Oct 18 2011

Chris Hedges: “This one could take them all down.”

Yes, the same Chris Hedges that O’Leary called a “left-wing nutjob” as regards Occupy Wall Street.

Interesting — I don’t know too many left wing nutjobs that consider MoveOn.org to be a reprehensible organization.


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  1. 1
    Aspect Sign

    Interesting — I don’t know too many left wing nutjobs that consider MoveOn.org to be a reprehensible organization.

    Not that uncommon among some “left wing nutjobs” Move on is working within the system when it has reached the point where the system is the problem. It’s related to much of what is said here. All the organizations that are desperately trying to attach themselves to what is happening are doing so because they are being “left” behind for being the left of right rather than the left of center. Both Neocon and Neolib view the people as numbers but forget that the people far out number them and care far more about each other than them.

  2. 2
    Pierce R. Butler

    To the (major) degree in which MoveOn.org functions as part of the Democratic Party, they deserve all the reprehending they can get.

  3. 3
    Jason Thibeault

    I don’t disagree with either of you.

  4. 4
    Neil Rickert

    I have never been an admirer of MoveOn.org, though I haven’t considered them reprehensible, either.

  5. 5
    Michael Fisher

    Rather moving. Ultimately the ‘movement’ will require (or acquire) a ‘face’ & I’m eager to see whether that will be a small inner circle or an individual. It’s difficult for me to imagine the corporations & financiers, who are the real powers, giving back even one drop of what they’ve stolen.

    BTW Something I turned up on Wiki re Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956). He wrote I Don’t Believe in Atheists

    …published in March 2008… a critique of what Hedges perceives as a radical mindset that rages against religion and faith. Hedges states the book was motivated by debates he had with atheist authors Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens who, Hedges feels, excessively demonize religion, particularly Islam, in ways that, Hedges believes, were eerily similar to the thinking of Christian fundamentalists

    which is on my reading list. An interesting, articulate, educated, white & middle class male :)

  6. 6
    Jason Thibeault

    I fail to see how that’s supposed to endear him to me, Michael. Nothing about atheism is even remotely fundamentalist.

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    Michael Fisher

    Bloody hell Jason lighten up – you’re seeing attitudes & positions that are not there. It wasn’t meant to endear you to him ~ why would you assume that?

    I don’t think atheism is even remotely fundamentalist either & I don’t restrict my reading to material that I know I’m going to agree with.

    “An interesting, articulate, educated, white & middle class male” is an accurate statement & I feel sure we all can learn something from him ~ hence that little background info [which was in the BTW & not my main message]

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    Leo Buzalsky

    Not that uncommon among some “left wing nutjobs”

    So…are you saying that it’s not uncommon for left wing nutjobs to call MoveOn.org reprehensible? Do I need to hang out with more left-wing nutjobs? Maybe I’m too out of touch with politics (and more ignorant than I think I am…I’m on the bad side of the Dunning-Kruger effect)?

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