Chris Hedges: We’re Fucked

The works of Chris Hedges have never been a source of any real hope, and I didn’t approach this article with any expectation of such. But this time Hedges has outdone himself. Read it if you dare. Take from it whatever you want: fear, despair, righteous anger, determination that none of it shall actually happen. But Hedges is quite certain that we’re beyond all that, and outlines the socio-politico-environmental catastrophe into which, he says, we shall all be inexorably drawn.

“Down the drain” is inadequate as a metaphor, and most of us have never encountered a sinkhole in the real world, but I imagine that might be a better one, if Hedges is right.

Have a nice day! 😈

(H/T BadTux.)

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  • MandT  On Thursday June 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    What exists superior to hope is human connection, alliances and compassion, plus the necessity of kick ass when in defense. We enter the maelstrom of libertarian anarchy.

    • Steve  On Thursday June 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      MandT, we can only hope that our kick is more than equal to their ass. Out of curiosity… did you read that article, or listen to it? I did both, and despite the deliberately deadpan reading, I found it far more moving that way than in print.

  • MandT  On Friday July 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    It was a stunning and revealing article, completely in synch with the developing history of end stage capitalism. As a Buddhist I do not advocate violence, but as an historian,know with out a doubt that it is inevitable. Considering the Obama Administration’s full embrace of the unitary presidency, I fear it may happen in our lifetime.

    • Steve  On Friday July 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      MandT, based on the approaching global climate change alone, if there were no other catastrophes headed our way, I think we’re in for some very hard times in the next two or three decades, and I wouldn’t bet against civil unrest, probably some of it violent. Batten the hatches!

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