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"Our Only Hope Will Come Through Rebellion"

Chris Hedges speaks on 03/29/2014 at the "One nation under surveillance"
civil liberties conference at CCSU in CT. He's introduced by Mongi Dhaouadi, Executive Director of CAIR-CT. Hedges was one of the plaintiffs in a suit against the government indefinite detention policy.


http://youtu.be/PeDYrKnLDi8

I don't know too much about him but I agree with him on this.
No one is coming to save us.

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He was one of the grandfathers of OWS

and he is pretty socialist.

However, as we are hopefully learning, the great divide at this point isn't really socialism vs. capitalism but freedom vs. totalitarianism. Almost all the Democratic and Republican politicians are overwhelmingly lovers of bigger government ... which means, by definition, more totalitarianism which means (once again, by definition) less freedom. Government is, literally, the opposite of freedom. THAT is the CENTRAL issue and Chris Hedges comes down solidly on the side of the Constitution and freedom.

Bill of Rights /Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Do you need a politician or judge to "interpret" those 28

Inspiring

He spoke in our city last fall. Brilliant intellect, uncompromising truth teller and a man of faith.

Of course our "democracy" is a fiction...

...because America is a REPUBLIC, and NOT a democracy...

Our Founding Fathers abhorred democracy. They thought it was the WORST possible form of government, where 49% of the population may be subjugated by 51%

A Republic claims that certain individual rights & freedoms cannot be taken away by anyone.

America is a Republic.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

This fellow is 7/8 down the road of anarchism...

The State is not great.

"Our only hope..."

Will we do what is required?

The creation, production and fair exchange of values is the business of evolving consciousness, love and life.--Craig Johnson

He gives a compelling speech

He's well read...

Only point he gets wrong was McCarthy. There was massive infiltration by communists in our govt that began in the 50's.

Aside from that, his speech is stellar.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

He makes a LOT of good points...

But he also did seem to sympathize with, or apologize for some of the communist and socialist elements that have infiltrated America. Not that our government responded in any less of a communist manner. And Woodrow Wilson was pretty darn socialistic in his own right.

Overall, he's right about a lot of things, but wrong about a lot too. Probably more right than wrong though.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Well he's a leftist

so why would Communist infiltration bother him?

Snarky looking bastard too.

No one

Is coming to save us. We must evolve.

The creation, production and fair exchange of values is the business of evolving consciousness, love and life.--Craig Johnson

Moral courage!

Moral courage!

Group rebellion will not work

The opposition has all the resources. Individual opposition will do the trick.

Off Grid, Farm, Fish, Hunt, grow a garden. Have a water well.

Learn to take care of yourself and be an example to others one by one humanity can go back to go forward.

sovereign

Right on, free energy (LENR)

Right on, free energy (LENR) is right around the corner, and the enabler for all else.

LENR

Rebellion against external authority and irrationality, while

exercising fully integrated honesty, and wide scope accountability.

The creation, production and fair exchange of values is the business of evolving consciousness, love and life.--Craig Johnson

Chris Hedges

BUMP!

Civil Disobedience. Practice now or pay later!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

This guy says that gun rights are racist

And that we're all a bunch of nuts https://aattp.org/chris-hedges-gun-culture-rooted-in-white-s... So I guess when his great rebellion comes we'll fight the government off with sticks or something.

That's a big red-flag...

...not good...

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?