I will not quote from the excerpt here, just urge you to go read the entire piece. But, here are two sentences that moved me to tears:
Read the entire post. And, keep in mind Chris Hedges' articles about the need to resist the corporatist state.
. . . when everyday institutions and ordinary rules harm people right in front of you, that provokes a kind of soul searching, looking for what some called their “roots” or their “true self.”
I heard a murmur of history, voices from generations who taught that the survival of tomorrow’s children matters more than rules or laws.