The toppling of the corporate state by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Oct. 24, 2011

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The occupation movement’s greatest challenge will be overcoming the deep distrust of white liberals by the poor and the working class, especially people of color. Marginalized people of color have been organizing, protesting and suffering for years with little help or even acknowledgment from the white liberal class. With some justification, those who live in these marginalized communities often view this movement as one dominated by white sons and daughters of the middle class who began to decry police abuse and the lack of economic opportunities only after they and their families were affected.

This distrust is not the fault of the movement, which has instituted measures within its decision-making process to make sure marginalized voices are heard before white males. It is the fault of a bankrupt liberal class that for decades has abandoned the core issue of economic justice for the poor and the working class and busied itself with the vain and self-referential pursuits of multiculturalism and identity politics.


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.


[DS added the video.]

Note: replaced video Aug. 6, 2012

on Oct 23, 2011

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  12. whew,thanks for all you do&say chris,i came of age in the 60s,did an180% with everything ,and along with millions,tried to do the right thing&stop the same insane folks that are in power now!!we ment well,but were just babys in the revolution bussiness!!now after 69yrs i’m ready&thrilled at the world wide rovolution that is confronting the “darkside” !!! ho ka hey/it is a good time to live!

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