bill moyers

The website for the magazine The Nation has interesting coverage of an event by the name of Take Back America. Of most interest to me were the excerpts taken from the keynote delivered by Bill Moyers. Heres a little piece of the article:

Recalling the populism and old-school progressivism of the era in which William Jennings Bryan stirred the Democratic National Convention of 1896 to enter into the great struggle between privilege and democracy — and to spontaneously nominate the young Nebraskan for president — journalist and former presidential aide Bill Moyers delivered a call to arms against “government of, by and for the ruling corporate class.”

Condemning “the unholy alliance between government and wealth” and the compassionate conservative spin that tries to make “the rape of America sound like a consensual date,” Moyers charged that “rightwing wrecking crews” assembled by the Bush Administration and its Congressional allies were out to bankrupt government. Then, he said, they would privatize public services in order to enrich the corporate interests that fund campaigns and provide golden parachutes to pliable politicians. If unchecked, Moyers warned, the result of these machinations will be the dismantling of “every last brick of the social contract.”

“I think this is a deliberate, intentional destruction of the United States of America,” said Moyers, as he called for the progressives gathered in Washington — and for their allies across the United States — to organize not merely in defense of social and economic justice but in order to preserve democracy itself. Paraphrasing the words of Abraham Lincoln as the 16th president rallied the nation to battle against slavery, Moyers declared, “Our nation can no more survive as half democracy and half oligarchy than it could survive half slave and half free.”

If someone could get me the transcript of the entire speech, Id appreciate it.

This entry was posted in Other. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Connect

BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative VG 3D