Credit to dreams-come-true for the original thread.
Credit to dreams-come-true for the original thread.
Last edited by GrottonRed; 13-10-16 at 16:01.
Quite a fascinating time. Institutional legitimacy being questioned all over the place - police, banks, political parties, governments, etc. but the conservative forces of those institutions are pushing back.
I get a sense of nostalgia for other periods in history, but with so much of importance for the planet as a whole I don't think I'd want to live in any other time.
Last edited by dreams-come-true; 14-10-16 at 08:04.
From the previous thread.
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The passing of the Great Barrier Reef. A sad time. We will probably never see its like again. Not in our lives.
The IMF Sounds An Alarm As Global Debt Hits A Record $152 Trillion Or 225% Of World GDP
national income isn't enough to cover national spending.....So like the average joe credit card - there are interest fees to pay
The population is aging - always has and always will, but back in the day when the model was thought out, the numbers were a mere fractions of todays numbers
Because the population is aging - healthcare costs are increasing too
Debt interest is 30 billion a year for those interested
the deficit between spending and income is 70billion - we are spending 70m more than we are generating
And we have sold all our national industries - the only thing left to sell is the crown jewels and the NHS
Ken Loach: If you’re not angry about the world today, what kind of person are you?
Really looking forward to this new documentary by Adam Curtis at 9pm tonight, premiering on iPlayer.
Tune in, people!
Acclaimed filmmaker, Adam Curtis brings his new epic film, HyperNormalisation to BBC iPlayer this October. The film will premiere at 9pm on Sunday 16 October.
HyperNormalisation tells the extraordinary story of how we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion - where those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - and have no idea what to do. And, where events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control - from Donald Trump to Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, and random bomb attacks. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.
The film shows that what has happened is that all of us in the West - not just the politicians and the journalists and the experts, but we ourselves - have retreated into a simplified, and often completely fake version of the world. But because it is all around us, we accept it as normal.
HyperNormalisation has been made specifically for BBC iPlayer. It tells an epic narrative spanning 40 years, with an extraordinary cast of characters. They include the Assad dynasty, Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger, Patti Smith, the early performance artists in New York, President Putin, intelligent machines, Japanese gangsters, suicide bombers - and the extraordinary untold story of the rise, fall, rise again, and finally the assassination of Colonel Gaddafi.
All these stories are woven together to show how today’s fake and hollow world was created. Part of it was done by those in power - politicians, financiers and technological utopians. Rather than face up to the real complexities of the world, they retreated. And instead constructed a simpler version of the world in order to hang onto power.
But it wasn’t just those in power. The film shows how this strange world was built by all of us. We all went along with it because the simplicity was reassuring. And that included the left and the radicals who thought they were attacking the system. The film reveals how they too retreated into this make-believe world - which is why their opposition today has no effect, and nothing ever changes.
Corrupt politicians guilty of Lust, Greed, Envy
Gluttony - look at the obese - uneducated idiots that expect everything to be handed to them, as though they are entitled to it
Sloth - the failure to do wants needs doing - whether thats the poor driving allowed on the streets - whether its the 1.6trillion national debt, with no nationalised industries and to allow anyone in without the forethought that they are gonna grow old too.....
Terrorists don't need to be on the last mass as us to affect us with their dirty deeds, the march of technology has helped blur the lines
Last edited by Mysteron; 16-10-16 at 17:56.
You do have to laugh at the debt.
Good read and good journalism ... https://www.theguardian.com/news/201...P=share_btn_fb
Bertrand Russell Message to Future Generations ...
They set their own culture, their own agenda that only those at the top know and they feed propaganda down and front line have no contact with the real decision makers.
That's how the military is run, how politics is now run because that structure is the best to manipulate.
Is written in the Bible end of days, the Antichrist will rise and war and famine will happen,
Anyway, apologies if anyone has taken offence, it wasn't supposed to be targeted at religion at all. More a light hearted comment on what seemed to be a completely random and irrelevant post in the midst of a discussion about Boots.
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