Some good-quality videos of Green Party stuff are becoming available, and this recent one is something to hear, if you have the time:
So you have a choice. You can take an hour to watch the video and then read my critique, or read my rant, with all the second-hand info about what’s in the video, and then watch it to see whether I’m full of it.
Let’s start with the fact that Chris Hedges obviously knows a lot, and has done some very good things, notably a good lawsuit against the feds, and much verbal defense of the Occupy movement in the media. He’s visited a lot of places, and interviewed lotsa remarkable people, of which he doesn’t fail to remind us in his talk. Such namedropping gets more frequent toward the end of the talk, as you’ll see.
Large parts of his talk are very worth hearing, for anyone who might not yet be quite aware of the authoritarian kleptocracy we live under and its shock-and-awe-inspiring power. It’s when he tries to tell Greens what to do…. Continue reading