Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 7

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on May 19, 2015

Chris Hedges and Bob Scheer conclude their conversation about Scheer’s latest book They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.

Transcript

from the archives:

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 1

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 2

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 3

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 4

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 5

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 6

Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders is Giving Legitimacy to the Democratic Party

13 thoughts on “Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 7

  1. Harvard Law / Divinity School graduate Daniel Sheehan worked as a lawyer on the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, Iran-Contra, the Karen Silkwood case and many others. He worked with Chris Hedges on the NDAA lawsuit. Mr. Sheehan is a professor at Univ. of California-Santa Cruz, currently teaching a course “Trajectory of Justice”. The lectures are profoundly revealing for truth-seekers, and, for those interested, all of them can be viewed on YouTube at the following link:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/RomeroInstitute

    • Holy smoke Jerry, that’s quite a link. Y’know this opens up the whole question of education and pedagogical praxis in the internet age. All major universities are offering open access to brilliant lectures online, and this is a pretty extraordinary development. You can virtually educate yourself for free, if you know how to best draw from these ample resources.

      Presumably, the institutions concerned see it as both a public service, and an effective way to promote their “product.”

      The question remains, what this will mean for a rapidly mutating global society seething with ambition? but, more specifically ~ what may be the political implications, internationally?

      Are we witnessing a redefinition of our received notions of aspiration and what it means to be active in a flourishing and congenial society; actually undergoing a revolution in our experience of community, professionalism process and personal fulfilment?

      I’d say it must be immensely exciting to be young! If one has the luxury of choice or the freedom to think and build upon one’s lucubrations, that is…

  2. Yeah! Stupendous. Terrific integrity on point.

    Big issues, ever bigger questions.

    No easy solutions, but for sure one thing is clear to me at any rate, Hillary Clinton is simply the most dreadful GM nightmare. If she gets prised into the fat oval chair, nuclear war will follow like night does day. Just how far toward that insane ecocidal eschaton do we propose to go, only one hot shot ~ first strike…against….ourselves?

    Meanwhile since Libya, the biggest catastrophic humanitarian crisis after WW2 is unravelling in the Mid-east, in real time and threatens to implode Europe. Of course that does not even begin to count the Congo horror or the lingering mass genocide of Vietnam.

    So who started all this bloody sacrifice? Now the Saudis are calling in nuclear Pakistan to irradiate Iran.. We are parlous close to an agonizing end game. The US could actually change everything, if only it had the will, the classical imagination and the political nous to outwit the Sheiks (& to call out Israel)

    Maybe the glyphosate has yet to work its impeccable toxic magic…..

  3. Robert Scheer recounted his entering the race for U.S. Congress in Oakland, California and how it resulted in the election of Ron Dellums, who went on to become known as the “conscience of the Congress”. The important point he made was that men and women who seriously want change in America can no longer “sit it out” politically, but instead need to enter campaigns/races for office across all 50 states in historic numbers – from dog catcher to city council to county to state and national.

    • Maybe local races but anything else takes a lot of money nowadays. That’s one of the big problems today (Citizens United). Also state Democratic Parties follow National Democratic Party and I imagine the same with the statewide Republican Parties. Essentially the candidate/politician must tow the line or be set up for removal. An example is my Congresswoman who is a Republican and never deviates from the National Republican Party platform. Running against incumbents is usually a loss. To even get the nomination to run for statewide or national offices, one has to be connected to these National Parties.

      I’m with Hedges on this issue; only mass movements are going to have any real chance for changes.

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