"In one of the most pointed, sweeping and personal public conversations about Chris Hedges' life and work yet, Bill Moyers speaks with the journalist after the release of "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," the book Hedges co-authored with fellow reporter and artist Joe Sacco. The 50-minute conversation is followed by a segment on Sacco, who talks about the thinking and experiences that moved him to become a "comics journalist."
Some of this I did not care about - because I already know how the lower class lives, having spent my share of time there, as a self-employed creativity biz guy.
I did it willingly, accepting poverty as a cost of freedom. But, thats the ecxeption, most of the poor are poor unwillinmgly.
And, as everybody sits around hoping they will be spared, our corporate-owned government and economy is slowly and deliberately pushing more and more formerly "safe" middle classers into the lower classes. Are you safe?
CHRIS HEDGES: So the, you know, the very forces that we document in this book are the same forces that are responsible for destroying the ecosystem itself. We are watching these corporate forces, which are supranational. They have no loyalty to the nation state at all, reconfigure the global economy into a form of neo-feudalism. We are rapidly becoming an oligarchic state with an incredibly wealthy class of overlords. Read more »