This week Eric has the pleasure of having an in-depth conversation with blogger, author, and activist David Swanson. David and Eric discuss the mythology of the fiscal cliff and the propaganda and lies of both major parties. Additionally, they examine the delusions and self-deception of many Americans who, consciously or unconsciously, legitimize and perpetuate the status quo. Eric and David also critique American militarism and imperialism, particularly those who remain willfully ignorant as to what our “elected” leaders are doing in our name. One of the major themes of the conversation is how to organize resistance to all these forces; how to become leaders of a real movement for change that can exist outside the dominant two-party paradigm.
David Swanson is an author, blogger and activist. His books include War is a Lie (2010) and Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (2009). He is Campaign Coordinator for rootsaction.org and blogs at warisacrime.org. Visit his site davidswanson.org.