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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Chris Hedges - The Pathology of the Rich Reply with quote

Uuuuh I'm gonna get flamed for this one by upper middle class intellectual serfs in these forums :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6unS2JF8TA&hd=1

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a quick search. lol @ Hedges. I didn't bother with the video.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
I did a quick search. lol @ Hedges. I didn't bother with the video.

You should, he mentioned you.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's a confused, OWS Marxist.

I formed this opinion after having listened to his drivel in the video.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saying that Marx was right about some things doesn't mean you agree with him in general.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You should, he mentioned you.
I doubt it, and even if he did, I place zero value on his opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Prenj wrote:
You should, he mentioned you.
I doubt it, and even if he did, I place zero value on his opinion.

Well, of course, he is not reinforcing your belief system, but questioning it.
I think he is jaded, but pretty good, and that his books are a worthy read.
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The human race will not be redeemed by the domination of the globe by "civilized" and "rational" people. We cannot rise to moral and intellectual levels never achieved before in human history. Those who advocate this utopia seek to become Nietzsche's new man, the Obermensch, the Super­ man. Obermensch, Nietzsche wrote, rejects the sentimental tenets of traditional Christian civilization. The Obermensch creates his own morality based on human instincts, drive and will. The will to power means, for Nietzsche, that the mod­ern man has gone "beyond good and evil." The modern man spurns established, traditional religious values. He has the moral fortitude and wisdom to create his own values. This belief creates a human deity. Religion, which has failed humankind, will be banished. We will all become Obermenschen.

The absurdity of this human deity did not prevent Niet­zsche from seeing where it could lead. Nietzsche warned that this new faith might, in fact, prefigure something else-a pathetic, middle-class farce. Nietzsche foresaw the deaden­ing effects of the bourgeois lust for comfort and personal self-satisfaction. Science and technology might, instead, bring about a race of Dauermenschen, of Last Men. The Last Man would ignore and disdain all that went before him. The Last Man would wallow in his arrogance, ignorance and personal contentment. He would be satisfied with every­ thing he has done. He would seek to become nothing more. He would be stagnant, incapable of growth, part of an easily manipulated crowd. The Last Man would confuse cynicism with knowledge.

- Chris Hedges - I Don't Believe in Atheists (2008)


He gives a very good critique of both religious and atheist fundamentalism (Dawkins, Harris, et al)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I question my beliefs regularly.
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