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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:05 PM

CHRIS HEDGES--"Elites Will Make Gazans Of Us All"

Good stuff worthy of discussion.


Excerpt (paragraphs breaks for visual ease): Market forces and the military mechanisms that protect these forces are the sole ideology that governs industrial states and humans’ relationship to the natural world. It is an ideology that results in millions of dead and millions more displaced from their homes in the developing world.

And the awful algebra of this ideology means that these forces will eventually be unleashed on us, too. Those who cannot be of use to market forces are considered expendable. They have no rights and legitimacy. Their existence, whether in Gaza or blighted postindustrial cities such as Camden, N.J., is considered a drain on efficiency and progress. They are viewed as refuse. And as refuse they not only have no voice and no freedom; they can be and are extinguished or imprisoned at will. This is a world where only corporate power and profit are sacred. It is a world of barbarism.

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NoOneMan Nov 2012 #1
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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:53 PM

1. What may ring loud as hyperbole...


Makes some sense if you consider our unpredictable future that is threatened by rising temperatures, freshwater shortages, depleted fertilizers & other resources, declining available per capita energy, etc. As we head into a global decline of our overleveraged civilization, the elites will have to find a way to manage and contain the discontent, starving masses.

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:09 PM

2. We've seen in our very own country how Hedges is right about the militarized forces maintain protest

and abroad, intergenerational refugees. It's horrible. Some say he shound shrieky, but given our insularity about this global reality, we need something beyond rational presentations.

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