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The so-called radical progressives are status quo charlatans

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: The so-called radical progressives are status quo charlatans Reply with quote

https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/google-huffpo-greenpeace-the-liberal-progressive-resistance-are-lying-to-you-45c3fd7c920b

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In this liberal progressive world of philanthropists, foundations, trusts, charities, NGOs, platforms, outlets and beyond, a great deal of activity, though dressed up in the language of ‘change’, is not authentic. This language conveniently disguises the fact that actors in this space are still playing the extraction game. They appropriate the discourse of ‘systemic transformation’, and use it to sanitize and legitimize the very system of extraction that they are professing to transform. And they believe that their way is the only way.

Layer upon layer of self-soothing delusion serves to mask and intensify what are in fact behaviors that support extraction. They appear benign, and there are all sorts of rationalizations, excuses and explanations for their behavior: ideological indoctrination, structural constraints, social conditioning, psychological ailments, or simple incompetence.

But it doesn’t matter. Because the current configuration of liberal progressive myopia constitutes the most dangerous obstacle to saving people and planet that currently exists. It is standing in the way of real alternatives, real solutions.


Such a true article.

People who want real change are very rare among the progressive and liberal circles in the developed world.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: The so-called radical progressives are status quo charla Reply with quote

Lord Beria3 wrote:
https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/google-huffpo-greenpeace-the-liberal-progressive-resistance-are-lying-to-you-45c3fd7c920b

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In this liberal progressive world of philanthropists, foundations, trusts, charities, NGOs, platforms, outlets and beyond, a great deal of activity, though dressed up in the language of ‘change’, is not authentic. This language conveniently disguises the fact that actors in this space are still playing the extraction game. They appropriate the discourse of ‘systemic transformation’, and use it to sanitize and legitimize the very system of extraction that they are professing to transform. And they believe that their way is the only way.

Layer upon layer of self-soothing delusion serves to mask and intensify what are in fact behaviors that support extraction. They appear benign, and there are all sorts of rationalizations, excuses and explanations for their behavior: ideological indoctrination, structural constraints, social conditioning, psychological ailments, or simple incompetence.

But it doesn’t matter. Because the current configuration of liberal progressive myopia constitutes the most dangerous obstacle to saving people and planet that currently exists. It is standing in the way of real alternatives, real solutions.


Such a true article.

People who want real change are very rare among the progressive and liberal circles in the developed world.


The blessed Bono.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the "help" to the third world that I have seen from the likes of the Gates Foundation does more to bolster the status quo of US multination corporation domination rather than help the local population. The Gates Foundation in the Third World regularly supports the same "Green Revolution" that is bringing the death of soils ans insect life, soil erosion and the end of family farming in the US and Europe rather than the small scale, organic agriculture that numerous UN reports say is the way forward for the world to feed itself in future.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's now been scientifically proven that giving people money locally, rather than trying to organise stuff, or send supplies of things/education/etc, is far more effective.

We simply can't second-guess what people actually need.
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