Listening to Chris Hedges' idiotic speech at Rockford College. It's bad on so many levels that it's really hard to believe this guy won a Pulitzer.
Early on, he says "we are embarking on a occupation". It's "an" surely?
As usual he blames terrorism on low wages. "and this rage, in a world where almost 50% of the planet struggles on less than $2 a day". However, Atta's father was a lawyer, and Bin Laden's was a billionaire contractor.
There is an air of pronunciamento about the whole speech, almost as if the heavens had parted and Chris Hedges was there, letting us know the word from on high.
"And remember in wartime the press is always part of the problem". Gee would you include yourself in that statement?
He compares war to a "vast video arcade game". Of course there is still very little evidence of this, unless you want to make the claim that bombing targets from the air has a video game feel. Personally I think real video games are NOTHING like war--they are much cooler.
"War allows us to rise above our small stations in life. We find nobility in a cause..." A more perfect summary of how the left feels so superior to the rest of society would be hard to imagine.
He talks about suddenly not feeling alienated. Of course this was the "two-week liberal patriot phenomenon". For two weeks after 9-11, the left felt like Americans. Since then of course they have gone back to hating America.