Tag Archives: Dystopia

Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Professor and author Douglas Rushkoff recently wrote about a group of wealthy individuals who paid him to answer questions about how to manage their lives after what they believe will be the collapse of society. … Continue reading

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Survival of the Richest

The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind By Douglas Rushkoff Source: Medium Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. … Continue reading

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Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us

By Henry Cowles Source: Aeon Sales of George Orwell’s utopian novel 1984 (1949) have spiked twice recently, both times in response to political events. In early 2017, the idea of ‘alternative facts’ called to mind Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist and, … Continue reading

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In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com Last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were instructed on the US Senate floor that it is their responsibility to “quell information rebellions” and adopt a “mission statement” expressing their commitment to “prevent the … Continue reading

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OUR NEW, HAPPY LIFE? THE IDEOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

By Charles Eisenstein Source: Waking Times In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Seam

A Synthetic Human Fights to Survive in Visually Stunning Scifi Short Seam  By Cheryl Eddy Source: io9 In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably humanlike “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested when synthetics begin … Continue reading

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Why America is the World’s First Poor Rich Country

Or, How American Collapse is Made of a New Kind of Poverty By Umair Haque Source: Eudaimonia Consider the following statistics. The average American can’t scrape together $500 for an emergency. A third of Americans can’t afford food, shelter, and healthcare. … Continue reading

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The Coming Collapse

By Chris Hedges Source: Occupy.com The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a … Continue reading

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