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VIDEO: Chris Hedges on the Big Lie of Neoliberalism and the Very Real Threat of a President Trump

Chris Hedges doesn't spare Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or even Bernie Sanders in this wide-ranging take on the big swindle of neoliberalism and his warning for the future in the hands of a "rapacious oligarchic elite."

Hedges made his statements during a speech he gave in Toronto on Sept. 3, drawing from his newest book, "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt," as well as from his Aug. 30 Truthdig column, "The Great Unraveling."

Some particularly good lines from Hedges' speech include these well-taken points: "Every promise made by the proponents of neoliberalism is a lie," "The left is still alive ... barely," and "Democracy, especially in the U.S., is a farce, vomiting up right-wing demagogues such as Donald Trump, who has a serious chance to become the Republican presidential nominee -- and perhaps even president."

Find out how Hedges views our country's current predicament, as well as Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, in the video below (via YouTube):

--Posted by Kasia Anderson

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