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Chris Hedges on "The Death of the Liberal Class"

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  • A frightening critique of anybody who falsely believes that electoral politics might save the planet from the cannibalization by the ruling elite.
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  • Michael Moore: "America Is NOT Broke"
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Here is a very sobering speech by Chris Hedges on his new book "The Death of the Liberal Class". Please pay attention to his frightening critiques of and challanges for the liberal churches (especially the clergy), the environmental movement, Progressives, Democrats, Obama supporters, the corporate and investor classes, as well everybody else who falsely believes that electoral politics might save the planet from the cannibalization by the ruling elite.

Hedges issues a desperate call to action that must not be ignored by any of us. Please do not ignore it. There is not much hope if action is not taken.

This message is more important to take seriously than Michael Moore's recent inspiring speech in Madison.

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Death of the Liberal Class ~ Chris Hedges, Nation Books
For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of this class—the press, the universities, trade unions, the Democrats, and the liberal church—have collapsed as effective counterweights to the corporate state. In its absence the needs of the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion. The death of the liberal class has permitted the rise of a new and terrifying political configuration. In his devastating new book, Chris Hedges chronicles the gradual corruption and decline of the liberal class, which no longer provides an institutional check to mitigate corporate control of politics, education, labor, the arts, religious institutions, or financial systems. Without any impediments, the corporate state is dismantling the last vestiges of protection for ordinary citizens once put into place by the liberal class.

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Michael Moore: "America Is NOT Broke", Michael Moore, MichaelMoore.com/truthout

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  • 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer "bailout" of 2008, now have as much loot, stock and property as the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can't bring yourself to call that a financial coup d'état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true.
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  • Chris Hedges on "The Death of the Liberal Class"
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