The Last Gasp

“We increasingly do not remember what it means to be free. And because we do not remember, we do not react with appropriate ferocity when it is revealed that our freedom has been taken from us. The structures of the corporate state must be torn down. Its security apparatus must be destroyed. And those who defend corporate totalitarianism, including the leaders of the two major political parties, fatuous academics, pundits and a bankrupt press, must be driven from the temples of power. Mass street protests and prolonged civil disobedience are our only hope. A failure to rise up—which is what the corporate state is counting upon—will see us enslaved.”

Read More: Chris Hedges: The Last Gasp of American Democracy – Truthdig.

An Interview With Chris Hedges

On a new series from The Real News called Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges observes that although the liberal elite continues to speak in the “feel-your-pain” language of traditional liberalism, they’ve completely betrayed the very people that they purport to represent and defend.

I would urge you to watch the entire series.

Reality Asserts Itself – Chris Hedges

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Why Chris Hedges is Suing Barack Obama

Somehow I missed this article last week. God bless Chris, and his efforts.

Chris Hedges: Why I’m Suing Barack Obama. [Truthdig] – I spent many years in countries where the military had the power to arrest and detain citizens without charge. I have been in some of these jails. I have friends and colleagues who have “disappeared” into military gulags. I know the consequences of granting sweeping and unrestricted policing power to the armed forces of any nation. And while my battle may be quixotic, it is one that has to be fought if we are to have any hope of pulling this country back from corporate fascism.