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Offline Delmar

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Bernie, the greatest orator since Marcus Tullius Cicero
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:05:57 PM »
Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:46 AM
Star Member Uncle Joe (45,600 posts)
Bernie Sanders Delivered the Most Profound Speech Since 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."

This is a good read.

Not all of the primitives are buying it, yet.  But if the sour assed sour puss were to win the primary, they would quickly fall in line.

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:53 AM
Star Member MrsCoffee (3,243 posts)
2. And the waters parted.
Probably a fan of Barack Hussein O'Funfinger.

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:06 AM
Trenzalore (1,228 posts)
5. Most profound speech in 50+ years?

Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #6)Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:16 PM
Star Member sheshe2 (56,212 posts)
21. Pretty sure the author forgot this guy.
Lot's more of his speeches listed at the link.
Refers to Obama.  More of his wondrous speeches are available at the link, unless you're lucky enough to have them loaded on an iPod like the Queen of England.

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:17 AM
Star Member The Velveteen Ocelot (72,118 posts)
8. It would be nice if he could ditch the '60s-era jargon.
"The tyranny of capitalist oligarchy"? Really? Bernie's speeches sound like rhetoric you'd hear at a Socialist Workers' Party campus meeting in 1966.
Bernie has his finger on the feeble pulse of his aging leftist base.

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:23 AM
Star Member LibFarmer (537 posts)
10. oh man
and I thought Bernie made a dead body wake up or something
Response to LibFarmer (Reply #10)Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:25 AM
Star Member Uncle Joe (45,600 posts)
11. No but if Bernie's policy proposals
ever become law, there will be fewer dead bodies
Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #11)Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:27 AM
Star Member LibFarmer (537 posts)
13. Are you serious?

"Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."
"Don’t play games with me, kid."
Slow Joe Biden

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Re: Bernie, the greatest orator since Marcus Tullius Cicero
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 02:19:06 PM »
It is not hyperbole...blah, blah, blah... fellating Crazy Uncle Bernie

Yes, it is merely hyperbole.
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