Exposing the Myth of Capitalist Democracy

18 Apr

The Most Revolutionary Act

Lifting the Veil: Barack Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

Scott Noble (2013)

Film Review

Lifting the Veil is a well-crafted expose of the myth of so-called capitalist democracy Based on interviews and archival footage of Senator Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, George Carlin, Glen Ford, Harold Pinkley, John Pilger, Richard Wolfe, William I. Robinson, Bill Moyers and other prominent dissidents, it makes an ironclad case that democracy is impossible under a capitalist economic system.

Using Obama’s extensive list of broken campaign promises as a starting point, Noble convincingly demonstrates how Wall Street corporations have seized absolute control over all America’s so-called democratic institutions. In addition to highlighting the essential role team Obama played in crippling a large, highly vocal antiwar movement, he presents historical examples to reveal how this has been the traditional role of the Democratic Party in the US – to co-opt social movements that…

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2 Responses to “Exposing the Myth of Capitalist Democracy”

  1. auntyuta April 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    I do not regret that I took the time to listen to all the speeches in this video that goes with the above film review. All these were excellent speeches indeed. But you have to view the original to find the video. We do find out from the material in this video that democracy is impossible under a capitalist economic system.
    Dr.StuartBramhall says in her reply to my comment in her blog: “The only form of governance that works, in my view, is where people run things themselves – where they run their own place of work and their own communities. When people run things themselves, they normally opt for economic democracy (aka economic equality or socialism). . . . .”

  2. stuartbramhall April 19, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Thanks for reblogging.

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