The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Noam Chomsky on the rise of neo-fascism, the bankruptcy of the liberal class and the future of America – Part 1…

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Date: October 18, 2022

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“All intellectuals of our generation, at least if they are honest intellectuals, are in some sense children of Noam Chomsky. No single contemporary intellectual has broken more ground or elucidated more of our reality as a society, nation and empire than Noam Chomsky. He is a world-renowned linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, essayist, social critic and political activist. He is the author of more than 150 books on topics that include linguistics, the press, the nature of empire, the Israel-Palestine conflict and the war industry. He is a Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and an Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include Hegemony or Survival, For Reasons of State, American Power and the New Mandarins, Understanding Power, The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature, On Language, Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship, The Fateful Triangle and many others. His latest book is Notes on Resistance, interviews by David Barsamian. Joining me is Professor Noam Chomsky.”

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BEING HUMAN ARCHIVE

They Crush Our Song for A Reason…

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Date: October 18, 2022

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“The powerful keep those they exploit from knowing who they are, where they came from and the crimes of the ruling class. As social inequality mounts, so does the campaign to keep us in darkness.

It is your song, your voice, your history, Walker tells him, which gives you your identity and your freedom. And your song, Walker tells him, is what the white ruling class seeks to eradicate.

This denial of one’s song is instrumental to bondage. Black illiteracy was essential to white domination of the South. It was a criminal offense to teach enslaved people to read and write.

The poor, especially poor people of color, remain rigidly segregated within educational systems. The backlash against critical race theory (CRT), explorations of LGBTQ+ identities and the banning of books by historians such as Howard Zinn and writers such as Toni Morrison, are extensions of this attempt to deny the oppressed their song.

W.E.B. Du Bois argued that white society feared educated Blacks far more than they feared Black criminals.

“They can deal with crime by chain-gang and lynch law, or at least they think they can, but the South can conceive neither machinery nor place for the educated, self-reliant, self-assertive black man,” he wrote.

Those, like Du Bois, who was blacklisted and driven into exile, who pull the veil from our eyes are especially targeted by the state. Rosa Luxemberg. Eugene V. Debs. Malcolm X. Martin Luther King. Noam Chomsky. Ralph Nader. Cornel West. Julian Assange. Alice Walker. They speak a truth the powerful and the rich do not want heard. They, like Bynum, help us find our song.”

They have tried ruthlessly, to take away the Song of the MAP…

That they cannot succeed, pisses them off terribly…

The drive behind why they try to criminalize every single thing about our public expression, is laid bare in those last several sentences.

They only know how to use the criminal system, as a means to remove us…They don’t know how to integrate us into their own lives.

This is why they so aggressively try to force us into a status of criminality…even regarding the most benign and harmless of behavior…even when no rational mind can know when or where we supposedly “did something wrong”.

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BEING HUMAN ARCHIVE

Why are WE the “Pinnacle of Evolution” and NOT THEM?…

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Date: October 18, 2022

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“Imagine a creature that has three hearts pumping blue blood through the vessels.
Although it has an almost amorphous body resembling a bag of water, it can easily open a bottle, even a baby-proofed one.
It can feel light or even taste with its skin!
It has no ears, but it hears well even in the infra range.
It can instantly change color and texture, becoming indistinguishable from the environment. Even though it doesn’t identify colors at all and sees the world in black and white.
It’s venomous and can be hostile, but at the same time, it’s curious and even playful.
On top of that, it’s highly intelligent and can solve non-trivial problems.
In addition to the main brain, it has EIGHT smaller brains in different parts of the body. And these additional brains make their own decisions!
Who is this monster? Does it come from Earth?
Yes, you got that right.
It’s an octopus.
And, of course, it comes from our planet.
Although… Some scientists entertain another idea.
But first things first.
The Mystery of Octopus.”

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MyPillow Mike Lindell Returns, EXPLODES…

Date: October 18, 2022

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“Mike Lindell, CEO and Founder of MyPillow, joins David to discuss his latest conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, voting machines, Donald Trump’s reinstatement, and more”

I didn’t see an “explosion” here…In fact, he comes off better than anticipated.

Maybe he’s tempering his responses, to avoid getting himself into more trouble.

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SURVEY: Liberal Women Are LEAST HAPPY People in US…

Date: October 18, 2022

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“Ryan and Emily consider the reasons why liberal women are the least happy Americans according to new survey data”

Correction…liberal women are the least happy socially respected demographic in the U.S.

…I am certain there are unrecognized and/or demonized demographics in the U.S., who are very unhappy [down right furious, in some cases] with how society is abusively treating them.

It is interesting, however…that one of the demographics most catered to in this country, is somehow the least happy among the recognized demographics with status…What does this say?

…Unrealistic expectations?…Inflated self entitlement?…Are they being legitimately deprived, and offended against?…

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What this labor movement means for U.S, what the hell is going on Ukraine @Democracy At Work…

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Date: October 17, 2022

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“Richard David Wolff (born April 1, 1942) is an American Marxian economist, known for his work on economic methodology and class analysis. He is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a visiting professor in the graduate program in international affairs of the New School. Wolff has also taught economics at Yale University, City University of New York, University of Utah, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and The Brecht Forum in New York City.

In 1988 Wolff co-founded the journal Rethinking Marxism. In 2010 he published Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It, also released on DVD. In 2012 he released three new books: Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, with David Barsamian (San Francisco: City Lights Books), Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, with Stephen Resnick (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London: MIT University Press), and Democracy at Work (Chicago: Haymarket Books). In 2019 he released his book Understanding Marxism @Democracy At Work .

Wolff hosts the weekly 30-minute-long program, Economic Update, which is produced by the non-profit Democracy at Work, which he co-founded. Economic Update is on YouTube, FreeSpeech TV, WBAI-FM in New York City (Pacifica Radio), CUNY TV (WNYE-DT3), and available as a podcast. Wolff is featured regularly in television, print, and internet media. The New York Times Magazine has named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist”.Wolff lives in Manhattan with his wife and frequent collaborator, Harriet Fraad, a practicing psychotherapist.

00:00:00 Highlight
00:02:37 Introduction
00:03:39 Why Marxism?
00:23:28 Fed interest rate hike
00:40:42 US labor movt
00:50:26 Ukraine war
01:17:00 Rapid fire”

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BEING HUMAN ARCHIVE

RONNIE JAMES DIO interview on religion and the Devil – 2004…


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Date: October 17, 2022

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“Ronnie James Dio interviewed by Sam Dunn at his home in Los Angeles in 2004 for the documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey about religion. He talks about his relationship with religion, the Devil, and how we all have a choice between good and evil.

This extended interview excerpt is presented raw and uncut, with new director’s commentary.”

I think the word “evil” is thrown around carelessly, most of the time…and that it is used mostly towards things people don’t understand…

It’s mostly just a pejorative, used to other and alienate people…and it commonly has no connection to objective reality.

…It’s just people expressing what’s going on in their own heads…Many people are just that untrusting.

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