Regulating Apocalypse by David Swanson


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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
October 29, 2018

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!”
“Don’t be such a purist!”
“Be strategic!”
“Do what’s possible!”
“You can’t deny reality/human nature/religious text.”

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Blowback Denial, Climate Denial, and Apocalypse by David Swanson


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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
American Herald Tribune
March 30, 2016

Last week Donald Trump suggested something Bernie Sanders would never dare: getting rid of NATO. I took some time to read people’s comments and tweets online about it, and a huge number seemed to believe that NATO and the U.S. military have been performing a service for Europe, and that it’s time for Europe to pay its own bills. But will someone explain to me what the service is?

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Robert Jensen: We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times

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SocialJusticeNOW·Mar 4, 2013

University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen speaks on “We Are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times” in the First Unitarian Universalist Church Public Affairs Forum. Continue reading

The Myth of Human Progress by Chris Hedges

Climate change

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by Chris Hedges
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The Stimulator: So Now What?

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Apocalypse Now

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stimulator·Dec 20, 201

This week:

1. Daniel McGowan is out of jail!
2. Peña Nieto learns English.
3. Early start for the end of their world
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Stand Still For the Apocalypse by Chris Hedges


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by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 26, 2012

Humans must immediately implement a series of radical measures to halt carbon emissions or prepare for the collapse of entire ecosystems and the displacement, suffering and death of hundreds of millions of the globe’s inhabitants, according to a report commissioned by the World Bank. The continued failure to respond aggressively to climate change, the report warns, will mean that the planet will inevitably warm by at least 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, ushering in an apocalypse.

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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Fossil Fuel, Nuclear Fission, Central Banking, War by Rand Clifford

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 16, 2012

Sense those hooves pounding around the world?

Little surprise that these four bedfellows have in their reins the fate of humanity, even life on Earth. Profit and conquest are all that matter; there is no such thing as enough, only, more.

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The Power Principle: Empire – Propaganda – Apocalypse (must-see)

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State of the Union

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“A gripping, deeply informative account of the plunder, hypocrisy, and mass violence of plutocracy and empire; insightful, historically grounded and highly relevant to the events of today.” – Michael Parenti, Historian, Author The Face of Imperialism [at 1:24:00 in the 1st part]

Pt 1: Empire

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Harvey Wasserman: Japan nuclear leak could bring apocalypse

New post: March 13, 2011 Harvey Wasserman: Emergency at Onagawa nuclear plant, radiation 700 times over normal

New post: March 12, 2011 Explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, at least 4 injured

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on Mar 11, 2011

In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake, a nuclear reactor was fractured and radioactive material has been leaking into the atmosphere. Author Harvey Wasserman believes the radiation spewing into the air from the Japanese nuclear power plant could blow deep across western Asia and might even lead to the apocalypse.

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Kucinich: Oily Apocalypse or Green Wave? + Why Do We Distance Ourselves from the Oil Disaster?

by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, May 25, 2010

Kucinich: We Must Look to the Consequences of our own Demand and Consumption

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement on the Floor of the House of Representatives about the ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico:

“We are now in the 36th day of a man-made environmental disaster which is fast becoming an ecological apocalypse for countless species of marine life. The ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico cannot survive wave after wave of toxic substances hitting the beaches.

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Igor Panarin: US 2010 apocalypse avoidable + US to split into 6 pieces

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Press TV
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:36:45 GMT

A Russian scholar, who had earlier predicted the collapse of the US, has offered President Barack Obama ways to prevent such a misfortune.

Former KGB analyst and Russian academic Igor Panarin, who has predicted the country’s 2010 disintegration on the back of mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation, insisted in a Monday interview that a revisited foreign policy may more than anything prevent the fall of the United States.

“I would, in the first place, suggest that he radically reduce the US foreign policy activities, especially in the Eurasian space,” Panarin said speaking to Russia Today.


via Press TV – US 2010 apocalypse avoidable: Scholar

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Michael Parenti: Economic Crisis the Inevitable Result of “Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse”

with Michael Parenti
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 13, 2009

Democracy Now! on 3.12.09

Michael Parenti: Economic Crisis the Inevitable Result of “Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse”

Michael Parenti is a longtime political analyst and author of twenty books, including Democracy for the Few and Superpatriotism. Parenti writes, “Free-market corporate capitalism is by its nature a disaster waiting to happen.”

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The Rachel Maddow Show: Apocalypse Now?

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Rachel Maddow interviews Left Behind authors Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye.

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Religion and money, the way to complete power – or not? By Siv O’Neall

The rise of ‘socialism for the 21st century’

Onward, Christian Zionists


What is Socialism? (archive of posts)


The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2


Apocalypse Nigh? by Cindy Sheehan (+ Action Alert)

Cindy Sheehan for Congress

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by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan for Congress
February 11, 2009

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles.
George Wilhelm Hegel

I would like to stipulate for this essay that Barack Obama is honorable and really wants to do the right thing for this country and this world.

But I also want to go back in that so easily manipulated concept called “history.” Barack Obama glorified the Vietnam debacle by honoring two war criminals, John McCain and Colin Powell during the coronation ceremonies in DC and he honored those who fought “for us” at Khe Sahn so are we now officially re-writing history that Vietnam was an honorable war and that it was justified or moral in any way? That the 58,000 Americans and millions of Vietnamese who were killed were killed for a “noble cause?” No war is honorable or noble, no matter if it is “legal or justified,” but our religion of state is WAR and the robber class’s god is PROFIT and if Obama was the stipulated honorable man of this essay he would reject it, not glorify it.

I realize how seductive the mantra of “looking forward” is and how tempting it would be to want to forget the history of the last eight years and move on from the horror, but we cannot move on when we are smack dab in the middle of the horror that has in no way alleviated, nor will, if we continue to put blinders on and not face reality to avert pending disaster.

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