The Collapse of Globalization by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
March 28, 2011

March 26, 2011 Protest London
used with permission
photo by William Bowles

The uprisings in the Middle East, the unrest that is tearing apart nations such as the Ivory Coast, the bubbling discontent in Greece, Ireland and Britain and the labor disputes in states such as Wisconsin and Ohio presage the collapse of globalization. They presage a world where vital resources, including food and water, jobs and security, are becoming scarcer and harder to obtain. They presage growing misery for hundreds of millions of people who find themselves trapped in failed states, suffering escalating violence and crippling poverty. They presage increasingly draconian controls and force—take a look at what is being done to Pfc. Bradley Manning—used to protect the corporate elite who are orchestrating our demise.

We must embrace, and embrace rapidly, a radical new ethic of simplicity and rigorous protection of our ecosystem—especially the climate—or we will all be holding on to life by our fingertips. We must rebuild radical socialist movements that demand that the resources of the state and the nation provide for the welfare of all citizens and the heavy hand of state power be employed to prohibit the plunder by the corporate power elite.


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Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has written nine books, including Death of the Liberal ClassEmpire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003).


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20 thoughts on “The Collapse of Globalization by Chris Hedges

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  16. The way to go is To fight globalISM, we must act GLOBALLY and we are. It’s springing up everywhere and everyone involved “gets it” and CARES.

    Check it out !!

  17. Un warranted banking bonuses, business corperates and greedy fat cats. Rich and poor devision. Yep! this write up is bang on the money..

  18. Great analysis, Chris. The way you lay it out makes it all seem so obvious. I’d like to see some brainstorming here about acts of civil disobedience that could be effective to bring about change.

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