Monday, June 06, 2005

Beware the Juggernaut of Wealth and Privilege

Thanks to Melanie Mattson at Judging the Future for turning me on to this 'fire'em up' talk by Bill Moyers. Bill calls for progressives to protect our democracy from the "juggernaught of wealth and privilege". Here's just a taste.
So what do you do? What do you do? Well, progressives have to be like the Irishman who was walking down the street and saw a brawl and said, is this a private fight or can anybody get in it? (Laughter, cheers.) Well, you’ve got to go home and jump in. You’ve got to tell the truth about the other side. You’ve got to fight the corruption of the system. But don’t stop with reporting how bad they are. It’s not enough to say how bad they are. Show us a new vision of globalization with a conscience. Stand up for working and middle class people and those in the middle and those who can’t stand alone. Don’t be cowed, intimidated, or frightened. You may be on the losing side of the moment, but you’re on the right side and winning side of history.

Fired me up anyway.


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