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Elaborating on a Comment of Mine, in Response to a Chris Hedges Article

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Over the years I have praised and moaned about Chris Hedges. The praise is for his bold stand against the Iraq War and losing his highly professional job for it, thanks to the New York Crimes. AND for his amazing personal bio of literally getting in the line of fire over decades to report on tragedies of war around the planet, and enlightening anyone who paid attention to those amazing efforts. I stand by the praise, and promptly add that his work with prisoners is unparalled and exemplary.

I also stand by my criticisms, with a bit of elaboration in this case. While I well know this one in particular slips into ad hominem, it is sometimes difficult, if not impossible, to separate objective criticism from taking note of a person's major actions. Hence I restate my criticism:

Chris Hedges is a horse's ass. Knowing all he does, he has gone on to NEVER speak the truth of 9/11, that he well knows about more than most of us. A chicken-sh*t personified. He has cranked out two kids as food for hell, knowing that is exactly what he is doing.

His little head is bigger than his big head, and I don't need to say which one he listens to. As much as I know which one we gravitate to, thanks to evolution, I also know, thanks to evolution, which one to advocate for with my cerebral cortex.

Hedges reminds me of the worst demented nuns I suffered listening to through 12 years of Catholic School. He sounds like the worst of them, with his sing-song bullshit that any human with two brain cells well knows about. I thus appreciate hearing his bs from the relative, saner, kinder voice of sanity, aka Sam. CH plagiarizes endlessly with zero apologies. He has NEVER responded to any of the questions I've posted to him. Of course not, he is better than us peons.

If he is any kind of shining star, it is a genuine black hole. Turn this f'er off. He is utterly intolerable.

Just did an "Advanced Google Search," then went to Truthdig itself. I found zero on the first, this on the latter: Search Results: chris hedges tulsi gabbard marianne Williamson "There are no results." As in zero.

Yea, he obviously fights endlessly for even saving the last of human suffering that we can possibly do. Did I say F the bastard? If not, let me clearly say it here. I can only pray that the d*ckhead will sue me.

First, time for confession. I have three rules regarding writing and drinking. One, If you write, don't drink. Two, If you drink, don't write. Three, If you do both, don't hit send till the next morning. "Bless me Father, for I broke all three. BUT I was only mildly lubricated and it is an exceptionally rare occasionthat I truly hate!in the event I actually take that one step over the line, sweet Jesus."

So this article is in response to a criticism from a guy I have great respect for, even though he devotes much of his life to (I think mostly justified) ad hominem attacks.

Question asked: I did not realize your all out hatred for Chris Hedges. Serious question: if that article had been written by someone you do not despise, what do you think of the CONTENT OF THE ESSAY itself? I thought it was spot-on. Perhaps you could leave another comment" actually addressing the CONTENT of the essay, as opposed to an ad hominem attack on the author.

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Editor: My only comment is to ask that this be placed in the diary column.

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I screwed up by not putting this in the Diary column. Apologies for that. AND while I absolutely don't wish to harp on it, I do wish I had toned down my original comment, and apologize to anyone who cares about that that uncalled for, unprofessional description and overly broad original comment (besides myself).

But I would replace everything here with one short video, that I posted some time back, when Chris was approached by reporter Jon Gold on the pivotal and critical topic of 9/11, that was certainly the neocon(artist)'s desired "Pearl Harbor." Anyone interested should give a shot at reading body language, not to mention the actual content of the reply in this 2.5 min. video click here

I can understand when a person's life or loved ones are in danger; there is not much they won't do to prevent the proximate and real danger. Same reason I suspect NPR has devolved into National Propaganda Radio, or that brilliant folks who devoted their lives to truth telling suddenly want us to "move on." I refer to Noam Chomsky and the late Howard Zinn, two of my heroes who tarnished their life work by falling down on this.

I look to folks like Media Benjamin, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Ed Snowden, the late Rachael Corrie, who are willing to put their lives on the line. I realize it may be better to live for a cause than die for it, but that line can get blurred, with each circumstance being unique. The journalists here and in other countries who have been snuffed need to be our genuine heroes, if we can't be our own, or at least give it a serious shot.

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