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Chris Hedges came down to Occupy Wall Street in New York. Hedges gave this compelling talk on the history of radical movements and the power of the people to create change. Here's what he had to say.
Chris Hedges brilliantly lays it out in a speech everyone should listen to.
"The question is not how do we get good people to rule.That's the wrong question. Most people attracted to power are at best mediocre and usually venal. The question is how do we make the power afraid of us?"
Occupy Wall Street
You ever hear the story of Ken Hechler and Nixon?
Hechler was a fighter for the miners. He was fighting for a black lung bill that would provide benefits. Nixon didn't want to sign it. Hechler held a press conference and said something along the lines of "if Nixon doesn't sign this bill tonight, every mine in this country will shut down."
You better bet Nixon signed that bill. Later on Hechler came out and said, "I had no idea if they were gonna shut down or not."
We have to let them know we will not be tossed aside. When they fear us, they will have to treat us with respect.
Just finished the final chapter in his book Days of Destruction Days of Revolt and it is incredible. He speaks with someone named Zeese in OWS who provides amazing insight.
The corporate rule doesn't understand if they continue their path of destruction they will destroy themselves with the rest of us.