This Is What Revolution Looks Like. [Truthdig] – As one who has reported on revolutions around the world, Chris Hedges sees a familiar story now playing itself out on the streets of Oakland, New York City and elsewhere.
“George Orwell wrote that all tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but that once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. We have now entered the era of naked force.”
He is, despite that realization, more hopeful than ever, noting a “twinge of euphoria” that comes with “this utter certainty that the impossible is possible, this realization that the mighty will fall.”