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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:20 PM

 

Bernie Sanders Delivered the Most Profound Speech Since We Lost MLK

Bernie Sanders Delivered the Most Profound Speech Since We Lost MLK

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/15/bernie-sanders-delivered-most-profound-speech-we-lost-mlk

It is not hyperbole to suggest that Senator Bernie Sanders's June 12, 2019 Democratic Socialism Speech was as profound as any delivered by either of the two men who Sanders frequently quoted: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a speech in which the Vermont senator revealed that his campaign, and accompanying "political revolution", offer a unique vehicle for societal transformation—from what President Jimmy Carter described as "an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery" to the realization of the promise offered by President Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address: "government of the people, by the people and for the people."

Sanders brilliantly coupled a condemnation of the tyranny of capitalist oligarchy with FDR's recognition that democracy and freedom are unattainable in the absence of economic security. That message was so powerful that all three major corporate-owned cable networks—Fox "News", CNN and MSNBC—abruptly terminated their live coverage mid-speech. They did so before Sanders outlined what he described as a "21st Century Economic Bill of Rights".

Bernie noted that income and wealth inequality have soared to levels not seen since the onset of the Great Depression. "Three families," he said, “control more wealth than the bottom half of our country, some 160 million people."

That was actually an understatement. As of 2017, America's three richest "individuals"—Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffet—own as much wealth as the bottom 160 million, according to a report released by Institute for Policy Studies. "If left unchecked," Josh Hardy, the study's co-author observed, "wealth will continue to accumulate into fewer and fewer hands."
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Reply Bernie Sanders Delivered the Most Profound Speech Since We Lost MLK (Original post)
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2019 OP
msongs Jun 2019 #1
Cha Jun 2019 #5
TexasTowelie Jun 2019 #2
George II Jun 2019 #3
Cha Jun 2019 #4
progressoid Jun 2019 #18
Cha Jun 2019 #25
Clash City Rocker Jun 2019 #26
Cha Jun 2019 #27
NYMinute Jun 2019 #6
nycbos Jun 2019 #7
NYMinute Jun 2019 #8
George II Jun 2019 #9
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #10
Cha Jun 2019 #12
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #14
EffieBlack Jun 2019 #20
WoonTars Jun 2019 #22
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #23
RandiFan1290 Jun 2019 #29
redstateblues Jun 2019 #11
stonecutter357 Jun 2019 #13
murielm99 Jun 2019 #15
Lordquinton Jun 2019 #16
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2019 #19
BooScout Jun 2019 #30
LanternWaste Jun 2019 #32
LineLineLineNew Reply K
Lordquinton Jun 2019 #34
Karadeniz Jun 2019 #17
Post removed Jun 2019 #21
BooScout Jun 2019 #24
RandySF Jun 2019 #28
SouthernProgressive Jun 2019 #31
LanternWaste Jun 2019 #33
Autumn Jun 2019 #35
brooklynite Jun 2019 #36
Autumn Jun 2019 #37
brooklynite Jun 2019 #38
Autumn Jun 2019 #39

Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:22 PM

1. yeah right. how many times has this been posted recently one wonders nt

 

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:30 PM

5. Overkill..

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:23 PM

2. So you couldn't find any new articles praising Bernie?

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287151956
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:26 PM

3. Read the responses to the first time this was posted:

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=151956

You still have time to self-delete.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:29 PM

4. The guy who wrote the article works for BS..

 


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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:19 PM

18. Shocking!

 

Someone who works for a candidate, writes something positive about that candidate!
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Response to progressoid (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:15 AM

25. Yeah, that he would write some

 

hyperbolic title like that.. absolutely shocking.
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Response to progressoid (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:23 AM

26. And by "positive", you mean "messianic"...right?

 

Because that went way behind “positive”.
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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:06 AM

27. Thank You!

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:34 PM

7. So Bernie is MLK now?

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:36 PM

8. It's a miracle!!!!

 

The same post appears again.

Let's call the pope and get beatification started.
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:45 PM

9. Want to hear profundity?

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:57 PM

10. First of all the author of this article works for Sander's campaign.

 

Second, we did not lose MLK. "Bernie Sanders Delivered the Most Profound Speech Since We Lost MLK" MLK is not a child on a the side of a milk carton, "Lost. Have you seen this child?" The man was executed on his balcony on On April 4, 1968, in Memphis.

I am horrified that MLK's death would be used in this way. The author of the article should be ashamed.
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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:22 PM

12. Well said, she..

 



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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:31 PM

14. Sad, isn't it Cha.

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:29 PM

20. Exactly!

 

As always, you’re spot on, SheShe!
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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:38 PM

22. Oh get over yourself...

 

You're "horrified" that someone would say that a murdered person was "lost"?? It's a regular, common turn of phrase.

In fact, it's a term reflecting the great "loss" we as a people suffered.

But the perpetually outraged will never be happy.

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Response to WoonTars (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:52 PM

23. Not at all what I said.

 

But you know that.
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Response to WoonTars (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 06:06 AM

29. Thank you!

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:59 PM

11. OP's creds are sinking fast

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:27 PM

13. posts removed !!!

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:44 PM

15. This again??

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:12 PM

16. This post seems to have drawn a lot of hate

 

every comment is attacking you, Bernie, the author it seems.
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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:21 PM

19. Lol. Yep.

 

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:38 PM

30. No hate...

 

Just laughter.
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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 04:08 PM

32. I think you're confusing 'bemusement' and 'hate' again... naturally.

 

The throw-John-Lewis-under-the-bus crowd is certainly milking this editorial, but for all its civil-rights self-righteousness, we saw what happened to John Lewis.

Words v. Actions. The latter is lacking both the alleged strength and convictions of the former.

(and I think you're confusing 'bemusement' and 'hate' again... and I certainly get it, mocking a sacred cow doesn't hold the weight of trendy, self-styled oppression that the "they hate us!" bumper stickers do. It's good marketing.)
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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:18 PM

34. K

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:15 PM

17. I read Bernie s attached speech for first time...very convincing.

 

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:08 PM

24. Omg!

 



I think I just peed my pants.
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:07 AM

28. ummmm

 

Ernest A. Canning is a retired attorney, author, Vietnam Veteran (4th Infantry, Central Highlands 1968) and a Senior Advisor to Veterans For Bernie. He has been a member of the California state bar since 1977. In addition to a juris doctor, he has received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science. Follow him on Twitter: @cann4ing
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 03:28 PM

31. This is just really sad.

 

That headline is a real statement. Not the one the author wanted to make. Truly pathetic.
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 04:09 PM

33. The throw-John-Lewis-under-the-bus crowd is certainly milking this editorial

 

Not you, of course.

I'm quite certain you maintained a most rational behavior when John Lewis was demonized for not bowing to the sacred cow.
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:21 PM

35. It was a most excellent speech.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #35)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:47 PM

36. Who's mind did it change?

 

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 06:54 PM

37. Does that matter? Has Hick's speeches changed any minds?

 

What I do know is AFAIC Bernie's speech is better than the one of Hickenlooper's I watched a few minutes of.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:58 PM

38. See, I'm not upset at criticism of my candidate...

 

(actually, at the present time I'm supporting Hickenlooper, Inslee, Klobuchar and Bennet).

As for "does it matter"? It does if the goal is to win nomination as President. When you're actually DROPPING in the polls, doing something that doesn't help is a wasted effort.
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:36 PM

39. I'm not upset at anything. It was a good speech obviously he didn't change your mind so no it

 

doesn't matter. Maybe since you've decided on a candidate you should be more concerned that he can't change my mind into supporting him seeing as how he was my governor and work on talking him up. I don't see any support for him in my local political group chats.
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