Vice magazine released this video earlier in the year, titled America’s 2nd Revolution. It looks at a number of growing people in America who are unhappy with the current political situation and also gets insights from Chris Hedges, an American journalist specializing in American politics and society.
Hedges stated, that corporatism is as close to unmitigated evil as you can get, and that they increase profits without regard for human cost. Thats they destroy the working classes, and destroy the eco-system that we live in. While a growing number of militias in America are getting closer to violence, he doesn’t see violence as an answer. In his words, “The machine (governments) wants violence, violence justifies repression”.
The growing rich/poor gap around the world is leaving the poor increasing disillusioned, no more is this case more prevalent than in America. Will this problem continue to grow? A problem for the western world is that over the past 50 or years, up until 2008 , growth and live standards have been high. But with the world catching up, and world population at over 7 billion, this aren’t going to be as easy as before. Wanting to hold onto this level of wealth is bound to cause problems.
1. Will corporations around the world continue to try and increase profits over human costs?
2. Would you ever boycott a big company because you don’t like the way they operate?
3. Can you ever condone violence as a way to create change?
4. Could you cope with less material wealth? How would you do this?