Archive for the ‘Chris Hedges’ Tag

Real Hope Is About Doing Something

Sometimes I discover¬†wisdom years after it was captured in words. Chris Hedges, a former “foreign correspondent” with an M.Div. to his name, has done so in this reflection on HOPE.

Yes, it was published five years ago!

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/hope_in_the_21st_century_20101128

Jesus the Homeless

Jesus the Homeless – photo by Allan Baker

Posted October 7, 2015 by allanbaker in Christian Faith, Inspiration, Politics

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Oligarchs And The People

The increased concentration of wealth in “western” societies invites us to think about the oligarchs around us, and ask whether we are living in a new feudal society. Chris Hedges writes that:

The seesaw of history has thrust the oligarchs once again into the sky. We sit humiliated and broken on the ground. It is an old battle. It has been fought over and over in human history. We never seem to learn. It is time to grab our pitchforks.

CCPA Monitor, December 2013 / January 2014, page 29

Take Responsibility

Take Responsibility

Liberalism in America

Alexis Gravel (CC-BY-ND)

Chris Hedges, who for 15 years was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, has written an analysis of the 2012 presidential election in the United States of America. He writes that, “The ineffectiveness of the liberal class, as was true in Weimar Germany, perpetuates a dangerous political paralysis. The longer the paralysis continues, the longer systems of power are unable to address the suffering and grievances of the masses, the more the formal mechanisms of power are reviled.”

That comment ought to cause self-identified liberals to pay attention, no?

This article was originally published in TRUTHDIG, and I read it in The MONITOR; a publication of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives;

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/once_again_–_death_of_the_liberal_class_20121112/

Posted January 5, 2013 by allanbaker in Economics, Politics

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