Chris Hedges and Dwayne “Mr. Fish” Booth on the realities of war and empire
After a more than two-year journey up through the court system in America, on this very day, April 28, 2014, the Supreme Court refused to hear Chris Hedges case against the NDAA.
Here he is, with the extraordinary cartoonist Mr. Fish —
— a few days ago, speaking at a college in Connecticut about the very specific and, as he points out, “insane,” culture of war and how it intersects with the “Have a nice day” culture propagated in America.
“We are a culture utterly awash in lies. . . When you make a frontal assault on that propaganda, you are almost destined to lose. That’s why the suicide rate is so high. Because not only do [veterans] have to cope with what they’ve done, they have to cope with the fact that nobody wants to hear their repentence. And it’s not just their repentence, it’s our repentence.”