The Distorted Ethic of our Age (Chris Hedges)

America’s voice of conscience, Chris Hedges, rendered a speech in 2009 which fits well in the wake of my mini-series of Vapid Lives of Destruction, as he reveals the wider circles of our systemic corruption and manipulated mentality on which our inequality-and-cruelty-machine of a system rests. The speech only occupies the first 32 minutes of this video recording (the rest is the Q&A session that isn’t all that good in comparison, so you can save your probably precious time by listening only to the speech):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: »Chris Hedges: “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”«)

 

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