Sickness in the body politic April 19, 2011Posted by larry in Uncategorized.
This is a must read. It is beautifully said. It is a sad commentary on our current democracy that what Hedges contends will never be carried out by those in our society who could do something toward some of these ends.
Throw Out the Money Changers by Chris Hedges in Truthdig.
The most positive view one can take of the situation we find ourselves in, exemplified in Hedges’ piece, is that, since representative democracy has not been around very long, we are in the early stages of its socio-cultural evolution. But even with this view, since the evolutionary process has no goal states or ends towards which it is moving, there is no reason to think that the situation will improve any time soon.