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Jan 19, 2017
Crisis: About the crisis: A VERY fine long interview with Chris Hedges (from 2013)
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About the crisis: A VERY fine long interview with Chris Hedges
     (from 2013)
Introduction:

This is a Nederlog of January 19, 2017. It may be that there will be no Nederlog tomorrow, because I have troubles with my teeth again.

This is a
crisis log with just one item, that consists of seven videos comprising a long interview with Chris Hedges on The Real News that I warmly recommend.

There is an earlier crisis log of today, with five items, here.

As for today (January 19, 2017): I have yesterday attached a message to the openings of both of my sites which points out that for somehing like a year now both of my sites more or less systematically, but unpredictably, show the wrong date and the wrong files, indeed going so far back as 2015, and as if I did not write anything since then.

Today, suddenly both are OK. I merely register this here, and hope it lasts.

Incidentally, the message I attached to the openings of both of my sites may be incorrect: On the third step you also may have to reload the index again to be abled to see the real last file...

Again, I am very sorry and did not want nor produce any of the mistakes: The responsibilties for these are with my providers and/or some anonymous secret service, simply because both sites worked well for resp. 19 and 11 years, and what they are doing now - making it impossible to see the latest files I wrote - is much more complicated than simply doing things correctly as they were done for resp. 19 and 11 years.

But I do not know who is responsible, except that it is not me, while I pay for decently working sites, that I do not get anymore since about a year, on neither of my two sites.
1. About the crisis: A very fine long interview with Chris Hedges (from 2013)

As I have said quite a few times in Nederlog, I do not watch many news videos and do not do so basically for two reasons: Many news videos are short and superficial and I also read much faster than people talk.

These two reasons make me generally avoid videos (unless I know they are usually good, as may happen) and this may be part of the reason why I did not see most of the seven videos that are linked below when they were first published, in 2013.

Together, they are - I take it - from one large interview that The Real News's Paul Jay made with Chris Hedges in 2013. I saw all of them yesterday, and I really liked them:
This is the best interview on the USA and politics that I saw in a long time.

I agree with most ideas and most values expressed, and I think Hedges is not only a fine writer but also a fine speaker.

Finally, while these interviews were made and published in 2013, they are quite relevant to 2017, and I should say that I agree with Hedges' lack of optimism, which
he derives from a similar conclusion as I arrived at:

The Real Left has been mostly killed, in the years since 1980, and has been replaced by a phony "left" that mostly cares for political correctness and identity politics (both of which are not of the Real Left).

Here are the interviews (copied from The Real News):
  1. Urban Poverty in America Made Me Question Everything - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself (1/7)

  2. Hedges: Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself (2/7)

  3. Hedges: We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance - Chris Hedges on RAI (3/7)

  4. Chris Hedges: "America is a Tinderbox" - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself (4/7)

  5. The Liberal Elite has Betrayed the People They Claim to Defend - Chris Hedges on RAI (5/7)

  6. Chris Hedges: As a Socialist, I Have No Voice in the Mainstream - Chris Hedges on RAI (6/7)

  7. Chris Hedges Answers Questions from Viewers

I think you ought to see all of them, but in case you have little time, check out at least items 3 to 5 inclusive. (And finally, if you start with the first, everything will be automatic (after a little waiting): the next file loads automatically. At least, it did for me.)
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