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  •  Trapped in the paralysis of political corruption (11+ / 0-)

    Chris Hedges - "Occupy the Future," at MIT

    The system is incapable of responding to the needs of ordinary Americans.......

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 05:58:54 AM PDT

    •  Nice Hedges clip. (6+ / 0-)

      I'm surprised he's not in Gitmo yet considering Obama has been so efficient about silencing anyone who dares to speak out.

      Apparently we're not allowed to use the word Fascism on dKos, at least while Dems hold power. But screw it, it is what it is.

      "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." - Morpheus

      by CitizenOfEarth on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 06:18:40 AM PDT

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    •  excellent short summary of what is wrong (5+ / 0-)

      and how the power system responds

      as they did in OWS

      Chris and Glenn Greenwald are my two top journalists.

      Chris is too heavy for most of DK since this a site that for the most part assumes that the existing political system works and working within the system is the way to go

      This site gives Obama the benefit of the doubt until it becomes totally obvious what he is up to and there have been some statements here that show without a doubt that Obama is a tool of the 1%. Have to destroy social security to save it! A useful phrase from Vietnam and the destruction of a village.

      I posted your comment on Ian's diary today. His book is a celebration of American Culture.

      This is in total contrast to Morris Berman who has written a triology about the failed empire and even in his 2006 second volume, Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire, stated that nothing could be done to stop the failure.

      In his third volume he explicitly blames the American culture of hustlers. The title of the third volume is very clear on where he comes from

      Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline

      Why America Failed shows how, from its birth as a nation of "hustlers" to its collapse as an empire, the tools of the country's expansion proved to be the instruments of its demise
      statement from
    •  thanks for that (7+ / 0-)

      great clip. I have to say I've been agreeing with Hedges for a while now. "I cant tell you what but.. something is coming...". Yup.

      If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

      by Lady Libertine on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 07:19:02 AM PDT

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