"Either you obstruct, in the only form left to us, which is civil disobedience, the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street and accelerated destruction of the ecosystem that sustains the human species, or become the passive enabler of a monstrous evil." - Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges captures the perspective of an outsider, of the 99% who don't own the country, of the rest of us who are the common people, and how we can relate to this global movement to create a sustainable world for the people and by the people. Imagine people creating their own General Assembly in a park they rename Liberty.
AdBusters.org created the symbol of this new movement in the image of a ballerina elegantly, calmly and beautifully balancing upon the back of the ugly, fierce bull on Wall Street. What does it all mean? Who are these people and why are they protesting? Could that be you? Should that be you?
Chris Hedges reports the truth rather than the news
"To be declared innocent in a country where the rule of law means nothing, where we have undergone a corporate coup, where the poor and working men and women are reduced to joblessness and hunger, where war, financial speculation and internal surveillance are the only real business of the state, where even habeas corpus no longer exists, where you, as a citizen, are nothing more than a commodity to corporate systems of power, one to be used and discarded, is to be complicit in this radical evil. To stand on the sidelines and say 'I am innocent' is to bear the mark of Cain; it is to do nothing to reach out and help the weak, the oppressed and the suffering, to save the planet. To be innocent in times like these is to be a criminal. Ask Tim DeChristopher. " - Chris Hedges