Chris Hedges: Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded, Part 2

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Dec 7, 2013

On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist.


from the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Pathology of the Rich, Part 1

Ellen Brown on Bail-ins (the Big Disaster Coming), GMO Foods, Trans Pacific Partnership (#TPP)

Chris Hedges, Kade Crockford and Michael Ratner: National Security Overload

Chris Hedges: The Country is Decaying at an Alarming Rate

Despite All Our Rage, We Are Still Just Debt Slaves In A Mental Cage by David DeGraw #OWS

Chris Hedges: The Radical Movements Have Been Destroyed, Part 5

Fascism USA: Corporatizing National Security by Ralph Nader

11 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded, Part 2

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  6. Alternative vision. Exactly.

    Even better: a consistently coherent vision ~ or more proactively, the root cognitive capacity to metamorphose aspiration into coherent action.

    I’m beginning to think that so much of what ails us is, at the deepest level, simply due to our confused sense of spiritual identity ~ and I don’t mean being a disciple of this or that god or guru, but our reluctance to enter into an intimate discourse with the reality of existence as it actually is; and taking full responsibility for our relationship with that.

    Who we are is really a function of what we do, but we cannot act responsibly until we know what truly exists and understand how we might most intelligently relate to this mystery. So in order to get some kind of insight into the measure of our universe of consciousness, that is evidently brimming with aliveness and in which we are totally immersed ~ whether we are aware of it or not ~ the first lesson, is to pay attention.

    Most of what passes for reality is a distraction ~ just noise, habitual reflex or prescriptive cultural prejudice.

    I think it demonstrates great imagination to be able to empathize successfully; but to empathize with other species invites us to aspire to a truly heroic generosity of spirit that can actually only be experienced in the most humble ways, once we are prepared to be open to it.

    • A Canadian politician ones stated: ‘if you want nothing accomplished, form a committee’. And so it is with these torrents of words – well intentioned perhaps, but not taking us anywhere.

      • I strongly disagree that “words… [are] not taking us anywhere.” If so, why bother reading or listening to any of the writers on this blog or other independent news sites? To be a good citizen, one needs to be informed. This blog and other independent news websites are attempting to do just that: inform the readers on what’s really going on in the world. And why do we exist? Because the corporate media is not doing its job.

        Words are very, very powerful, not only to inform us, but to inspire us.

        Please read the articles by The Man From the North.

      • Fair enough pv, but Lo is right ~ when the language is right the words can be powerfully awakening.

        My point was to emphasize the need to act from strength that is true knowledge of ourselves, but also to recognize the inadequacies of our assumptions about how we frame the scope of our evolving dialogue with Nature ~ as Jacob Bronowski so aptly characterized real science, in the seminal Ascent of Man documentary series (back in 1973.)

        It’s one thing to chat to the folk next door, but quite another to have a conversation with a mountain, or a flock of birds or a forest, or any of its vitally intelligent inhabitants for that matter…

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