Adbusters 161: Hope/Nope

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We’re an international collective of activists, artists, writers, designers, musicians, philosophers, poets, punks and wild hearts.

Join us as we take down Big Tech. Clean up the toxic areas of our mental environment. Reverse the upward flow of wealth. Punish every corporation that betrays the public trust. Hold corrupt politicians accountable. Wake up a thoughtless, complacent culture. Fight the psychological takeover of the all-seeing advertising–surveillance industry. Quit following and retweeting . . . start thinking, speaking and acting for ourselves.

Our aim is to catalyze a sudden unexpected moment of truth, a stunning reversal of perspective — a global mind shift — from which the corpo-consumerist forces never fully recover.

Join us . . . and fuck up every system that keeps you from living your dreams.

AB 161: Hope/Nope

The planetary endgame is upon us. Hope rests with adopting a handful of potent metamemes — ideas so fundamental, so profound that a sane sustainable future is unthinkable without them.

But if we can’t manage to hatch a grand new narrative for humankind, we’ll be travelling down the highway to hell — moving inexorably toward a long dark age from which we may never recover.

We’re getting a taste of this right now. The erosion of truth, the breakdown of democracy, the wearing down of sanity, the spread of might-is-right despotism and cruelty — all foregrounded by an ecological collapse of existential proportions.

The rumblings of optimism, on the other hand, are few. But they are mighty. If we’re going to have a shot at staving off the worst, it’s up to us to heed them.

In this explosive dark-vs-light issue we lay out twin visions of what’s to come. Will we get our shit together and act with urgency — or run this experiment of ours on Planet Earth permanently aground?

Jump on board, comrade. It’s an all-hands-on-deck kind of moment.

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