Chris Hedges: How the Covid-19 Pandemic has Exposed the Weakness of American Society


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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Originally on RT America on May 30, 2020

The Chris Hedges YouTube Channel on Jul 6, 2022

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to John Ralston Saul, author and president emeritus of Pen International, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weakness of American society, and accelerated the decline of the American Empire.

Among Saul’s many books are: The Collapse of Globalism: and the Reinvention of the World, and Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West.

From the archives:

What U.S. Imperial Decline Means For the Future of Capitalism, by Rainer Shea

The Start Of The Great Meltdown For Industrial Civilization, by Rainer Shea

Trump Wants to Cut Off China in Guilt-Projection Meltdown, by Finian Cunningham

The Economic Collapse Is Going To Get A Lot Worse, by Rainer Shea

Chris Hedges: It’s the System of Corporate Power and That Is Not Going To Get Better Unless We Make War Against the System

Covid-19 is Bringing the Vulnerable U.S. Empire Towards Collapse, by Rainer Shea

11 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: How the Covid-19 Pandemic has Exposed the Weakness of American Society

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  10. This is great stuff, we need lots more please! The thing is, too many ‘experts’ waste our precious time by seducing intelligent people into squandering their potentially constructive attention. Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what needs to be done. Reality has to be a consensual amalgam, a proactive exercise of implemented fundamental priorities. There is and will always be, obviously enough, necessary pragmatic action that is urgent and immediate ~ but also philosophically wise restraint also needs to be respected; because the latter is often the counter-intuitive result of long deliberated meditation on essential, uncompromising understanding…and that requires prudence, careful evaluation, dispassionate mapping, proportionate weighing and balanced foresight.

    We may asume we know what is right and what should be done, but that means (if we are sensible enough to think it through) a generous dose of precautionary imagination. Things are breaking down, only because experiential wisdom is trivialised even pilloried. While vanity, arrogance and greed are extolled and inflated into absolutist dogma. True intelligence is an emergent, collaborative process. Everyone is capable of it, if they allow their intuitive sense to prevail, an instinctual process that cleaves to the deeper realisations that may not be immediately recognisable ~ until courage dispells the illusions that mask it’s authenticity.

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