Friday, March 18, 2011


"The evidence gathered over centuries of disasters, natural and man-made, is overwhelming. The vast majority of people, when a disaster hits, behave in the aftermath as altruists. They organise spontaneously to save their fellow human beings, to share what they have, and to show kindness."

- British war correspondent and columnist Johann Hari deconstructs the reactionary myth of the panicking disaster victim in an excellent and thought provoking editorial.


"The two greatest visions of a future dystopia were George Orwell’s '1984' and Aldous Huxley’s 'Brave New World'. The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. ... It turns out Orwell and Huxley were both right. Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement. Orwell saw the second."

- Author Chris Hedges paints a bleak picture of the global realpolitik, indeed, in his incredibly depressing essay, 2011: A Brave New Dystopia,

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