Skip to comments.Newly Unearthed Obama Video: “Rich people are all for nonviolence... They’ve got what they want.”
Posted on 10/03/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT by Qbert
In the wake of the Daily Callers release of President Obama cheering Rev. Wright and invoking the race card in various ways, our friend Morgen Richmond decided the time was right to release some little-known Obama video of his own. He authorized me to release the video here first.
The following clips are from 2002. Obama is speaking in a church at a 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial service.
The full speech is here, and by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician. Obama speaks about the need for empathy in society, about taking responsibility for our actions, and the audacity of hope. He levels barbs at the wealthy and unempathetic, but also criticizes those who blame the system for the arrest of O.J. Simpson and the crack epidemic. Although the audio quality is poor because of the echo in the church, one can tell that Obama is well spoken and articulate. Joe Biden would have been proud.
But there are a few times when the mask slips, just a little.
My favorite clip is this one, where he speaks of Dr. Kings philosophy of non-violence, and explains that it works only when there is empathy:
The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless. It only makes sense if the powerless can be made to recognize themselves in the powerful. You know, the principle of empathy gives broader meaning, by the way, to Dr. Kings philosophy of nonviolence. I dont know if youve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldnt they be? Theyve got what they want. They want to make sure people dont take their stuff. But the principle of empathy recognizes that there are more subtle forms of violence to which we are answerable. The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of firehoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down. Im not saying that what Enron executives did to their employees is the moral equivalent of what Bull Connor did to black folks, but Ill tell you what, the employees at Enron feel violated. When a company town sees its plant closing because some distant executives made some decision despite the wage concessions, despite the tax breaks, and they see their entire economy collapsing, they feel violence . . .
And the class warfare talk never ends.
What Obama really thought about the Clinton years. Quote: Among African American males, one third to one fourth caught up in the criminal justice system, so that the number of young men incarcerated exceeded the number enrolled in colleges and universities. Throughout the nation inequality up, trust in mutuality down . . . the evidence was there if we cared to look.
Obama on empathy, the powerful, and the prison industrial complex. Quote: Its hard to imagine that the powerful in our society would tolerate the burgeoning prison industrial complex if they imagined that the black men and Latino men that are being imprisoned were something like their sons.
Local funding of schools is fundamentally unjust. Quote: And Illinois, like many states in the country, has an education system that is funded by property taxes. It is fundamentally unjust. So you have folks up in Winnetka, pupils who are getting five times as much money per student as students in the South Side of Chicago.
The full clip on YouTube.
If you use any of these clips or transcripts, please credit Morgen, and mention that you saw them here first.
And, maybe those gov. agencies buying all those guns and ammo are getting ready for the redistribution.
The class warfare stuff has got to stop.
In 2008 when the Jeremiah Wright tapes were released, I thought this would doom Obama with all of the hate filled rhetoric and vicious vomit and zany conspiracy theories that were spewed out by Wright.
Problem is no none seemed to give a damn.
Unfortunately not everyone watches FNC, listens to talk radio, or goes out to see documentaries like 2016.
So question is how do you WAKE UP THIS IGNORANT NATION?
Or does everyone just want to get on the dole and don’t care about who id in office?
Clip link posted didn’t work.
Anyone have a working link? This is far more damaging than yesterday’s video, which was basically old news to those of us who followed the election last time.
This is WAY more explosive than the dud tape released last night. He’s basically calling for a communist revolution.
No, it’s got to pick up. Only then will liberals see what they have done to this country. When they themselves have to start buying guns and dusting off their Bibles....................
Shut up! I’m trying to watch “Ow, My Balls”
"Clip link posted didnt work.
Anyone have a working link? This is far more damaging than yesterdays video, which was basically old news to those of us who followed the election last time."
Here's the short clip:
Patterico has links to other short clips in the original blog post.
“Go away, ‘batin’”
Decribes Bloomberg as well as the DC and Chicago political crowd pretty well.
Then they better also get ready for A guerrilla war, the likes of which has never been seen. Civilian snipers will be an epidemic that they won’t be able to handle.
I like your “tude”
"This is WAY more explosive than the dud tape released last night. Hes basically calling for a communist revolution."
Yep. His own words reveal the truth: He's a Marxist.
What the neomarxists want to do is have government define “fair” in an unfair world. For the sole purpose of collecting the spoils. This is, and has always been, about the money.
Sending the link to Drudge now....
I wonder if the “elite” know that there’s really no functional difference between a deer rifle and a sniper rifle.