Naomi Klein: What is your counsel?

Naomi Klein:

I think there needs to be a citizen’s revolt against the corporate takeover of politics. And we have to get out of this reality TV show that is just the endless popularity contest of elections. You know it’s an incredible distraction, and Americans are in an endless election campaign. It never ends. So the idea that after the election then there will be policy, there is no after the election. There is always another election, another fundraising campaign, and you know it never ends. It’s a big business unto itself. It’s entertainment. And it’s politics deferral. So you know before . . . Before this can actually lead to political change, we need to change the rules. We need to get corporate money the hell away from politics; or at least a huge separation. It has to . . . It’s the most pressing issue of our time. It’s the most pressing issue of our time because it’s what needs to happen before anything else can happen. Recorded on: 11/29/07

 

Citizens need to take back their political systems, says Klein.

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