The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies. Chris Hedges.

Anyone with an internet connection and the courage to look fate in the face can see collapse either unfolding or coming at us at an exponential rate of knots.
The ever reliable Chris Hedges eviscerates capitalism,the U.S. Empire and the deep state that is grinding the nation, it’s imperial conquests, its victims and by default the living planet, into dust.
Chris clearly lays out the deadly trio of Acidification, Warming and De-Oxygenation of the oceans and the roles they played in the last 5 mass extinctions. “Microbes it seems are set to inherit the earth.”

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Image; Waiotapu Thermal Pools, Rotorua, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

“Those who speak truth are marginalised and ignored, dismissed as pessimists in a culture that prides itself on a child like optimism, at the expense of reality. We have a mania for hope, which our corporate masters lavishly provide across the political and cultural spectrum to keep us passive.”
“Dying civilisations make war on independent intellectual inquiry, art,culture and their burnt children.The corporate state rather feeds the thirst for illusion, happiness and hope and those that challenge this myth are heretics”.  Not to mention ‘Lepers”
“The human species led by White European men has been on a planet wide 500 year rampage of conquering, plundering, looting and exploiting as well as polluting the earth and killing the indigenous comminutes that stood in their way. But the game is up. These are the forces that now doom us”. “The Urban poor are in chains and these chains await us all”.
“The most daunting existential challenge of all time is to ingest this daunting truth”

These are just some of the highlights in this ground breaking speech from Chris Hedges one of the few to join the dots on the coming chaos, as has the anarchist, evolutionary biologist, award winning Professor Guy McPherson
50 minutes of genius from the ever reliable, ever ‘Revolting’ Chris Hedges are embedded below’
“Rebellion is a moral imperative”. “I don’t fight fascist because I think I can win. I fight fascist because they are fascists”.

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour. Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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110 comments on “The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies. Chris Hedges.
  1. sealintheselkirks says:

    Oh yeah, I’m pretty damned aware of this. I laugh at the term ‘social media’ when it’s just the extremely wealthy corporate elite in control who all tend to lean rather heavily towards ‘social control’ in their privately-held media empires.

    It’s not just them! This cancelled renowned investigative journalist Robert Perry’s website Consortium News and their donation access to funding. It’s why I always send a check when I donate:

    https://popularresistance.org/paypal-cancels-cn-account-may-seize-balance
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    Yep, as stated it IS a world of make-believe for the faces of the corporate party both Dem & Repub. In conversations with both Wbush voters, Obama voters, Hillary voters, Trump voters, and Biden voters, I point out the absolute similarities between all these politicians to the actual policies they promote.

    I guess I’m completely out of the norm in this country. I’ve never gotten ‘with the program.’

    This Happened Here: A Draft Dystopian Movie Script

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/05/27/this-happened-here-a-draft-dystopian-movie-script/
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    So this talk says the Dems & Repubs banded together against Trump because they were scared of losing power. Well, Trump is a Fascist as are his funding oligarchy but he was after individual power, a ‘strongman’ psychotic.

    But then there’s the other side of the GOP which are also Fascist but corporate-style. As the Dems are, corporate style. No other way of thinking is allowed, no other political party is allowed as anybody with half a brain knows it.

    There are a huge number of people in this country that…don’t have half a brain. They cannot get past the indoctrination they’ve been subjected to all their lives.

    So we in the US continue to swirl around the toilet bowl in all respects. This is incredibly pitiful to experience, disgusting to live under this umbrella and know it, and damned scary to realize that it will only get worse.

    This is what it must have been like for people in Germany in the 1930s who could think, those that realized what was coming and had absolutely no way to change anything. The industrialist backed Fascism just like they are doing here…

    sealintheSelkirks

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Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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