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Chris Hedges: "I Wasn't Surprised by 9/11"

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

See the full interview at http://usefulidiots.substack.com“The charade of statesmanship played out by George W. Bush and his enabler, Condoleezza Rice, as they wander the Middle East is a fitting end to seven years of misrule, stripped of power and transformed from monsters into buffoons.One half expects to see him stand up at the next president's inauguration and screech ‘I’m melting! I’m melting!’ as he sinks into a puddle of slime.”This was penned by friend-of-show and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges back in 2008. And at the time, it seemed to reflect the opinion of George W. Bush among Leftists and Liberals.But now, he’s back. Liberals who used to condemn him now love him! He hangs out with Obama, he gives speeches denouncing Trump, he paints! Now that’s a thoughtful and cultured war criminal with whom we’d like to grab a Sauvignon blanc.In addition to blasting the grotesque rehabilitation of Dubya, Hedges shares his experience of 9/11 which he witnessed in New York City where he happened to be for a meeting with his then-employer The New York Times. He recalls those who jumped from the buildings who were edited out because “that mass suicide just didn't fit the narrative that both the media and the ruling elites were propelling.” When we asked him if 9/11 surprised him after years of serving and reporting in the Middle East, watching US bombs fall on cities, he responded,“That is how we communicate with the rest of the world. Huge explosions and death above a city skyline. That's how we have communicated for decades. And the hijackers learned to communicate back to us in the language we taught them. So when I saw the devastation, it was familiar.That was of course lost on most of the public who drank deep from that very dark elixir of nationalism.”Plus, the new Useful Idiots Wigged Moose Party announces a plan to ride in an armored pangolin and shoot Covid pellets at the Pharma companies refusing to share the vaccine. Maybe you have to see it to get it.It’s all this, and more (including a #JacoOfTheWeek), on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.And don’t forget to subscribe to hear the rest of the interview with Chris Hedges, which drops Monday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 24mins

17 Sep 2021

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Ep. 209: It's Time For "Sublime Madness" (w/ Chris Hedges)

Rumble with Michael Moore

Sign-up for Michael Moore's FREE email list at: MichaelMoore.com Join Michael Moore for a FREE screening of "Fahrenheit 9/11" Friday, September 10th at 9pm ET https://www.michaelmoore.com/p/a-free-worldwide-screening-of-fahrenheit A transcript of this episode will soon be available at: https://rumble.media/category/podcast/transcripts/ *********** Chris Hedges is one of the great journalists, thinkers, war reporters and truth-tellers of our time. He won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism while at the New York Times, who later fired him for speaking out against the Iraq war. He joins Michael to speak on Afghanistan, the collapse of the American empire, the upcoming 9/11 anniversary, and the end of abortion rights in Texas (and around the U.S.) Hedges was a war correspondent for many years and has seen awful human degradation, societies in collapse, social bonds being ruptured, and people turning to “self-destructive behavior and magical thinking.” Alarmingly, he sees all of these signals of decay here in America. Hedges has also studied the Evangelical Christian Right in America and wrote a prescient book in 2008 titled, “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.” He details the decades-long battle on women’s reproductive rights, the cynical and dishonest methods used to restrict access to abortion and how this pernicious form of fascism has only grown stronger since that book was published. However, as a teacher, an ordained Presbyterian minister, and a graduate from Harvard’s Divinity School, Hedges draws on the teachings of great philosophers and theologians to lay out a moral imperative for solidarity and struggle and explains why we must not succumb to despair. Episode Notes: His most recent piece on the Christian Right in ScheerPost – The evil within us: How Christian fascist ideology led to the Atlanta killings https://scheerpost.com/2021/03/22/hedges-the-evil-within-us/ Hedges in Truthdig on abortion rights back in 2007 – The Greatest Threat to Choice: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-greatest-threat-to-choice/ And Hedges’ piece on The Collective Suicide Machine and the Fall of Kabul in ScheerPost: https://scheerpost.com/2021/07/26/hedges-the-collective-suicide-machine/ You can order “A Bomb in Every Issue How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America” here: https://thenewpress.com/books/bomb-every-issue And pre-order Hedges’ forthcoming book here: https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781982154431  Music in the episode: "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" - George Harrison https://open.spotify.com/track/4XMRt4xFqLzGs4wDKkSSeu? Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

1hr 7mins

2 Sep 2021

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Chris Hedges, Alan MacLeod on Media Bias and the Christian Right’s Obsession with Israel


Images from the Israeli onslaught against Palestine have dominated both news broadcasts and social media as the world expresses its outrage over the bombing of civilian targets.Much of the strongest support for the creation of Israel comes from the Evangelical Christian community in the West, who see the construction of a Jewish state in the Holy Land as the fulfillment of an ancient Biblical prophecy bringing the world one step closer to the end times where the righteous will ascend to heaven, and non-believers (including Jews) will be cast into hell.While Democrats increasingly condemn Israel’s actions, the most vociferous support comes from right-wing pastors and religious leaders. Texas televangelist Pastor John Hagee, for instance, whitewashed the Israeli massacre, stating this week that:It’s not Israel’s rockets that are killing the people in Gaza, it is the terrorists who are killing their own people because they don’t know how to fire these rockets. So the fake news will certainly not tell you that."For years, the religious right has been undermining faith in domestic media and building information systems of their own to create tightly controlled echo chambers across the United States. Likewise, Israel is prosecuting a campaign against journalists, albeit with far more deadly consequences.Yet even as Israel attacks the press, those very same outlets run cover for the Jewish state, sanitizing Israeli attacks on peaceful protestors as “clashes,” or both sidesing the conflict and presenting Hamas as aggressors and Israel as merely “responding” to provocations.Here today to talk about the conflict and its origins are Chris Hedges and Alan MacLeod. Hedges is a writer and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent. He was Middle East Bureau Chief for the New York Times until the newspaper forced him out due to his stance against the Iraq War. Alan MacLeod is Senior Staff Writer at MintPress News. After completing his PhD in sociology and journalism studies in 2018, he published two books about the media: “Bad News From Venezuela: 20 Years of Fake News and Misreporting,” and “Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent.” He is an expert in global media.MintPress News is a fiercely independent, reader-supported outlet, with no billionaire owners or backers. You can support us by becoming a member on Patreon, bookmarking and whitelisting us, and by subscribing to our social media channels, including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.Support the show (https://www.mintpressnews.com/donations/)


20 May 2021

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Episode 55 - America: The Farewell Tour (w/ Chris Hedges)

Bad Faith

We're joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges to get his take on the state of the left: What are the structural factors and ethical rationalizations that keep congressional progressives from taking the adversarial approach required to push a united Democratic government left? How can we parse good faith excuses from the bad, and what does history tell us about the way forward? But first, we check in with Zoe Muellner who is working to organize Colectivo, a midwestern coffee chain. And at the top, Virgil and Brie briefly follow up on the controversy surrounding this week's premium episode: Has Black Twitter really canceled Virgil? Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Find Colectivo Collective on Instagram and at their website http://colectivounionyes.com/ Order Colectivo in person/via the app/via the website using "UnionYes[Name]" Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

1hr 54mins

18 Mar 2021

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Chris Hedges, Joe Biden, Loyalists and The Bonnevilles sticker on Mars

Politics, Culture and some other shit Podcast

An article about social murder by Chris Hedges, Joe Biden bombs Syria, Loyalists and why have the Bonnevilles got a sticker on Mars?  Have a listen and find out. https://linktr.ee/andrewmcgibbon


4 Mar 2021

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Ep599 Chris Hedges: Cancel culture, where liberalism goes to die

Revolution or Bust

Chris Hedges: Cancel culture, where liberalism goes to die Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Howell_Underground Venmo http://www.venmo.com/Howell_Underground Howell_Underground on Odysee https://odysee.com/@Howell_Underground Howell Underground on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/HowellUnderground/videos #ChrisHedges #CancelCulture Chris Hedges: Cancel culture, where liberalism goes to die https://www.rt.com/op-ed/515640-chris-hedges-cancel-culture-liberalism/ Durga https://www.facebook.com/allen.kit.howell/posts/10159543752304759 “If our voices are not being heard from within the system, we should face the fact that we won’t be able to fix the problem by voting. It’s then that we should realize that we will need to overthrow the system.” ~Howell Underground “Probably the highest honor humans can achieve in the world—at least as it has existed for the last 100 years—is to be assassinated by the CIA. Most of our very best people have met this end. If Jesus had been around in modern times, you can be sure that he would have met this fate.”~Howell Underground The Who - Won’t Get Fooled Again https://genius.com/The-who-wont-get-fooled-again-lyrics How to Make Protest Signs https://youtu.be/tphh4aTooPk Contact me directly: https://www.facebook.com/allen.kit.howell https://twitter.com/HwlUnderground --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/revolutionorbust/support


22 Feb 2021

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Ep. 84: Chris Hedges Warns That President Joe Biden Will Not Stop America's Descent Into Corporate Totalitarianism

The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and social critic. His most recent book is America: The Farewell Tour. He explains what Donald Trump’s coup attempt and mob attack on the Capitol reveals about the country’s deep angst and dysfunction. And Chris Hedges warns that Joe Biden’s presidency will not offer any type of substantive relief from American pathocracy and imminent surrender to corporate totalitarianism. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/TheTruthReportPodcast Via Paypal at ChaunceyDeVega.com Music at the end of this week's episode of The Truth Report is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.


20 Jan 2021

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Chris Hedges: How Republicans, Democrats, and the Media Have Weakened US Democracy

Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson

Renown journalist and author Chris Hedges talks about the many ways traditional media, digital media, and the two political parties have worked to prevent progressive movements and give rise to the growth of the extreme right

1hr 8mins

19 Jan 2021

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Jimmy Dore and Chris Hedges Don't Get It, How the Black Plight Is Put at the Back of the Bus

Thought Crimez

Jimmy Dore and Chris Hedges Don't Get It #thoughtcrimez #jimmydore #comedy Jimmy Dore, Chris Hedges and other progressives such as Bill Maher blame the Democratic Party for the pain of the White working class. Yet they forget the history of the White working-class anger geared the Black American class and plight. 

1hr 20mins

19 Jan 2021

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Podcast: Chris Hedges on the Collapse of US Empire, Liberal Suicide and the Rise of Christian Fascism


Welcome to MintCast -- an interview series featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence -- with host Mnar Muhawesh Adley.Joe Biden may have won the presidential election, but his victory masks a deeper rot within the American political system, one where both parties have become servants to increasingly powerful corporations, Wall Street, and the military industrial complex. The Democratic Party, in particular, presents itself to the public as a symbol of social justice and peace, yet is increasingly beholden to powerful interests.Our guest today, Chris Hedges -- has for years argued that the Democratic Party sold its soul  long ago and turned its back on the American people and that we Americans have been living through what he calls a “corporate coup d’etat in slow motion.” Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Balkans, and the Middle East, where he saw the bloody realities of the U.S. empire first hand. He hosts the show “On Contact” on RT and is the author of over a dozen books, the latest of which is “America: The Farewell Tour,” about the terminal decline of the United States. This program is 100 percent listener supported! You can join the hundreds of financial sponsors who make this show possible by becoming a member on our Patreon page. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud. Please leave us a review and share this segment.Support the show (https://www.mintpressnews.com/donations/)


18 Dec 2020