There is still a lot Americans can do to topple the police state tyrants, but any revolution that has any hope of succeeding needs to be prepared to reform the system from the bottom up. And that will mean re-learning step by painful step what it actually means to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
Trump, Sanders and the other outsiders will probably not win their party's presidential nominations. But the rage they are articulating is not going away. In all likelihood these Occupy issues will be co-opted by more establishment and semi-establishment figures like Rubio, Bush, Clinton, and Biden.
Tavis Smiley: Why Chris Hedges Feels the American Media's Inability to Do Its Job Has Weakened Our Democracy
In his near two decades' worth of experience as a foreign correspondent for prominent news outlets like the New York Times and NPR, Hedges has covered critical issues from all around the world, including his groundbreaking reporting on global terrorism.
Most citizens with progressive politics want policies predicated on the philosophy of humanism, not religious dogma. Internationally, progressives want full recognition of human rights. Does this mean that only atheists can be authentic progressives?
As we come down from the mountaintop, let us join in action and reflection. Without a sustainable planet, we stand without food or energy, as if we stood beside a burnt down house in the desert.
Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.