The enemy is right here at home

Kylie - posted on 02/04/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am not American but I found this speech really powerful and I think what he is saying so important and needs to be heard. I’m interested in how Americans and mums from other countries feel about his point of view. Do you feel you can stop the machine and the billionaires? Or do you not want to? Do you support the system and have faith in the government and corporations? Do you think you can create a better world?

Here a little excerpt of the last bit of his speech.

We need to wake up and realize that the real enemy is not in some distant land, they are not people we don’t know and cultures we don’t understand. The enemy is people we know very well and people we can identify.
The enemy is the system that wages war when it’s profitable. The enemy is the CEO who lays you off from your jobs when it is profitable, it’s the insurance companies who deny us healthcare when it’s profitable, it’s the banks who take away our homes when it profitable. Our enemy is not 5000 miles away they are right here at home.
If we are organized and we fight with our sisters and brothers, we can stop the war, we can stop this government and we can create a better world.

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Amazing speech, its great someone who has been there first hand can say it. This is going on my FB. Some of my family members might get a little pissed, they are in the army...oh well.

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That is an amazing speech. Not many soldiers would have the courage to speak out like that. It made me want to give him a standing ovation. I totally searched it out on YouTube and posted it on my FB. Thanks Kylie :)

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