Sep 23, 2022

Roots of addiction

In a remarkable and impassioned speech to the UN General Assembly, Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro had this to say:

Behind the bonfires that burn it, behind its poisoning, there is an integral, civilizational failure of humanity. Behind the addiction to cocaine and drugs, behind the addiction to oil and coal, there is the real addiction of this phase of human history: the addiction to irrational power, to profit and money. This is the enormous deadly machinery that can extinguish humanity.

Watch his entire 20-minute speech: in Spanish here and in English translation here.