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Friday, August 11, 2006


The speech the establishment doesn't want given in Congress

This is Cynthia McKinney's "concession" speech on Tuesday night when she lost a primary election. This is the reason why pro-Israel PACs from all over the country donated large sums to McKinney's opponent, and why the corporate media blew up a minor incident involving McKinney and a security guard into a major national "scandal" and, in every other way, marginalized her. Because, in fact, Cynthia McKinney is on the margins of American political thought. And I mean that in a good way.

Some excerpts:

Ladies and gentlemen, there comes a time when people of conscience are compelled to dissent.

One year to the day before Dr. King was murdered, he declared that the greatest purveyor of violence in the world was his own country.

With Israel's invasion of Lebanon, there might even be a call for more US or UN troops to be stationed in the Middle East, we-here tonight-say to our Commander-in-Chief: Sir, No Sir.

Something is happening around the world: countries with little or nothing are standing up, rising up against the utter and complete domination.

Thank goodness for the people in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Venezuela, Malaysia, all standing up and speaking for the weak and the voiceless in their countries. A change is sweeping the world. And America must not be left out.

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