If I have to choose between radical window breaking activists and democrat co-opters beholden to wall street greedsters plundering the earth and dooming civilization, I’ll take the window breaking freaks ok?
I’ve always appreciated Chris Hedges writing.
Yeah, I normally agree with Chris Hedges, and started out there four days ago. I initially agreed with the rather harsh anonymous video and was writing something similar. When I got done, I didn’t post it because it felt wrong and I shared it with two friends I trust to know that It’s not my opinion, but just where my head is at with this in a process…
so it’s just spin, neo-liberals will always purge their radicals just like the McCarthy fascists purged the communists from the unions to kill the sit down strike when they started up the NLRB, the neo-liberals want to make their Wall Street masters happy so under the bus the people go that really have the balls to change anything in order to Secure their neutered neo-liberal power in the beltway.
So, it goes back to this: A guy “steals” an orange… and we think that’s a crime without thinking for a moment about the fact that it is a much larger crime that people are without food, housing and other essentials rights like education.
Chris Hedges has fallen into the neo-liberal trap about which he has so eloquently written in “The Death Of The Liberal Class” and encouraged throwing the radicals under the bus rather than pointing out that a few broken windows is absolutely nothing compared to the death and destruction that has been financed by Wall Street Greedsters.
I’m ashamed of spending even a single day in this delusion, I hope Chris Hedges comes to his senses and apologies to the people that worked their asses off to make this movement what it has been. Besides, I’m not going under the bus again for these neo-liberals.
I’m in solidarity with a diversity of tactics, that’s not code for “were going to break some windows” It’s code for your greedy wall street whorshipping days are numbered.
Being a dirty hippie, this hits home. I’ve always been a believer in non-violent resistance. But I’m certainly a non-violent anarchist freedom fighter and I’m not going to remain silent as my brothers and sisters are marginalized from the movement by neo-liberal democrat co-opters and I really hope Chris recants his hasty condemnation of the very people that stand a chance of being bold enough to actually get something done.
working within the system = things stay the same
working outside the system = things actually change
Breaking windows in a chain store is not violence, breaking the economy and forcing people out of their homes is economic violence… get it right Neo libs!
Hey, this is fun using Chris Hedges logic against Chris Hedges reactionism, it just disolves like a cloud of steam in a stiff breeze…
So the whole Death of the Liberal Class argument is all about how the Neo-liberals threw their best and brightest radicals under the bus thereby destroying any chance for the left to succeed at changing things over the last 70 years or so.
But I understand why this delusion happened to Chris and many others within the movement. We all have so much riding on this, Chris wants to see this movement succeed. I do too. We are all perhaps “mother henning” a bit. We should just understand that this is spin that petty vandalism even matters in comparison to the greed of wall street and the unholy corporatism that grips the world today through America, the greatest purveyor of violence in this world today… Breaking windows? Give me a break, that doesn’t even register on my radar…
We should be certainly having the discussion regarding what are the best tactics to use but we shouldn’t be so quick to jump to condemnation of our radicals, it only hurts us to do so. We should instead immediately stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters instead of allowing the 1% spin to divide us and allow the democrat co-opters opportunities to own the conversation and encourage us to keep doing the same thing and hoping for different results this election like always…
In response to: The Cancer in Occupy, by Chris Hedges