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Truthdig Edition: February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011

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A special Truthdig.com installment of the series, co-hosted by Peter Scheer and Alan Minsky.

Guests: Robert Scheer, Larry Gross & Scott Tucker, David Sirota, and Chris Hedges

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  1. Paul permalink
    February 2, 2011 8:07 am

    Loved the show! Chris Hedges is one of the most intelligent people I have ever heard.

  2. Peter permalink
    February 2, 2011 2:24 pm

    This is great work. I am going to put it to good use. I’ll be proliferating the ideas and using the fine language of these smart people.

    Thank you!

  3. February 5, 2011 12:38 pm

    All my favorite people–still–making clearer and clearer statements on aginstness will not attract the leaders and followers you wish.

    Where’s the positive vision for economics, lifestyle, family, recreation?

  4. February 5, 2011 1:43 pm

    Chris Hedges hits it out of the park again–yet–he is inaccurate in believing civil disobedience–againstness–is the only option. Building the new ecovillages and intentional communities, new wine in old skins, is the alternative to rage and againstness. Building sustainable ecovillages is a healthy response to the collapse of the old culture.

    Summary of some ideas ~ From 1930s New Deal to 1969, the radicals kept the white Liberals “honest.” Since 1969, the smartest radicals abandoned politics and began pursuing personal-spiritual growth. The coalition of political and spiritual Left (labor unions & churches) from the 1930s thru Civil Rights, was split.

    This left a vacuum to the Left of the white liberals, no one left to keep them honest. With no one to keep them honest, white liberals inevitably drifted towards the power elite, duplicating the French courtier class, as Chris hedges has described.

    In this show, Hedges is asked for solutions. He points out the [remnants of the Old, now deserted by their best leaders] Left have to walk away from white Liberals and mainstream media. hedges says this is lonely and uncomfortable. True–and–this is exactly what ecovillages and healthy intentional communities have done and continue to do, in small numbers. This is the exception to focus on and expand, to use Brief Therapy terms.

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