Banderas: You get the sense lately that, possibly, in the whole world, we are not being governed by the people we voted for.
Pastor: Above them, there is something else.
Banderas: Of course.
Pastor: The markets.
Banderas: The markets, the lobbies, the corporations– there is a lot of hustle there. And, on top of that, people who do not have to show their face to take responsibility for what happens later in governments, in countries.
Pastor: But there is also consent, no? It forms part of the system, the inertia you were talking about. How do you break that inertia?
Banderas: You break it like Chavez did in his time. You say, ‘the topic is over. I’m taking all these corporations and nationalizing them.’ Where is there any other exit? In a time when we have to stand up, a post-democratic era, because really, you listen to Obama during his first campaign for legislature, even his second, and you think– people were saying, ‘this is going to change.’ And I said ‘no, no, no, because he is going to encounter reality.’ And he faced the reality of the markets.
Excerpted from BIG HOLLYWOOD: In an interview with CNN en Español’s Ana Pastor, actor Antonio Banderas lamented the power corporations have over political structures, arguing that government takeovers of corporations, “like Chavez did,” are the only solution.
“What other way is there?” the actor asked.
The interview, for Pastor’s program Face to Face this November, touched on topics from his acting work to family life, but it is Banderas’ political comments that are triggering a firestorm of criticism on the internet. Keep Readinghttp://patdollard.com/2013/11/hollywood-actor-calls-for-socialist-take-over-nationalize-private-businesses-like-chavez-did/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter