Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chris Hedges on the necessity of revolt

Great essay. We have to terrify the ruling elites just as we did in the 60s. It's the only language they understand. And no, that doesn't mean with violence; it means with mass organization and action. With the current Administration the oligarchic takeover is complete and with it the demise of liberal democracy. The only ones left to redress that are we the people, from the ground up. We've done it before, faced the oligarchs and reinstituted democratic institutions. Yes, it takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice, but remember the past victories and work toward recreating them. It's our success at doing so that makes the elites afraid, and fear is the only language they understand beside money.

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