yet another enclosure…

By |2018-02-12T16:27:14+00:00January 9th, 2016|Climate Change, Economic, Materialism, Money|

“With deregulation, privatisation, free trade, what we're seeing is yet another enclosure and, if you like, private taking of the commons. One of the things I find very interesting in our current debates is this concept of who creates wealth. That wealth is only created when it's owned privately. What would you call clean water, [...]

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climate change update october 29th 2015

By |2017-07-03T03:35:21+00:00November 5th, 2015|Climate Change, Global Warming, Governments, Human Rights, Listen, Materialism, Militarism, Money, Podcast, Society, World Citizen|

or download (right click & save as) - Update to Climate Change on October 29th 2015 Mike Malloy Show...  Very good, otherwise it wouldn't be posted here...

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Kim Kardashian is married

By |2018-02-12T16:45:23+00:00November 5th, 2015|Climate Change, Commercialism, Materialism, Society|

“Our media’s fixation on whether Kim Kardashian is married this week to the exclusion of the destruction of our planet is shameful,” Buck argues. I understand her frustration. As a women in media who writes about the destruction of our planet for a living, I work every day to try to get people to pay [...]

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total consumerism

By |2017-07-04T19:54:48+00:00August 14th, 2015|Commercialism, Corporations, Environment, Globalization, Materialism|

“But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer's anxiety that he [...]

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good of its victims

By |2017-07-17T01:16:56+00:00June 27th, 2015|Authority, Corporations, Governments, Materialism, Political, Society|

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own [...]

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ensures that the corporations

By |2017-07-17T01:17:44+00:00June 24th, 2015|Authority, Commercialism, Corporations, Governments, Humanity, Materialism, Political, Society, War|

“The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and [...]

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most you can do is kill him

By |2017-07-21T14:01:42+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Commercialism, Culture, Globalization, Governments, Humanity, Materialism, Militarism, Philosophy, Political, Security|

“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed [...]

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claustrophobic powerlessness…

By |2018-08-07T23:59:20+00:00May 6th, 2014|Environment, Materialism, Society|

“One... gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the [...]

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reminder of nothing…

By |2017-07-21T02:56:04+00:00January 3rd, 2011|Authority, Culture, Economic, Human Rights, Humanity, Materialism|

"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.  It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.  Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied... but written off as trash.  The twentieth-century consumer economy [...]

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