Hedges in a revealing exposé on Joe Biden: Don’t Be Fooled By Joe Biden.
When you read this, insert the word “Leviathan” wherever appropriate. Hedges is warning about a civilization in the throes of collapse and self-destruction. Empty promises, empty words, the same as before, never the truth. The status-quo will be maintained as always (or rather, for as long as possible).
In effect, the empty attempts to reform the system will not work, since they’re still using the same mechanisms that caused the problems in the first place. Capitalism will not “self-correct”, nor will there be a “market correction”. What you’re seeing unfolding is here to stay, until it gets worse.
Society is devouring itself now and predatory elitists annihilate each other. But don’t fall for this lie by Hedges himself:
We will extract ourselves from this culture of sadism the way the dispossessed extracted themselves from the stranglehold of crony capitalism during the Great Depression, by organizing, protesting and disrupting the system until the ruling elites are forced to grant a measure of social and economic justice.
To this I say “bullshit“. Token concessions achieved is not “extraction”. Granting a “measure of social and economic justice” is a meaningless phrase. We’ve seen what that entails. Crumbs. “Stimulus payments” amounting to less then one month’s living expenses while corporate American was given hundreds of billions, fattening their already enormous cash balances.
I’ve been wondering about the stupefying price hikes in food, lumber, power, fuel, real estate, rental market and believe that this is here to stay. I do not expect prices to go back down. Major inflation is here to stay.