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Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Obey" Is Based On Hedges' "Death Of The Liberal Class"

Screenshot of Obey, hosted at
I am seriously impressed by this short film. Please watch it.

Watch ‘Obey’: Film Based on Chris Hedges’ ‘Death of the Liberal Class’


  1. Petro, the film said that we will destroy, will deplete, will mine, will dictate, will be collectively insane. I agree except that there is no “will”, we already do.
    INHO the problem is overpopulation and it is an exponential problem. ‘We’ are arrogant, self-absorbed, reproducing individuals who DO all of the above. We are collectively insane.

  2. I can't argue with that, Suzanne! I take a glimmer of hope out of the fact that *some* of us recognize that we're insane, and they say that admitting the truth is the "first step."

    Now, to find that tipping point of critical mass - the "100th monkey," as it were... :)

  3. Petro, I think that the idea of collective consciousness spreading without direct interaction is interesting.
    To add to the idea; I have also read that observers have noticed something like spontaneous invention as described in a New Yorker article, “This phenomenon of simultaneous discovery—what science historians call “multiples”—turns out to be extremely common. One of the first comprehensive lists of multiples was put together by William Ogburn and Dorothy Thomas, in 1922, and they found a hundred and forty-eight major scientific discoveries that fit the multiple pattern. Newton and Leibniz both discovered calculus. Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace both discovered evolution. Three mathematicians “invented” decimal fractions. Oxygen was discovered by Joseph Priestley, in Wiltshire, in 1774, and by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, in Uppsala, a year earlier. Color photography was invented at the same time by Charles Cros and by Louis Ducos du Hauron, in France. Logarithms were invented by John Napier and Henry Briggs in Britain, and by Joost Bürgi in Switzerland.” (not exactly like Bobby McFerrin )

    I do think you are correct, however, that it will take a critical mass of conscious intent to alter our current path. I want to have optimism, but it is difficult.

    I hope you have a wonderful day.


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