Surtout, signalez! N’aidez jamais votre prochain! Vous devez vous offusquer dix fois par jour!
Chris Hedges décrit ici à merveille les Liberals américains, qui s’offusquent en permanence du ton, des discours, des paroles du président dûment élu. Ces supposés intellectuels ont la mémoire courte, et ils se croisaient les bras lorsque leur pays devenait déjà une dystopie :
Where was this moral outrage when our privacy was taken from us by the security and surveillance state, the criminals on Wall Street were bailed out, we were stripped of our civil liberties and 2.3 million men and women were packed into our prisons, most of them poor people of color? Why did they not thunder with indignation as money replaced the vote and elected officials and corporate lobbyists instituted our system of legalized bribery? Where were the impassioned critiques of the absurd idea of allowing a nation to be governed by the dictates of corporations, banks and hedge fund managers? Why did they cater to the foibles and utterings of fellow elites, all the while blacklisting critics of the corporate state and ignoring the misery of the poor and the working class? Where was their moral righteousness when the United States committed war crimes in the Middle East and our militarized police carried out murderous rampages? What the liberal elites do now is not moral. It is self-exaltation disguised as piety. It is part of the carnival act.
Fyodor Dostoevsky excoriated Russia’s bankrupt liberal class at the end of the 19th century. Russian liberals mouthed values they did not defend. Their stated ideals bore no relationship to their actions. They were filled with a suffocating narcissism.
Les seuls oublis de Hedges : Les Liberals semblent trop contents de réssusciter le MacCarthysme et voient un hacker russe sous chaque lit. Ils croient aussi que les espions non-élus de la CIA ou de l’État profond sont leurs gentils alliés. Les ultralibéraux flinguent leur crédibilité sous vos yeux!