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Gaza Is A Window On Our Coming Dystopia by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 19, 2012

to exist is to resist

Image by tr3regine via Flickr

Gaza is a window on our coming dystopia. The growing divide between the world’s elite and its miserable masses of humanity is maintained through spiraling violence. Many impoverished regions of the world, which have fallen off the economic cliff, are beginning to resemble Gaza, where 1.6 million Palestinians live in the planet’s largest internment camp. These sacrifice zones, filled with seas of pitifully poor people trapped in squalid slums or mud-walled villages, are increasingly hemmed in by electronic fences, monitored by surveillance cameras and drones and surrounded by border guards or military units that shoot to kill. These nightmarish dystopias extend from sub-Saharan Africa to Pakistan to China. They are places where targeted assassinations are carried out, where brutal military assaults are pressed against peoples left defenseless, without an army, navy or air force. All attempts at resistance, however ineffective, are met with the indiscriminate slaughter that characterizes modern industrial warfare.


via Truthdig

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

Copyright © 2012 Truthdig


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  8. Great minds, Obama and Netanyahu, think alike.

  9. Not much to add to this really. Except that perhaps it is high time for us to rethink the arts of global governance from the ground up (as John Pilger has always advocated qv his latest post above.) All this mayhem is the real now, with Obama reportedly being threatened from Israel’s extreme right, and the internet abuzz with talk since late August of an alleged 16 US intelligence agencies’ draft document on the Middle-east “post-Israel” leaked by a staff source “with a certain research unit of the CIA.” Whatever. Gossip and counter-intelligence psy-ops are a constant. The facts on the ground speak more truth than any amount of wishful speculation. The fact is, most governments are their own worst enemies. The web is only our most powerful tool, a medium for action and reform, for the constructive re-deployment of priorities. There are literally oceans of dirty water, only let’s be sure to keep the proverbial babies safe…after all, they are the future ~ everyone’s heritage. Sanity must prevail.

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