What’s the Link Between Kevin O’Leary, Chris Hedges & The Reverend Billy Talen?
Please read this article by Chris Hedges– arguably the most prominent writer of the Occupy Movement. Chris has been with Occupy Wall Street since the start. I remember watching him on Livestream during the early days of OWS- his words were truly inspiring.
I setup a demonstration on behalf of Chris at Occupy Vancouver last year in October. It was after Kevin O’Leary shamed the CBC by a Fox News style attack on Chris, including calling him a nutbar! The Occupy solution was to bring Chris Hedges books for him to sign. O’Leary obviously doesn’t’ have a sense of humor, as he refused to sign the books. Coward!
Chris’ article is, perhaps, a bit more on the angry side than his usual writing- I can relate to that. Most of us joined the Occupy movement because we were inspired by the idea of a peaceful revolution. Watching it get hijacked by violent punks and political hacks can be challenging to one’s peaceful inner self.
Pacifism can be a frustrating hobby…
Chris was arrested alongside Reverend Billy Talen along with 15 other people at Occupy Wall Street for demonstrating in-front of Goldman Sachs. Chris is a Pulitzer Prize winning war journalist who has experienced hardcore revolutions right up to the front lines.
And, a quick note to people who support the violent and anti-social tactics used by people in occupations like Oakland, Denver and Vancouver. Before you start questioning Chris Hedge’s cred, please tell us how many time’s you’ve been arrested, and how many real wars you have seen. If the answer to either is zero, you are probably not qualified to- so, please use logic over ad-hominem Pablum.
Enjoy the reading, and please share your feelings on this matter. Regardless of whether you are a fan of Occupy or not- this issue needs to be attended to. Oh, and don’t forget to read the comments section attached to Chris’ article! Some of you may be shocked by what you see! 😉
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