A Reminder: Everybody Cheats – The New Ethic

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Laura Flanders interviewed Chris Hedges on Grit TV in July 2009:

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    • Edger on July 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm
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    “Illusions are something we live in”

    The chasm is wide and deep.

    • ANKOSS on July 8, 2010 at 2:08 am

    To paraphrase: the characteristics that are widely admired and encouraged in American culture are those of the mentally ill – self aggrandizement, fantasies of omnipotence, manipulation and betrayal of others, and obsessive pursuit of narrow goals (fame and money).

    Money-obsessed Americans are considered role models. Switch the obsession (e.g., sex, drugs, gambling, violence) and they would be considered sick people. Thus we have elevated a kind of mental disease, money obsession, to the role of the chief virtue in our society. This is our central problem.

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