End Game

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This is a piece by Chris Hedges. I’d consider it a must-read. The last paragraph is split in two pieces by me for points of emphasis.

Revolution in America

The game is over. We lost. The corporate state will continue its inexorable advance until two-thirds of the nation and the planet is locked into a desperate, permanent underclass. Most of us will struggle to make a living while the Blankfeins and our political elites wallow in the decadence and greed of the Forbidden City and Versailles. These elites do not have a vision. They know only one word: more.  They will continue to exploit the nation, the global economy and the ecosystem. And they will use their money to hide in gated compounds when it all implodes. Do not expect them to take care of us when it starts to unravel.

And here’s the conclusion:

We will have to take care of ourselves. We will have to rapidly create small, monastic communities where we can sustain and feed ourselves. It will be up to us to keep alive the intellectual, moral and cultural values the corporate state has attempted to snuff out. It is either that or become drones and serfs in a global corporate dystopia. It is not much of a choice. But at least we still have one.

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    • RUKind on June 24, 2011 at 12:03 am
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  1. leave the country.

  2. Chris Hedges does an excellent job of articulating what has been and is the hand-writing on the wall, in terms of where all the efforts of the elites will lead us.  It’s been happening, in great acceleration, for the past ten years now!  It’s been right in front of our eyes to view.  (But not to worry, gawd will take care of it all!)

    Of interest, perhaps, Daniel Estulin, is considered to be foremost in knowledge on the Bilderbergs and from an article of his:

    Now, Bilderberg isn´t a secret society. It is not an evil, all-seeing eye or a Jewish-Masonic conspiracy. There is no conspiracy even though a lot of people with their infantile fantasies see it as such. No group of people, and I don’t care how powerful they are, sit around the table in dark room, holding hands, staring at a crystal ball, planning the world´s future. . . . .

    It´s a meeting of people who represent a certain ideology. Bilderberg is a medium of bringing together financial institutions which are the world´s most powerful and most predatory financial interests. And at this time, it is that combination which is the worst enemy of humanity.

    Not OWG or NWO as too many people mistakenly believe. Rather, the ideology is of a ONE WORLD COMPANY LIMITED. Back in 1968, at a Bilderberg meeting in Canada, George Ball, the then Under-secretary for Economic Affairs with JFK and Johnson said: “Where does one find a legitimate base for the power of corporate management to make decisions that can profoundly affect the economic life of nations to whose governments they have only limited responsibility?”

    The idea behind each and every Bilderberg meeting is to create what they themselves call THE ARISTOCRACY OF PURPOSE between European and North American elites on the best way to manage the planet. In other words, the creation of a global network of giant cartels, more powerful than any nation on Earth, destined to control the necessities of life of the rest of humanity. . . . .

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    Also, here is a leaked list of this year’s attendees of the June 2011 conference.  

    Strikingly . . . . . !

    Often, I’ve said it’s hard to know what will reach us first, being enslaved to our “masta’s” or global warming.  Chris Hedges has this very disturbing piece on global warming, again, that which I know a good many of us have seen and felt for a long time now.  The Sky Really Is Falling and Our Only Salvation Is the Rapid Dismantling of the Fossil Fuel Industry.

    Here is an article which can be “tied” into the whole of it, as well. Risky Advice.

    And, oh, the summer here in the Chicagoland area has been rain just about every day for weeks, with only two or three days that were nice, and not otherwise unbearable heat.  Many farmlands are swamp lands right now.  Just a small scale glimpse of what Chris is talking about. (I, too, have a very small garden, but cannot even finish planting or working it because of all the rain.)

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    There’s no way to “pick and choose” which is the worst of destinies — but to see the continual destruction of nature and all the bounty and beauty that she provides us causes an aching inside that won’t go away!

     

  3. …I don’t think there is anywhere to go.  Either we stand here and fight it out, or we will be overcome by the same evil in another place.  We cannot escape the evolutionary imperative.  But try it if you think you must, wilberforce; and I wish you good luck.  

    • banger on June 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    It is also a wonderful opportunity to finally get out from under the tyranny of popular culture that exists, at this point in history, strictly to enslave us. In fact the situation is even more dire than Hedges suggests because almost everything in the media is fundamentally false even when it actually reports true events.

    What the left, including Hedges, refuse to acknowledge is the existence of a huge and organized disinformation community whose chief job is to manufacture facts and events in order to influence where money goes. Whether it is made up stories (as in Libya and other places) or false-flag events (in Iraq and Afghanistan) that try to manipulate local public opinion this community exists and thrives. Nearly every major issue we face is steeped in falsity and should be ignored us. Concentrate on finding your own networks of information, even on the internet most of what you hear is false and serves some agenda, usually financial. That’s why Hedges suggestion is critical — exactly as he says. I don’t think however we all need to grow our own food but we need to start forming collectives of some kind including our own companies that nurture us and give us a way of earning a living.

    • RUKind on June 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm
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    We will have to take care of ourselves. We will have to rapidly create small, monastic communities where we can sustain and feed ourselves. It will be up to us to keep alive the intellectual, moral and cultural values the corporate state has attempted to snuff out. It is either that or become drones and serfs in a global corporate dystopia. It is not much of a choice. But at least we still have one.

    by Chris Hedges

    Hedges concept is idealistic and unworkable – especially from the food point. At least in a geographic sense. Small physically-contiguous clusters in this day and age won’t really work.

    However, networked clusters or communities will. We have the net, UPS, FedEx and a host of methods of building virtual monastic villages. The schooling of the next generation is probably the most important part.

    We will survive but our value systems may be wiped out in the NCLB mental indoctrination. When presidential candidates have a loose to delusional grasp of history you know we’re in trouble. Especially when the MSM lets them slide on it.

    The dumbing down of this country and the value system of wealth makes right (no pun) are two of our greatest threats. So, in a networked world, how do we  maintain values communities combined with life’s daily necessities?

    Part of the answer is to take our economy underground as much as possible and avoid taxes. Cash and barter are great tools for community building. The face to face of each transaction from creator/grower/provider to consumer truly builds community.

    So how do we make optimum use of the tools and connections we have?

    [This probably should be another essay.]

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