Friday, October 23, 2020

The Childish Mania of Hope

CHRIS HEDGES: The Childish Mania of Hope

Corporate oligarchies throughout the world are destroying the natural world for profit. That humanity is part of the global ecosystem doesn't seem to have occurred to them.

We don't have to look up the term omnicide in a dictionary, all we have to do is look around us.


Chris Hedges on 'The Childish Mania of Hope'

(The Katie Halper Show on YouTube)

"Journalist Chris Hedges talks to me, Professor Gerald Horne and Nando Vila about "the childish mania mania of hope which is crippling and disempowering. Part of the problem is we're not adult enough to face what's in front of us and if we can't face what's in front of us then we can't respond in an effective and meaningful way." Hedges then reviews what's in front of us: "we're heading towards the collapse of civilization except for this time, because of the climate,  when go down the whole planet's going with us." On a lighter note, Hedges talk being a war correspondent, Gramsci, Aristotle and what James Baldwin teaches us about hate groups."

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Chris Hedges "The Politics of Cultural Despair"

(Media Sanctuary on YouTube)

"Author, activist and dissident Chris Hedges spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on October 16, 2020.  In this talk he examines the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in the United States. He explores the myriad of factors that led to the proliferation of neo-fascist militias, extremist organizations, demagogic leaders, vast social divides defined by hate, a hyper nationalism and virulent racism as well as a mass media that has descended into burlesque and fans the flames of social disintegration.  Meghan Marohn moderates a Q&A following the talk."


Wednesday, October 21, 2020



I’m an old human who feels tremendous remorse that we, as a species, possess such a profound and suicidal lust to destroy the planet and ourselves. Comfort may still exist for many millions of the most well-off denizens of planet Earth, but the signs are there that this condition is evaporating.

The following gentlemen, much older than me, express their remorse over what we have wrought with enviable eloquence. Check them out and wonder how so many old farts are blind to, or uncaring of, their contribution to The End Times.

"If We Don't Protect Nature We Can't Protect Ourselves"

 (Harrison Ford | Extinction Rebellion)

“The Last and Most Important Advice I Will Ever Give”

(Dr. Meyer Hillman | Extinction Rebellion UK)

 David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet


"Celebrated British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a broadcasting career spanning over six decades. He has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and bringing the wonders of the living world to audiences worldwide through ground-breaking natural history series. His work includes: Life on Earth, Planet Earth and more recently the Netflix original documentary series Our Planet.

During his lifetime, Sir David Attenborough has seen first-hand the monumental scale of environmental change caused by human actions. Now for the first time, he reflects on the devastating changes he’s witnessed and reveals how together we can address the biggest challenges facing life on our planet.

Produced by Silverback Films and WWF, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet shares Sir David Attenborough’s greatest story yet – his witness statement for the natural world and vision for the future."