Chris Hedges Endorses Jill and Ajamu
As a campaign we are not only excited, but honored to have this personal endorsement of Jill and Ajamu from the legendary Chris Hedges.
After reading this, will you give as generously as you can to our campaign? Our donations are down and we urgently need your help! We must defeat the fear-messaging coming from the Clinton campaign. Together we will.
FROM CHRIS HEDGES:
Over the last 15 years, following my return to the United States after two decades as a foreign correspondent, I have written eleven books on American culture and society.
- War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
- American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
- Death of the Liberal Class
- Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
- Days of Destruction and,
- Days of Revolt and Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt
My reporting and writing, which has taken me to many parts of America, has convinced me that the traditional mechanisms of reform, including the two major political parties, have been captured by corporate power.
Jill Stein: Why 5% for the Green Party is a win for America
In 1854, a few thousand people gathered in Jackson, Michigan to launch an independent challenge to a national political system dominated by two parties. "Of strange, discordant, and even hostile elements," a party leader later recalled, "we gathered from the four winds…[with] every external circumstance against us." This challenge was fueled by the radical abolitionist movement that united white workers and formerly enslaved Africans against the criminal institution of slavery, as a response to the political crisis caused by the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
In just two years, this insurgent third party — created by movement activists — had gained ground across the Northern states, challenging the Whig Party. In short order this insurgent "third party" had become a major opposition party. By 1858 they had won an influential foothold in Congress, and by 1860, that party leader — Abraham Lincoln — was elected President of the United States.