and pay their way into controlling public funds. In fact, in the United States, one may be a snotty college student one year and one of the world’s richest a few years later (Mark Zuckerberg), with all the above-mentioned powers. Nobody stops a dorm boy from controlling a population in the most abrasive totalitarian way. In China, a political leader must go through 30 or more years of training before he is given the top position, ensuring the top leader is the very best.