I can’t begin to explain how important is this video of Pulitzer Prize winner journalist, Chris Hedges speech. It is slightly over an hour but how often do you use up an hour playing a video game, or watching a TV show? This video will put everything that is going on into perspective.

We are living in perilous times. The world is ready to ignite in flames. More than ever, it is up to us to stop thinking that politics is the answer to anything that matters. These threats to humanity and the environment are the same no matter what country you live in.

Many countries are moving in the right direction: putting bankers in jail; making drugs a social problem; rather than a criminal problem; putting the environment first; making human dignity a priority.

But the reason someone like Donald Trump and Steve Bannon have been gifted the power of the US White House is a symptom of how far we have fallen into the swamp of profits above all else.

To quote Chris Hedges: “We will have to build new, radical movements, and, most importantly, new, parallel institutions that challenge the hegemony of corporate power. It will not be easy… It will come by building real and enduring relationships within our communities the old way – person by person. It will come when we take the time to listen. And we have to surprise those in authority

“If nothing else, let those who come after us say we tried. Let them say we kept hope alive. Let our lives be an example of the empathy and justice that all authoritarian regimes and dictatorships seek to eradicate. Let us love our neighbors as ourselves.” –Chris Hedges

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More than anything else I’ve found, The Zeitgeist Movement Defined, Realizing a New Train of Thought, gives me more hope that a beautiful future is possible for all. Not right away, though. We all need to shift our thinking, open our hearts, and awaken to a new way of seeing the world. If you truly want to heal the planet and build a better future, download this book for free. I am on my second reading, have watched all three Zeitgeist Documentaries, posted here on EE, along with some of Peter Joseph’s interviews. Consider joining or starting a Zeitgeist Chapter where you live.