October 19, 2011
Chris Hedges has seen power collapse often.
- Each system — leaderless movement
0:49 – movements reveal fundamental truths, expose corruption, decay
1:40 – the end comes quickly as he foot solders of the elite look the other way, the elite are defenseless
2:53 – characteristics of Occupy Wall Street: non-hierarchical, won’t be baited into violence, can’t be destroyed, full transparency, rotate leadership
4:55 – no danger of being co-opted
Hedges on Truthdig
October 10, 2011
Only talk to an attorney you have a legal relationship to.
Their job is to snitch to the 1%.
We know there are undercover cops in the crowd. I think I was talking to one last night, but it’s like, what are you trying to accomplish? We don’t have any secrets.”
“The undercover cops are the only ones who ask, ‘Who’s the leader?’ ” she said. “Presumably, if they know who our leaders are they can take them out. The fact is we have no leader. There’s no leader, so there’s nothing they can do.
“There was a woman [in the medics unit]. This guy was pretending to be a reporter. The first question he asks is, ‘Who’s the leader?’ She goes, ‘I’m the leader.’ And he says, ‘Oh yeah, what are you in charge of?’ She says, ‘I’m in a charge of everything.’ He says, ‘Oh yeah? What’s your title?’ She says ‘God.’ ”
— Chris Hedges, Why the Elites are in Trouble
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