Hedges has been wallowing in the Sea of Despond for some time now, hasn’t he? Methinks he could use a little joy in his life, maybe a morning on the Blackfoot with a bet on the side.
Hedges was brutal from the start on his attacks on Bernie Sanders and did not give him any latitude for the millions he mobilized to care, to try and ‘turn around this ship of state called America’, as Harry Belafonte said.
Contrast Hedges to Noam Chomsky, who in an interview with Abby Martin, honored Bernie’s heroism in battling unforgiving odds and then challenged his movement to ‘go on’ after the election cycle:
"Take, say, the Bernie Sanders campaign, which I think is important, impressive. He’s doing good and courageous things. He’s organizing a lot of people. That campaign ought to be directed to sustaining a popular movement which will use the election as a kind of incentive but then go on, and unfortunately it’s not. When the election is over the movement is going to die, and that’s a serious error.
The only thing that’s gonna ever ever bring about any meaningful change is ongoing, dedicated, popular movements which don’t pay attention to the election cycle. It’s an extravaganza every four years, you have to be involved in it so fine we’ll be involved in it but then we go on. If that were done you could get major changes."
I don’t know what Hedges’ path forward is. He sounds like he’s spoiling for the type of revolution where streets flow with blood and that way madness lies.