Presumably, if Chris Hedges is right then those oligarchs are probably also not inclined to allow for criticism of their actions. Therefore, at least one of these statements is probably true:
- Chris Hedges is safe, living somewhere beyond their reach.
- Chris Hedges has White-Rose level bravery.
- Chris Hedges doesn’t realize the connection between criticizing oligarchs and getting killed by their henchmen. This would imply a level of stupidity seldom observed in nature.
- Chris Hedges is lying through his teeth and knows it.
I do not know Chris Hedges well enough to venture an opinion.
h/t David Preston