Chris Hedges on Willful Blindness, Climate Corporatism & the Underground Revolt

Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.

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10 Comments on "Chris Hedges on Willful Blindness, Climate Corporatism & the Underground Revolt"

  1. Jin The Ninja | Sep 26, 2014 at 11:31 am |

    it’s interesting to see that chris hedges has ‘now’ decided on a radical course of action, only 2 years after mis-informing thousands about the people who take radical action- and attacking anarchist politics. willful blindness? or useful idiot?

    • Hopefully he has come to his senses. Hopefully everyone will, and will wake up, before its too late.

    • maybe he reflected. reform yourself before reforming the world and all

      • Jin The Ninja | Sep 27, 2014 at 11:42 am |

        possibly. although i think very much this case illustrates the problem with ‘spokespeople’ official or unofficial, radical or otherwise.

        • well i dunno, sometimes when someone has “been there” they have a rare insight or passion that can make for better spokespersoning than say me a guy who reads stuff on the interwebs

          • Jin The Ninja | Sep 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm |

            i am not saying hedges is ill-intentioned, or hasn’t been at the fore of the progressive movement for some time. several of his books are quite good, and he deserves a place in the canon of progressive literature. for me, however, his material is introductory. he still grasps for an abstract concept of peace and america, which never fully recognise or realise their radical roots or conclusions.

  2. Michael Jacobs | Sep 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm |

    Although providing interesting shards of information, Russia Today and its correspondents are very much part of the Ego-driven ‘system’ they appear to decry. The name of this strategy is ‘controlled opposition’. It didn’t prevent the fall of the Roman empire, either.

    • i figure when everything is propaganda against someone else you can usually assume it to be good info when they are talking against something. Then again that sounds pretty bleak, only listening to the negative. Kinda like a disinfo slogan.

      • Don’t worry, they occasionally toss us a bone to cheer us up:

        “Coming up next: this kitten was reunited with his family after being trapped in a well for 16 hours. We’ll talk to the kitten and the hero who rescued him after these important messages.”

  3. haroldheck | Sep 26, 2014 at 9:51 pm |

    lol, “non-violent” revolt. what a dipshit. non-violence is a crock of
    shit–or at least is irrelevant within the historic specificity of
    dealing with the american government in the 21st century (in an era of
    capitalism in crisis).

    hedges = utopian idealism.

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