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Extracting the Poetry from Power and Politics

There are some writers and journalists who have the ability to extract the essential character of events and express it in one paragraph.  Chris Hedges is one such writer:

The final days of empire give ample employment and power to the feckless, the insane and the idiotic. These politicians and court propagandists, hired to be the public faces on the sinking ship, mask the real work of the crew, which is systematically robbing the passengers as the vessel goes down.

Read the rest here: The Folly of Empire.

And another poetic observer, George Monbiot, alerts us to the threat of an empire poised to take it all for free through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:

They want it; they’re getting it. New intellectual property laws that they have long demanded, but which sovereign governments have so far resisted – not least because of the mass mobilisation against the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act in the US(11) – are back on the table, but this time largely inaccessible to public protest.

Read Elite Insurgency here.

But the question that comes to me, time and time again, is what can be done, and more importantly what will I do about it?  The most eloquent answer comes from âpihtawikosisân and you will find her wisdom in what a revolution looks like:- here.

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