adbusters issue # 97

Adbusters always gives you something to think about. Agree or not; provocative as always.

Smoke 'em if You Got 'em“I am sure some of us have known moments of joy when our egos took a back seat and the child in us was free to laugh and love. Unfortunately, we lose our innocence too soon and most unfortunately, we prize this loss. We don’t want to be innocents, for that leaves us open to being ridiculed and hurt. We want to be sophisticated – that allows us to feel superior. Sophisticated people seem to have the most fun: partying, drinking, being a little wild, denying limits. What have the innocents got? An open heart, simple pleasures, faith. How much more alluring to have a sharp mind: to know all of life, the lows, as well as the highs; to have have power, be admired, feel special.”

– Alexander Lowen, Narcissism: Denial of the True Self, Adbusters #97, Sept/Oct 2011, Vol 19, No. 5


“You blame China. You blame India. You blame America. You blame the CEOs, the oil companies, the vague and incoherent ‘system,’ the international regulatory regimes, the hypocrisy of the left, the righteous of the right, the educators, the economy, your parents, your childhood, your job, your bank account, your mental health, your government, everyone and everything but yourself.”

–  Adbusters #97, Sept/Oct 2011, Vol 19, No. 5


“After Gods, after revolutions, after financial markets, the body is becoming our truth system.”

– Nerve Juvin,   Adbusters #97, Sept/Oct 2011, Vol 19, No. 5


“The inherent rights of Mother Earth are inalienable in that they arise from the same source as existence.” It further states that conflicts between the rights of anyb rings, human or otherwise,” “¦ must be resolved in a way that maintains the integrity, balance and health of Mother Earth.” Laws based on the declaration would demand, for example, that if a corporation pollutes a river, the corporation is obligated to the river to restore it to full ecological health.”

– Allen D. Kanner,   Adbusters #97, Sept/Oct 2011, Vol 19, No. 5