with Chris Hedges
Dennis Trainor, Jr on Oct 26, 2013
While watching Russell Brand’s BBC interview, it is not hard to imagine two families in Middle America, neighbors, watching separately in the comfort of their own homes as Russell Brand does his bit and each nod in lonely agreement. “Yes!”, they are likely to say- “this Russell Brand fellow is right.”
But family A has to work hard at a job they are made to feel they are lucky to have buying something, selling something, or processing something when, like their inner Lloyd Dobbler, they don’t want to buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, they don’t want to do that. And Family B is doing the same thing. Both are trying to keep up with the Joneses, as they the expression goes. Family B is competing to send their kids to better schools and than Family A; and Family A is competing just as hard to beat out family B. They are each others Jones.
But there is NO Jones.
“Jones” is a construct, a shackle. And don’t you know, Jones is like the show put on by the Wizard of OZ to scare you into submission. Time for us all to find our inner Dorothy’s, click our heels together and build a new world called home. A new world called home. Stop the machine and build a new world called home.
Also covered in this week’s Resistance Report:
The Chris Hedges Interview: Let’s Get This Class War Started
Joel Northam reports on the Nonprofit Industrial Complex
Occupy Sandy Mutual Aid, Still Going A Year After The Storm
Fukushima: A Global Solution to A Global Crisis
Russell Brand vs. Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight 2013
BBC Newsnight on Oct 23, 2013
Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards, as he launches his guest edit for the New Statesman.