with Chris Hedges
“Both sides of the elites are culpable in refusing to acknowledge because they’re both responsible for the rage that is legitimately ripping across the country. And so they use this notion of foreign interference as a way to deflect attention from their own complicity in de-industrialization and the concentration of wealth in the hands of a tiny oligarchic elite and trade deals and programs of austerity and wholesale surveillance and militarized police and the largest prison system in the world, 25% of the world’s prisoners although we’re four percent of the world’s population so it’s a familiar tactic.” — Chris Hedges
Richard Medhurst on Dec 9, 2020
From the archives:
America’s Sick Priorities, by Finian Cunningham
Total Shutdown of Dissent is U.S. Censorship’s Endgame, by Rainer Shea
Biden’s Actions So Far Would Have Ye Olde Resistance in the Streets If He Were Republican, by David Swanson
Abby Martin: Did Trump Order the Assassination of Iranian Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh?
Top 10 Reasons to Reject Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, by David Swanson
Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley: Biden Could Be One Of The Most Dangerous Presidents Ever
Everything Will Fundamentally Change, by David Swanson
Before the Champagne is Popped… by Kenn Orphan
How Liberal Capitalism Has Devolved Into Open Tyranny, by Rainer Shea
Abby Martin: It’s Just Mind-Boggling that the Democrats Continue to Support Trump’s Worst Foreign Policy Blunders and Policies
Chris Hedges: The Censorship and Blocking of “The Lobby – USA” Documentary, Part 1
Chris Hedges: Caged: Life From Inside and Outside the US Prison System
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A lot of words in one sentence could use further definition. Liberal, capitalism, devolved, open tyranny. Hedges uses these words a bit loosely.
In other news we see that Russians have been hacking the U.S. government. No hoax.
The word “Left” is the one that I think is used improperly in most mainstream media, but Hedges uses it, too, to mean the Democrats who I believe are right of center for the most part.