Chris Hedges: Politics is a Game of Fear

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“The Democratic Party has been quite effective in frightening progressives into backing a party that is a wholly owned subsidiary of corporate America.” — Chris Hedges

Bad Faith on Mar 18, 2021

This week, we’re joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and television host Chris Hedges to get his take on the state of the left: What are the structural factors and ethical rationalizations that keep congressional progressives from taking the adversarial approach required to push a united Democratic government left? How can we parse good faith excuses from the bad, and what does history tell us about the way forward?

From the archives:

Capitalism Keeps Us Pacified As It Drags Us Ever Closer To Doom, by Rainer Shea

Perfidy Meets Putty – Congressional Democrats Betray Voters, by Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges: Politics After Trump

America’s Political Illiteracy Sustains the Two-Party Tyranny, by Finian Cunningham

Paul Street: Is Trumpism Fascism? + Paul Jay: Trump’s Treason and McConnell’s Mayhem

Chris Hedges: How Republicans, Democrats, and the Media Have Weakened US Democracy

Chris Hedges: America Has The Tinder To Ignite Social Uprising

3 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: Politics is a Game of Fear

  1. Pingback: An Easy Test of Whether Democrats Are Faking It, by David Swanson + Abby Martin: US Retreats From Afghanistan: Truth Behind The Empire’s Defeat – Dandelion Salad

  2. As long as the 99% continues to obediently vote for the 1%’s Red and Blue Criminal conspiracy then goes to them on their knees begging for crumbs and mercy the worse this will get. The 1% will only accept wretched Slavery for the 99%.

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