Throw Out the Money Changers by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
April 18, 2011

Jesus casting out the money changers at the temple

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These are remarks Chris Hedges made in Union Square in New York City last Friday during a protest outside a branch office of the Bank of America.

We stand today before the gates of one of our temples of finance. It is a temple where greed and profit are the highest good, where self-worth is determined by the ability to amass wealth and power at the expense of others, where laws are manipulated, rewritten and broken, where the endless treadmill of consumption defines human progress, where fraud and crimes are the tools of business.

The two most destructive forces of human nature—greed and envy—drive the financiers, the bankers, the corporate mandarins and the leaders of our two major political parties, all of whom profit from this system.


via Truthdig

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Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.


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8 thoughts on “Throw Out the Money Changers by Chris Hedges

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  6. Chris , right on . but i have to tell you that many on this blog not only hate Christ , but hate the way he went about fighting social injustice. so expect resistance on this one . i have tried my best to explain what real christian social justice is and have been met with scorn.

    you know why ? most of those that call themselves progressives seek to take the easy way out . turning over the tables in the temple can get one in a lot of trouble . but that is just the trouble we need to wake up the sleepwalkers , be they secular or religious .

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