Saturday, October 26, 2013

#299 / Folly Of Empire

Chris Hedges has been thinking about the Titanic, too. You can read his thoughts on "The Folly of Empire" right here:

The mandarins of power stand in the wheelhouse barking ridiculous orders and seeing how fast they can gun the engines. They fight like children over the ship’s wheel as the vessel heads full speed into a giant ice field. They wander the decks giving pompous speeches. They shout that the SS America is the greatest ship ever built. They insist that it has the most advanced technology and embodies the highest virtues. And then, with abrupt and unexpected fury, down we will go into the frigid waters.

May be time to start heading to the bridge! Someone's got to do it.

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