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The Corporate Coup D'État (2018)

THE CORPORATE COUP D'ÉTAT takes a complex political/historical theme and brings it to life. In the style of '13th', 'Manufacturing Consent', 'The Corporation', and 'All Governments Lie' it ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ralston Saul John Ralston Saul ... Self - Philosopher
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges ... Self - Journalist
Enrico Caruso ... Self (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage)
Lee Fang Lee Fang ... Self - Journalist
Benito Mussolini ... Self (archive footage)
Gar Alperovitz Gar Alperovitz ... Self - Economist and historian
Sarah Jaffe Sarah Jaffe ... Self - Author and journalist
Matt Taibbi ... Self - Journalist 'Rolling Stone'
Cornel West ... Self - Philosopher
Barack Obama ... Self (archive footage)
Joe White Joe White ... Self - resident of Camden, New Jersey
Mary Whisenant Mary Whisenant ... Self - homeless resident of Camden, New Jersey
Christopher Hunger Christopher Hunger ... Self - resident of Camden, New Jersey
Denise King Denise King ... Self - case manager, Cathedral Kitchen


THE CORPORATE COUP D'ÉTAT takes a complex political/historical theme and brings it to life. In the style of '13th', 'Manufacturing Consent', 'The Corporation', and 'All Governments Lie' it creates a powerful cinematic experience that explains how President Trump is the result of failed neoliberal globalist policies, and a 'corporate coup d'état' in which corporations and billionaires were able to gradually take control of the political process in the U.S. and elsewhere. In the words of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges: 'Donald Trump is not an anomaly. He is the grotesque visage of a collapsed democracy. The creeping corporate coup d'état that began 45 years ago is complete. It has destroyed the lives of tens of millions of Americans no longer able to find work that provides a living wage, cursed to live in chronic poverty.' Threaded through the film are the stories of the ultimate victims - working class and poor people in 'sacrifice zones' like Camden, New Jersey and ...

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Influence of Wealth
27 November 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Corporate Coup d'Etat defined as, "sudden, illegal takeover of government by a small group." Trump, "I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States." Does faithfully translate to give CEOs, corporations, Wall Street tax cuts? Who was the first to propose corporatism? Surprisingly, Mussolini. 2010 Supreme Court ruling overturned centuries of campaign finance laws that restricted specific financial support of a specific candidate. The ruling said, in effect, that a corporation has the same 1st Amendment political speech rights as an individual. Well, that's a level playing field! Trump supporter asked about Trump's sexual relations. He said, it took place in the privacy of his home before being elected. Which, in effect, is saying 20+ improper (to say the least) encounters, many during his three marriages, do not count toward a person's character. Or, Trump's statement, as a celebrity he "can do anything" to a women. I had plantar fasciitis spurs in both feet; only was a bother for 20 minutes after waking up for the few months it took to resolve itself during which time I was able to run 5 miles; play hours of bball every day - no problem. For the same common ailment he got his family doctor to get him two excuses from serving in the military during the Vietnam war. That's called the wealth privilege.

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