Hedges is one of America's most articulate and eloquent political critics. Here he does a marvelous job of castigating American liberals who have so effectively served the needs of the ruling class of capitalists and their Empire.
The liberal class functions in a traditional, capitalist democracy as a safety valve. It lets off enough steam to keep the system intact. It makes piecemeal and incremental reform possible. This is what happened during the Great Depression and the New Deal. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s greatest achievement was that he saved capitalism. Liberals in a functioning capitalist democracy are at the same time tasked with discrediting radicals....They are now politically dead--but, may they NOT rest in peace.