07 setembro, 2010

Semi acordado...

Não sei se era ele que escrevia os discursos, mas que subscrevia as ideias era certo.
E por isso tiro o chapéu a Robert Kennedy:

Excerto do discurso no Labour Day de há 42 anos, citado pelo congressista Alan Grayson, que acrescenta umas palavras da sua lavra:

Here is what Robert Kennedy had to say on Labor Day, 42 years ago:

"Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product ... if we should judge America by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.

"It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.

"Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans."

When Robert Kennedy said these words, the unemployment rate in America was 3.7%. Today, it is almost three times as high. Too many of our working brothers and sisters are out of work, thanks to over a decade of economic mismanagement. 10% of us are unemployed, and the other 90% work like dogs to try to avoid joining them. Which is just what the bosses want.


Tirado daqui:

Happy Fuckin' Labor Day!


5 comentários:

Fluzão Eterno disse...
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Marta r disse...

Toc toc. Alguém em casa?

L. Rodrigues disse...

Ando longe, há muito tempo. Um dia destes reapareço.

Marta r disse...

Hummmm... Anda na vizinhança... Acabei de lê-lo num comentário em blog alheio...

Anónimo disse...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G99Xyj-EVvo