Chris Hedges Speaks at Freedom Plaza
A History Lesson on the Destruction of the Liberal Class
On January 9th at Freedom Plaza Chris Hedges gave a brief but thorough review of American history since just before World War I. He describes the methodical destruction of the liberal class beginning just before World War I through President Obama. He sees the liberal class as the safety valve for the ruling class. They were in tune with the necessities of the people and in a position in American culture to make reforms that prevented the worst of abuses of corporate capitalism. With their destruction the wealth divide grew and has led to the dysfunctional government in the United States today, and the need for the Occupy Movement -- which he sees as the greatest hope for the nation.
Photos by Scott Galindez
Hedges is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies.
Here is an excellent video of the teach-in filmed by Eddie Becker!
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