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Accepting political fraud as our only option…

May 23, 2011

Progress...for who? The top 1% was doing just fine without you...

Another great piece by Chris Hedges, who admittedly can get quite wordy, but this one’s pretty good…

“The liberal class, which attempted last week to discredit the words my friend Cornel West spoke about Barack Obama and the Democratic Party, prefers comfort and privilege to justice, truth and confrontation. Its guiding ideological stance is determined by what is most expedient to the careers of its members. It refuses to challenge, in a meaningful way, the decaying structures of democracy or the ascendancy of the corporate state. It glosses over the relentless assault on working men and women and the imperial wars that are bankrupting the nation. It proclaims its adherence to traditional liberal values while defending and promoting systems of power that mock these values. The pillars of the liberal establishment—the press, the church, culture, the university, labor and the Democratic Party—all honor an unwritten quid pro quo with corporations and the power elite, as well as our masters of war, on whom they depend for money, access and positions of influence. Those who expose this moral cowardice and collaboration with corporate power are always ruthlessly thrust aside.”

Continue reading:

Why Liberal Sellouts Attack Prophets Like Cornel West by Chris Hedges

Or try reading:

Are Well-Off Progressives Standing in the Way of a Real Movement for Economic Justice?

Have a nice day.

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