This article published in today’s Augusta Chronicle quotes from the famous radical critic and author Chris Hedges. I’ve read his books. I’m a fan. Having followed Billy Morris’s The Augusta Chronicle Editorial Page for years, I’d have never thought Billy Morris was also a fan!
I wonder if Billy Morris is doing this just so that Kinder Morgan offers him a higher price for his property.
Well, if Mr. Morris has converted to Chris Hedges’s views, I say, “Thank God, he’s seen the light!”
BTW, the first book you should pick up and read by Chris Hedges is War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. There’s a copy at the Columbia County Library.
The next book to read is American Fascists. There’s also a copy at the Columbia County Library.
And unto Midian (We sent) their brother Shu’eyb. He said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other god save Him! And give not short measure and short weight. Lo! I see you well-to-do, and lo! I fear for you the doom of a besetting Day. O my people! Give full measure and full weight in justice, and wrong not people in respect of their goods. And do not evil in the earth, causing corruption. That which Allah leaveth with you is better for you if ye are believers; and I am not a keeper over you. They said: O Shu’eyb! Doth thy way of prayer command thee that we should forsake that which our fathers (used to) worship, or that we (should leave off) doing what we will with our own property. Lo! thou art the mild, the guide to right behaviour. He said: O my people! Bethink you: if I am (acting) on a clear proof from my Lord and He sustaineth me with fair sustenance from Him (how can I concede aught to you)? I desire not to do behind your backs that which I ask you not to do. I desire naught save reform so far as I am able. My welfare is only in Allah. In Him I trust and unto Him I turn (repentant). Quran 11:84-88, Pickthall translation
Kinder Morgan, an energy infrastructure company, has proposed the Palmetto Pipeline, a spur pipeline which would take refined petroleum products from a point on an existing pipeline in northwestern South Carolina through Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida. A coalition of environmental advocates and landowners has organized to oppose the pipeline. Continue reading