Chris Hedges: Neoliberalism Is an Ideology That Will Soon Be Discredited (VIDEO)
Noted socialist sourpuss Chris Hedges has a new show on teleSUR and it's pretty awesome. In his most recent interview, Hedges and Canadian intellectual John Ralston Saul discuss the nature of "neoliberalism" as an organizing ideology and its pernicious effect on foreign policy.
"What is this ideology [of neoliberalism]?" Saul asked about our current economic and political order. "Let's face it. It's an ideology of inevitability, it's an ideology based on self-interest. An ideology in which there is no real memory. And at the end of the day it's about power and money."
Saul has been predicting the fall of "globalism" and the rise of nationalism for almost 20 years, a prediction that's looking more and more realistic of late.
Hedges, for his part, believes that the quasi-religion of neoliberalism will soon be "discredited," but warned it could be replaced by the "false populism" of the far right.
"The inevitable consequence of impoverishment of neoliberalism," Hedges said, "is the false populist. The Donald Trumps." The rise of "outsiders" like Trump and Carson on the right, along with an uptick of nativism, seems to support this theory.
Watch the interview below: