with Chris Hedges
Hedges: Calling All Rebels, part 1 of 4
GVFJ on Sep 29, 2015
Chris Hedges gave a talk about the true meaning of socialism and challenged Bernie Sanders on this topic.
All in one video plus Q&A:
SANCHEZ MIND AND MUSIC on Sep 26, 2015
Chris Hedges appears live behind the Orange Curtain for an inspirational and enlightening speech given for the Green Party of Orange County. Hedges speaks of real Socialism, Bernie Sanders and fighting against the control the oligarchy has over our political system. Also included is the Q & A session where Hedges offers even more damning information about the U.S. hegemony and how to rebel against the system.
Recorded on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in Santa Ana, CA.
Video Produced by SANCHEZ.
[Q&A begins at 56:48]
From the archives:
Chris Hedges Calls Out Corporate America for Their Complicity in Neoslavery
Abby Martin and Noam Chomsky: Electing The President of an Empire
Kill Them All – US Strike on Afghan Hospital by Finian Cunningham
Abby Martin: America’s Unofficial Religion — The War On An Idea
Chris Hedges: Boycott Israel’s “Apartheid” State
Bernie Sanders Has a Foreign Policy Now by David Swanson + Ralph Nader on Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders
Chris Hedges: Bernie Sanders is Lending Credibility to a Party That is Completely Corporatized, interviewed by Ralph Nader
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All true. Stirring oratory from Chris Hedges redolent with the declamatory genius of the greatest rhetoricians. It just makes such profound sense. The quotations from Havel are particularly noteworthy in my estimation.
The beauty of these verities is such that they disintegrate our illusions, and awaken in us the absolute fundamentals of a moral life. As Sunzi memorably advised, the greatest victory is that which is achieved without bloodshed.
I now look forward to hearing the Q & A after a decent night’s sleep….
Glad you enjoyed it, David. I thought it was an especially good speech by Hedges. The Q&A is also worth watching/listening.
Thank you Lo. Yes. I like what he says about Morales, indigenous culture and the special responsibility of those who live in the “heart of empire” (surely a provocative notion in itself, can it truly be said to have a heart?) Some familiar tropes but great Q & A.
The big message: organize, without a strong social movement behind it, political expression is inadequate. We need civil disobedience; unrelenting protest.
The great obstacle of course, is that so many people are just subsisting, with neither the time, energy or enthusiasm to function outside of daily drudgery and survival mode. Only, that is precisely the point.
So wise leadership and informed initiative must be a primary prerogative ~ if that is an appropriate term; meaning, the capacity to act as a purposeful right, motivated by ethical intent. Hence the importance of student activism, coherent literacy, intellectual continuity. Political consciousness.
Just want to add how important this entire presentation/Q&A is. Should be listened to very carefully….all the way thro’.
Yes, I agree. I enjoy the Q&A’s as much as the speeches/talks because it isn’t rehearsed also other issues are brought up.