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Chris Hedges: American Culture is Deeply Violent

Liquor Guns & Ammo

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 19, 2013

canawareness·Jan 16, 2013

McMaster university, Hamilton, Ontario January 15 2012.
Chris Hedges speaks to a full room of people at the Gandhi lecture on non violence. He clearly states that American gun culture is rooted in white supremacy and a fear of black people. Then states that the American founding fathers where enthusiastic about committing genocide.


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.

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7 Responses

  1. [...] Chris Hedges: American Culture is Deeply Violent [...]

  2. And this is the country that wants to ‘lead’ the world? God help us!

    • Indeed Vera! Of course, our “world” doesn’t actually want the USA to seize the helm for a fantasia voyage to the wondrous land of full spectrum dominance. Have we been consulted?
      I think the USA should re-conceptualize their paradigm of power, and understand that to rule is to serve and represent, not dictate and oppress.
      Dictators will be overthrown. If the USA wants to exercise real power, it must become the loyal servant and steward of this earth, not its scourge.
      So long as Monsanto and its iniquitous ilk run rampant, there is no future for so-called American “governance” through a laughably phony jurisprudence and completely false economics. This villainous pretense must be shed like a dead skin, so the body politic can be refreshed with the liberating and curative venom of adaptive and emergent justice. It may take a while, but it will happen ~ when Americans are prepared to become real human beings and remind us all that we too are human.

      • David , the trouble with the last couple of sentences of your response is that we have yet to define what it means to be human . this is something you and i have bantered around for a while . i contend that we cannot define the human without first defining the ”human/divine ”. Hence the need for truly understanding beyond the mind yet with the mind and heart what Erasmus called ”Theo-centric Humanism ”.

        America is split between Secular Humanism and Religious Fundamentalism . we are a schizoid country . i propose a 3rd way –the Theo-centric Humanistic way as showed in the non Gnostic fully human God-MAN Christ who came in humility . if we Americans can get that and practice it we will be half way there.

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