Abby Martin and Chris Hedges: War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within

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with Chris Hedges

Empire Files on Sep 26, 2015

Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the ‘folly of Empire,’ the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system.


Updated: Dec. 3, 2015


from the archives:

Chris Hedges: Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders on Imperialism and Capitalism

Bernie Sanders Again Insists That Saudi Arabia Should Kill More People by David Swanson

Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire

Abby Martin: The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire

The Latin American Revolution, Part 3: Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador

Chris Hedges Booed off the Stage as He Delivered a Graduation Speech on War and Empire (2003)

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  5. donwreford posted an interesting comment on David Swanson’s piece about the papal resolve to end the arms trade, that I think is particularly relevant here:

    ” …if in the universe other life forms exist would a day be the same time as earth time? if as I believe planets exist on different time scales as with a day’s length our concept of time would be different…”

    This notion of time is absolutely fundamental. Bertrand Russell once wrote that nothing much has really changed, only in the last century the world has dramatically accelerated.

    Listening to this conversation, I get the uncanny, surreal sense that everything is moving faster and faster, so that we the zeitgeist species, are experiencing an Einsteinian moment, the relativistic effect of moving ever faster so that time is slowing right down.

    It concentrates the mind, like the eye of a storm, when everything is so calm we can actually think about the quantum probabilities, our actual situation, before it all merges into an imminent critical phase over which we shall have zero control because predictable memory has collapsed like a wave function.

    The Engels reference is genuinely apt, barbarity or socialism? So, who will control this emergent nucleus of reality and what is it all about? Might it really be a gateway to our true selves? What if we’re all in various quantized states of distributive simultaneity, until it gets focused enough & energised directly through the power of coherent individuated consciousness, as Jung and others have intimated?

    I think the point is this, nothing can mean anything substantial, unless ~ or until ~ it is directly apprehended and internalised; because, that is what truth is, a mystical process. The mechanism of its realisation is how Nature works reflexively, and reciprocally; through continual adjustment… that not only takes time, but it is time.

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