The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

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CHRIS HEDGES—The old feminism, which I admire, the Andrea Dworkin kind of feminism, was about empowering oppressed women. This form of feminism did not try to justify prostitution as sex work. It knew that it is just as wrong to abuse a woman in a sweatshop as it is in the sex trade. The new form of feminism is an example of the poison of neoliberalism. It is about having a woman CEO or woman president, who will, like Hillary Clinton, serve the systems of oppression.

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The Best Definition of Donald Trump We Have Found

In his zeal to prove to his antagonists in the War Party that he is as bloodthirsty as their champion, Hillary Clinton, and more manly than Barack Obama, Trump seems to have gone “play-crazy” — acting like an unpredictable maniac in order to terrorize the Russians into forcing some kind of dramatic concessions from their Syrian allies, or risk Armageddon.However, the “play-crazy” gambit can only work when the leader is, in real life, a disciplined and intelligent actor, who knows precisely what actual boundaries must not be crossed. That ain’t Donald Trump — a pitifully shallow and ill-disciplined man, emotionally handicapped by obscene privilege and cognitively crippled by white American chauvinism. By pushing Trump into a corner and demanding that he display his most bellicose self, or be ceaselessly mocked as a “puppet” and minion of Russia, a lesser power, the War Party and its media and clandestine services have created a perfect storm of mayhem that may consume us all. Glen Ford, Editor in Chief, Black Agenda Report 

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6 thoughts on “The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

  1. Outstanding article, daring to point out the stunning recklessness of the Democrats’ anti-Russian campaign. I’d like to comment on only a single, seemingly minor, point precisely because it skews public perceptions about an issue that actually has a profound (negative) role in current American attitudes and ideology, and works so powerfully to split apart those who are not on the right wing.

    The US is over 20 years into one hell of a war on the poor, implicitly supported by today’s liberals. Poverty is noted in Mr. Hedges article specifically in terms of “poor people of color.” On the rare occasion that poverty is mentioned in liberal media (not the same as minimum wage incomes), the issue is confined to “people of color.” If poor white people are mentioned at all, it tends to be in derogatory terms, stereotyping them as a collection of uneducated (backwards) right wing yahoos. The poor noticed.

    Real life is not as simplistic as people would like. While people of color are disproportionately poor, the great majority of US poor are white. The reasons are rooted in demographics, not racial ideology. Black people are a little over 13% of the population, white people are roughly 63%. Decades of dismissing our poverty crisis, and daily efforts to further marginalize poor white people, have had a powerful impact on overall US political/social ideology. Liberals, with virtually no connection with the poor today, routinely misinterpret what little they notice about today’s poverty. Ignoring white poverty has worked power to more deeply divide the “masses” while skewing perceptions of just how much corporate powers control our politics and policies today.

    1. DH Fabian, thank you for pointing out a major oversight on the part of liberals/democrats. Had we not insulted people who needed and deserved our support, all why hypocritically touting our “tolerance, diversity, and acceptance” we would not be in the situation we are now.

  2. Something that Mr. Hedges wrote some-odd years ago, and that I’ve pilfered as a distinctive characteristic signoff in my emails. It’s, cool. A favorite.

    “Truth becomes treason in an empire of lies”

    I’ve always admired this man for his integrity, intellect, as a truthsayer, and an activist.

  3. Bravo for Fabian in pointing out the obvious, namely that identity politics should be of the past and that the basic problem is class war against everybody and anybody without power.

  4. The burgeoning twenty-first century is an era of internecine warfare between capitalist factions that has permeated all levels of neo-liberal societies. It is visible in Great Britain, France and now Spain where Catalonia is torn between separatists that want to join the EUR and a conservative Spanish government. Victims are of course as always, the powerless, the workers who will again be betrayed and who have little voice. Even in the US where class circumstances are slightly different and on differentiated levels of influence and need, this is and has been a factual and never resolved issue. The powerless and mistaken vituperations against Trump prove it.

    One could well compare this to the Greenwich Village house I live in, where the landlord rips off the rich yuppies with high rents (it is now fashionable to live here in pseudo-bohemianism) and where their resentment is reacted off on the older and poorer and thus less powerful tenants. Idem with the women’s rights movements which confronts men forcefully thereby forgetting that this affects their less powerful children often mercilessly. I had a relationship with an upper-middle class white woman who left her husband to become a Marxist and wanted to assert herself as an independent and self-reliant agent (her business instincts were hardly affected), but whose children were torn between parents and they suffered badly. In fact, her sons became alienated and her daughter started to resent her mother parent. What kind of victory is that?

    Just so one’s struggle should not harm but include all, even those with whose inclusion a victory appears to be harder to achieve. And none of the capitalist internecine class struggles is to be supported even if it appears that their dissonance may benefit change. It is the weakness of present-day demonstrations in the US against the Trump administration because they fall in line with its capitalist enemies and thus become easy tools for the opposing elites. After all a revolution is for the weakest and unprotected in society and not to assert power of the state to be transferred to another establishment. And ego is the downfall of good intent and the stumble block for many a ‘revolutionary’.

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