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“When a society falls into the death grip of an oligarchic class, the result is always catastrophic.”
“Put away those rainbow flags, guys—you’re just riling up the neo-Nazis.”
Can you have a democracy that organizes itself around violence and war?
Dark Times are truly upon us.
VIDEO. Henry A. Giroux | Youth in Authoritarian Times: Challenging Neoliberalism’s Politics of Disposability
Giroux: Far too many youth today live in an era of foreclosed hope, an era in which it is difficult either to imagine a life beyond the dictates of a market-driven society or to transcend the fear that any attempt to do so can only result in a more dreadful nightmare.
West: …we’re trying to sustain hope by being a hope. Hope is not simply something that you have; hope is something that you are. So, when Curtis Mayfield says “keep on pushing,” that’s not an abstract conception about optimism in the world. That is an imperative to be a hope for others in the way Christians in the past used to be a blessing — not the idea of praying for a blessings, but being a blessing.
. . . proposed ‘reforms’ offer ways to rehabilitate perceptions of powerful businesses and corporations, in order to head-off rising worker discontent and thus keep the system going, while continuing to maximise profits for the few at the expense of the planet. By Nafeez Ahmed The Guardian Wednesday, May 28, 2014 TheRawStory.com Yesterday’s [5/27/14] Conference on […]
As more and more individuals and groups are now considered excess, consigned to zones of abandonment, surveillance and incarceration, dystopian politics has become mainstream politics and the practice of disposability has intensified. There are alternatives. By Henry A Giroux and Brad Evans, Truthout.org | Op-Ed 01 June 2014 (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Also see: Henry A. Giroux | Disposable […]
“The biggest problem facing the US may not be its repressive institutions, modes of governance and the militarization of everyday life, but the interiority of neoliberal nihilism, the hatred of democratic relations and the embrace of a culture of cruelty.” By Henry A Giroux Wednesday, 26 February 2014 Moyers & Company | Op-Ed truthout.org (Photo: Caroline Schiff Photography / […]
The future is bigger than our imaginations. It’s unimaginable, and then it comes anyway. To meet it we need to keep going, to walk past what we can imagine. We need to be unstoppable. By Rebecca Solnit May 19, 2013 TomDispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Ten years ago, my part of the world was full […]