Recent Thoughts from Chris Hedges – Ed O’Rourke

Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky and others are foremost thinkers in the 21stcentury.  There are some 14,600 nuclear weapons in the world along with 3 billion poor people.  There is climate change.  The good news is that humans can fix these difficulties on the cheap.  The US and Russia could keep 1,000 nuclear weapons and decommission the rest.  A second Marshall Plan that will end poverty everywhere will be cheaper than maintaining a defense budget that is larger than the next 10 countries in line.

I invite you to read Chris Hedges’ first paragraph.  If you find this to be interesting, open the attachment.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,

 

Ed

 The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics. Idiot professors, “experts” and “specialists” busy themselves with unintelligible jargon and arcane theory that buttresses the policies of the rulers. Idiot entertainers and producers create lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy.

 
 

Trump is an ‘idiot entertainer’ who only cares about lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-idiot-entertainer-who-only-cares-about-lurid-spectacles-sex-gore-and-fantasy

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