"We confuse how we are made to feel with Knowledge, which is precisely how we ended up with Barack Obama."
"The problem is that with the rise of the corporate state, which began with Reagan in earnest, with deregulation and the destruction of anti-trust laws, and accelerated by Bill Clinton, certainly the greatest traitor to the American working class ever produced by the Democratic party. Clinton understood that if he did corporate bidding in terms of structuring the economy that he could get corporate money. He understood that workers and unions had nowhere else to go -- they'd have to vote Democratic anyway. So Clinton's conscious goal was to attract corporate money and carry out in return, the passage of draconian legislation which has thrust a knife into the back of the American working class; NAFTA in 1994, the Welfare Reform Act in 1996, the Financial Services Modernization Act in 1999. And in return, corporations began to give money to the Democratic party so that by the 1990s the Democrats had fund raising parity with the Republicans.
This essentially killed the liberal class."
"Our system doesn't work, and it doesn't work, ultimately, not because of Sarah Palin, or the Christian right, or Glenn Beck. It doesn't work BECAUSE THE LIBERAL CLASS FAILED US. The liberal class failed to find the intellectual and moral fortitude to defend liberal values at a time they were under egregious assault."
~ Chris Hedges
Hedges has a new book called The Death of the Liberal Class.
Here he is talking about it.
Chris Hedges Q&A ＂The Death of the Liberal Class＂
Oh, and just in case it wasn't clear below, fuck Condi-lair Rice up the ass the fucking cunt needs to be at The Hague with the other war criminals...