Chris Hedges: The Socialist Alternative – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

We on the left must work outside the system!

PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS VOICE

The Socialist Alternative–Posted on May 1, 2016

By Chris Hedges

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant responds to President Obama’s State of the Union address in January. (Socialist Alternative / YouTube)SEATTLE: The disintegration of the ruling political parties, along with the discrediting of the established political and economic elites, presage radical change.

This change may come from the right. It may result in a frightening proto-fascism. If it is to come from the left it must be pushed forward by dogged activists and citizens who are willing to accept that stepping outside the system will mean surrendering all hope of power for perhaps a decade. To continue to engage in establishment politics, especially attempting to work within the Democratic Party, will further empower corporate capitalism and extinguish what remains of our democracy.

Willingly entering the political wilderness requires a vision that is worth sacrificing and fighting to achieve. It means that some…

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