I’ve Always Liked Chris Hedges …


I’ve Always Liked Chris Hedges …

Except when he’s wrong.

Broadcast on The Mike Malloy Show May 8, 2014.

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Years ago I had a large fish, a Tiger Oscar, I kept in a hundred gallon aquarium. Twice a month I’d buy a dozen “feeder” goldfish and dump them into Oscar’s tank. Over the next couple of weeks he’d “rendition” every single one of them. Once, when Oscar was down to one goldfish, I went to the pet store for a new supply of feeders. The goldfish that survived two weeks of a ravenous Oscar had a distinctive black spot on its dorsal fin. I came back home, dumped in the latest batch of feeders, and Oscar began … renditioning. Two weeks later Oscar was down to one fish again but before I went to the store I noticed it was the surviving goldfish from the last batch. The one with the black spot on its fin. Goldfish aren’t … um … able to express themselves very well, and it was definitely a case of anthropomorphism on my part when I thought the fish looked pretty damn anxious. I got out the net, scooped it up, and put it in another tank. I figured any fish who survived a month with Oscar deserved its “freedom.”

Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, journalist Alexa O’Brien, RevolutionTruth founder  Tangerine Bolen, Icelandic parliamentarian  Birgitta Jonsdottir, and Occupy London activist  Kai Wargalla, tried to get the Courts to take Oscar out of our tank. The U.S. Supreme Court decided to refuse to hear the case.

Oscar will always be swimming amongst us. We are able to pretend we are free right up until the moment we are eaten. So why does Chris Hedges say we are losing instead of we’ve lost? Oh that’s right. All is not lost. All we have to do is rapidly build militant mass movements, overthrow corporate tyranny, and break the back of the two-party duopoly that is the mask of corporate power. Check and double check. Whew! I thought we were in trouble there for a minute.


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