Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chris Hedges Takes a Swipe at the NDAA


You're Invited
to join Michael Moore for a discussion with NDAA lawsuit
plaintiffs 
Chris Hedges, Tangerine Bolen, Daniel Ellsberg,
Alexa O'Brien, 
lawsuit counsel Bruce Afran & Carl Mayer,

and Jesslyn Radack & Thomas Drake

Moderated by Matt Sledge of The Huffington Post
& Natasha Lennard of Salon.com


5pm-7pm | Wednesday, February 6, 2013
At The Culture Project | 45 Bleecker St  New York, NY 10012
Interviews available from 4pm-5pm | Media RSVP Andy@SparrowMedia.net

I was already planning to go yesterday morning to the Federal Appeals Court in support of the lawsuit against the NDAA - and then, even better, I received an invitation to the panel discussion later on.  That made for a very long day and I was exhausted by the time I caught the 9:45 train home.
The National Defense Authorization Act has two provisions that are an example of many ruses employed by our corporate overlords to systematically strip citizens of legal rights and protections...and to frighten them into silence.  From a slew of sinister actions besides such unconstitutional rulings - including drones and suveillance, weapons and ammunition stockpiling, and the militarization of every facet of local law enforcement - it should be pretty clear to anyone who isn't comatose that the highest levels of government are preparing for civil breakdown.  Enough experts have spoken up by now to make it obvious that the government anticipates that at some point the converging catastrophes will become so overwhelming that even the elaborate bread and circus that is broadcast constantly into what passes for American brains won't be sufficient to divert the newly enlightened, terrified and infuriated former consumers.
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You'll see in the video (forgive the celebrity moment of clarity with Lee Camp!) that Chris Hedges refers to Moby Dick, which is an amazingly prescient tale considering our current heedless sailing into fanatical oblivion.  If you missed an earlier post The Final Puff, it includes a more modern twist in an essay called "Mobe Duck" that is fascinating.  I got so interested in the horrific excesses of the whaling industry, which are eerily mirrored in our current obsessive exploitation of petroleum, that I ferried to Nantucket last fall to see where it began in earnest.  There are pictures from the museum, the lovely shops and cobbled streets, and tragically dying trees at Torches of Freedom.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. Wonderful.

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  2. FYI: Wall Street Journal had a piece on ozone pregnancy ill link.

    Fairly promenant piece somewhere around page 3.

    I mention it because I know you love ozone so much.

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  3. Hi Gail

    Both panels complete...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whtTddpFCVw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93GH-s-WSBE

    Best,
    Jacob Horner

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  4. wish i had been able to go to this.

    it is amazing how many americans are totally unaware of these NDAA issues.

    or would be if it weren't for the fact that the US media are shams, I had a really hard time ferreting out the truth about this

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