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New World Notes - Chris Hedges on the Death of the Liberal Class
This week on New World Notes: radio program #296, November 5, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (and again from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.), prophet and former war correspondent, Chris Hedges, reflects on capitalism run amok--driving us closer to poverty and destroying the ecosystem. And on the US government, dedicated only to furthering the interests of the corporate elite. Fears of popular rebellion against the system led Obama to destroy Americans' civil liberties and spy on every citizen.
Since the radical Left has been destroyed and the Liberal Elite neutered--and since the Democrats serve the elite as much as the Republicans do--change from within the system is impossible, Hedges thinks.
What to do? Hedges sees making the elite afraid of the people--through widespread nonviolent resistance and protest--as the only strategy that has a chance of working.
A sobering, intellectually powerful, and persuasive talk.
Audio courtesy of Robin Upton's Unwelcome Guests radio program.
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