Progressive Journalist Calls For An “Overthrow” of the American System At Socialist Fundraiser
It has become all too apparent that the battle for America’s soul is being waged by basically two types of people. Those who wish to return the nation to its former glory as a beacon of liberty for the American people and the world; and those who wish to see the Constitution and all it stands for burn in the fires of collective tyranny.
An example of the latter was recently demonstrated during a New York fundraiser for Seattle Socialist Councilwoman Kshama Sawant. FDL reports that during a speech given at the event Progressive author and journalist Chris Hedges called for the overthrow of the American system:
“Kshama Sawant, the first socialist to be elected to the Seattle City Council since 1877, attended a fundraiser for her re-election campaign at the All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City on May 31.
…Journalist Chris Hedges, activist and Socialist Alternative member Eljeer Hawkins and former Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins attended the event to support Sawant.
…Hedges was introduced next and highlighted the successful “corporate coup d’etat” in the U.S. Although, Hedges said there was still an opportunity to change the country.
“The only response, if we are going to recover a country that does not slip into a corporate, oligarchy tyranny…is if we overthrow the system,” Hedges said. “Let me repeat that word in case anyone from Homeland Security is here and that’s overthrow.”
This isn’t the first time Chris Hedges has openly called for a revolution. During an interview in 2013 Mr. Hedges stated that, “I’m calling for the overthrow of this system”.