Capitalism To End The World? Chris Hedges Thinks So
March 8, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Capitalism: A Love Story, the latest film by documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, features an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges about Capitalism’s place in the fall of humanity.
The clip, provided exclusively to RAW after being cut from the film, speaks about how Capitalism, and especially Super-Capitalism, may be contributing to the destruction of the planet.
Hedges, who was celebrated for his time working for the New York Times, points out climate change, over-population, and the consumption of resources, all as means to an end of the planet.
“All sorts of people who have spent their lives studying climate change, from Bill McKibben on down, have warned us that we don’t have a lot of time left,” Hedges said in the interview.
“So it’s not just that capitalism has destroyed our economic system and hijacked our political system, but it literally is extinguishing the system that sustains life. If that’s not thwarted soon…then we will begin to see massive dislocations, environmental refugees, further depleting of natural resources. Overpopulation is also an issue. The UN estimates that by 2050 the size of the planet will double.”
Capitalism: A Love Story was released in October 2009, and won several awards, including two wins at the Venice Film Festival.