I'm a news junky. And I ran across four pieces of news that grabbed me by the throat and haven't let go. I'm going to post links to them and hope a few of you will read, or watch, and feel like commenting. I know I've lost most of you with this long period of neglect, but today I'm going to try to remedy that neglect. This might be a little overwhelming; it has been for me, but this is the crux of the problem we're all facing. If you can't digest this all at once, come back and read it bit by horrifying bit.
The first story to catch my attention is this one: Trauma: how we've created a nation addicted to shopping, work, drugs, and sex
The second story is: America in Decline: Why Germans Think We're Insane
The third is: 2011; A Brave New Dystopia
The fourth is a video clip of Chris Hedges : Death of the Liberal Class:
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