Tag Archives: Karl Marx
Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.
After Trump and Pussy Hats: the final stages of capitalism
As we have seen there has largely been the channeling and misuse of energy and resources in economies that could have been used to generate abundance, but are used instead for production that involves unconscionable waste of resources and life forms. There is a framework of duality and polarity in which one group extracts from another mercilessly. The extraction of resources from the planet and all life forms results in an inordinate accumulation and hoarding of resources and wealth that is redistributed primarily amongst those who already have plenty.
The end of capitalism? Marx’s analysis and the current economy.
The idea is very simple, classic really. The system is in crisis, social inequality is widening and hardening, so stimulating paranoia and racism is a simple and effective way of keeping people from thinking about things like taxing the rich in order to get good public schools, affordable health care and other such Bolshevik twaddle. […]
If the video has no sound, check the volume slider in the bottom left of the video player and drag it to the right. Published on Dec 5, 2013 On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their […]
Welcome to the Asylum Also published as “The Implosion of Capitalism” By Chris Hedges 30 April 2012 Truthdig | Op-Ed Picking through scraps in a Kolkata, India waste dump. (Photo: Sterneck) When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, […]
Chris Hedges ends up on Fox News By scarce October 13, 2011 07:40 PM Crooks and Liars This interview actually took place last week on the CBC but I just got around to seeing it. Seems they have A-holes up there as well, even on their public broadcasting network. Chris Hedges is probably one […]