“Discarded intellectuals” Part 1 #OWS #OccupyChurch

When I read the following,  from a previous Chris Hedges article just after the start of Occupy Wall Street,  I immediately added my own group to the list of “discarded intellectuals”: Bakunin’s vision of revolution, which challenged Marx’s rigid bifurcation between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, carved out a vital role for these rootless intellectuals, the talented sons and daughters Continue Reading

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Hedges on the lessons of Easter Island #OWS #OccupyChurch #occupyTheology

I blogged on this a couple weeks ago,  as I recoiled at the inane thesis of a WIRED article about “conspiracy theories” such as global warning. The modern belief by evangelical Christians in the rapture, which does not exist in biblical literature, is no less fantastic, one that at once allows for the denial of global warming and of evolution Continue Reading

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Enablers and bureaucrats of the system – Hedges at @TruthDig

Ever since #OWS began,  I have grown particularly attracted to Chris Hedges’ columns ,  often peppered with scathing observations about the professsionals who run and enable and tweak the systems that have led to the increasing inequalities and insane denials of the effects of “human progress” on all of our ecosystems.   In our present day media environment,  such scathing Continue Reading

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Chris Hedges: The Cancer in Occupy – Chris Hedges\’ Columns – Truthdig

the Occupy movement, through its steadfast refusal to respond to police provocation, resonated across the country. Losing this moral authority, this ability to show through nonviolent protest the corruption and decadence of the corporate state, would be crippling to the movement. It would reduce us to the moral degradation of our oppressors. And that is what our oppressors want.  — Continue Reading

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Lessig & Hedges on Confronting the Corporate State #OWS

Just watched this impressive conversation between Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges on the situation in the United States re: the “Winner Take All Politics” (to borrow a title from a book whose authors Bill MOyers had on his opening week of his new show recently). I had downloaded a sample chapter of Lessig’s latest book Republic Lost,  and now I Continue Reading

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Hollywood and the war machine

Another good resource from Al Jazeera English’s “Empire” series, this segment features Christopher Hedges, Oliver Stone, and Michael Moore. Update:  WOW.  This was not only a good analysis by these three men,  but extremely profound.  You simply must see this.  What a great conversation! Christopher Hedges can not only write,  he articulates the same way in speech,  and he gets Continue Reading

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