Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Occupy Movement. Liberals are unsettled too. They must be on to something.

A lucid piece on the Occupy Movement. Hedges' comment here reminds me of Solzhenitsyn's Harvard Class Day address.

Occupy’s Radicalism Prompts Disdain from Liberal Class -- In These Times
“Acts of resistance are moral acts…. They should be carried out not because they are effective, but because they are right. Those who begin these acts are always few. They are dismissed by those in the liberal class, who hide their cowardice behind their cynicism.” - Chris Hedges,Death of the Liberal Class

1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

First you treat Tea Paty as "astro-turf" and say its best to ignore them.

Then the Tea Party gets power and you complain, bitterly, for months, about Tea Party influence on government policy (after initially, and horribly, misjudging the effectiveness of the Tea Party.)

Now you give this Occupy movement immediate legitimacy? Even though the Occupy street cornor gatherings much smaller, much more violent, and much more smelly than the Tea Party ever was?

Your initial reactions on both movments were wrong.

Methinks you have a movement worship bias.