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.
Nobody ever thinks they are the target - its some other guy down the street with a bigger house and nicer car who is the real problem. All they see is what they might get out of the socialist system.
"The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss's, forgot that every bum and beggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to an icebox like his own." -- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Like the difference between an AR15 and a mini 14. All about looking scary.
Without question this is Obama calling for armed revolt by the Communists he represents.
So question is how do you WAKE UP THIS IGNORANT NATION?
Or does everyone just want to get on the dole and dont care about who is in office?
Exactly right. Did you ever think our country would turn into what it has become?
This stuff keeps me awake at night. The upcoming election will tell us just how far this country has descended...
actually, I would expand on this.....rich people and people with govt defined pensions want everything to stay the same, and let the lackeys pay the bills,....
Look for more damaging video tubes relative Black Racist, Barack Hussein Obama and his Racist, hateful wife, Michelle!!! Many videos will now surface. I’m certain that Donald Trump, the Breibart Group have their stash!!! Whether they do any good or not....depends on whether American want to have freedom or be forever enslaved like the folks in sub-Sahara Africa & the Middle East!!! Obama has become the “Muslim” Hitler who Arabs have longed for since WWII!!! History is only coming true!!! Too, bad most Americans have no knowledge of past history!!!
does he and the other elitist in the Dem party forget that they’re rich too?
The hypocrisy holds no bounds for the left
He is a radical communist xealot
Many videos will now surface.
said the same to the wife last night.
If people do not listen to talk radio or watch FNC then they have no clue about Libya, fast and furious, Ayers, Wright, this video, green energy scam and paying off those who gave money to obama.
We have millions of ignorant lazy people who settle down and watch their local news and then think it is the truth.
In 2008 we had a marriage question on the ballot and a neighbour voted for homosexual sex and so I asked why and she replied that she saw an AD running which said that if we vote for normal marriage then normal couples will be hurt.
That is how stupid some are, thnakfuly we passed normal marriage.
The Dems and the media want an ignorant nation becuas that way they can do anything they want and keep their power and the money.
Millions will vote for obama and never have an idea on who they really are voting for or what they are voting for .
The amount of times I have heard”really are you sure how comes it was not on the news” is astounding
I think it is more damaging than yesterday’s video too.