Chris Hedges: The working class feel betrayed by the liberal elite

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 16, 2010

with Scott Horton
Antiwar Radio

A Mad Tea Party

by Helen Cox, used with permission

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Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, discusses the antiwar movement’s many mistakes that have rendered it ineffective, the slow-motion fascist coup d’etat in the US, the dangers of unfettered capitalism, the pros and cons of secession movements and the near-unanimous Congressional approval of the extrajudicial assassination of US citizens.


via Antiwar Radio

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has written nine books, including Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003).


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9 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: The working class feel betrayed by the liberal elite

  1. I love how you Paulites champion the freedom of the individual, except for the rights of women to control their own bodies. What a sham philosophy.

    And the Dems have sold women down the river too, with Obama handing over our bodies to the Blue Dog Democrats.

    Working class fed up? Yeah, that includes women too.

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  3. Scott Horton is quite the brave twangy Texan, eh? (Just in case any of us were bigotizing against texans, lol…). I’ll try to sound smart like Hedges….

    Didn’t Chris say also ‘War is an addiction’? (made oscarworthy by Hurt Locker). Addictions are disease.

    The death of the american peace movement… please don’t say that in front of Cindy Sheehan! She’s the one-woman peace movement, as long as she’s getting arrested instead of us we can all go back to watching maher and being nostalgic about the 60’s (right?).

    Liberalism is a marketing simulacrum. Maybe progressivism matters (if beckster would stop making nonsense).

    Very dark things indeed.
    Thank you Lo, thank you Chris, the last of the good, smart people. (Everybody look what’s goin’ down…)

    Dennis never let me down! He’s beyond the best of the whole beltway bunch!

    I don’t know what an anarchist is, but check out the anarcho-syndicalists, you people have power over washington if you’d use it, but you need to banish the boss! That’s the bad system.

    Everybody please at least give thanks and praise. These are all the modern martyrs.

    (And as long as the ‘rage’ is racist, it’s on the wrong path, no good can come from racists, ever).

    What article about seccession? I’m down with that idea, they were always neoconfederate. I’ll move to the nation of Vermont in a minute (President Bernie? VP Dennis? Cold place but nice idea!).

    But people, don’t believe corporatists are all-powerful sith/ dearth invaders, they are kids, they are scheming, and they’re making fatcat money which the people crave and therefore abide. It’s not as mysterious as it looks. With an MBA and a taste for gambling-addicted greed and the myth of money, you can do it too.

    It’s the people’s fault for blindly believing in this myth of ‘equities’ based on cooked books, fear/greed. The people are thrilled with this myth, otherwise it wouldn’t exist. Look how long it took Thailand to complain about being slaves forever? We have a long way down before we kvetch like the Greeks.

  4. Yes, no draft, no tax increases and neoliberals get to pretend its someone else–it isnt..they keep supporting Dems…exactly..why they cant get the working class out…they say it is because they are stupid., but, they dont realize that it is they who are insane by doing the same thing over and over again……thanks

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