the real war that you’re not supposed to talk about — or, the extinction of the human species as a desired end

“If you want to resist, if you want to create change, you can’t do it through political parties, you can’t do it through the courts, you can’t do it through a corporatized media. You have to step outside the system and create popular mechanisms, mass movements that will begin to put pressure in a cruder way on the centers of power. That is the only hope we have left.

The people who are running Wall Street don’t give a damn about—they know it’s going to collapse. And what they’re doing is stealing as fast, as much as they can on the way out the door.

And I think they know it’s going to be toast. And I think they think that they’re going to retreat into their, you know, gated compounds and survive it. And they may survive it longer than the rest of us, but in the end, climate change alone is going to get us. 

They are creating systems in terms of exploitation not only of us but of the ecosystem that, if left unchecked, will ensure the extinction of the human species. It may already be too late, of course. But, you know, allowing the fossil fuel industry or these corporations to determine our relationship to the environment is a form of collective insanity at this point.”


The passage above are from an article titled “The Pathology of the Rich, Part I,” which is an interview with Chris Hedges by Paul Jay for The Real News Network (December 5, 2013.) I have nothing to add except that this has been going on and I have bitched about it since my coming of age politically as a teenager in the late ’60s. And nothing is going to change; in fact, it’s going to get a LOT worse . . . 

Comments and arguments welcome!