One of Brian’s Favorite Quotes
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
— Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)
Unpopular Essays (1950) , Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
Business Insider: ‘Obama Is About to Give a Huge Class Warfare Speech’
Looking to channel Theodore Roosevelt, President Obama will broach an mercantile debate Tuesday and bring a significance of everybody profitable their “fair share.”
Obama will transport to Osawatomie, Kansas to make a remarks — a site of a on-going Republican Roosevelt’s “New Nationalism” debate in 1910.
The White House reliable a Roosevelt tie in a press release, stating, “Just over one hundred years ago, President Teddy Roosevelt came to Osawatomie, Kansas and called for a New Nationalism, where everybody gets a satisfactory chance, a block deal, and an equal event to succeed.”
Obama will “talk about how he sees this as a make-or-break impulse for a center category and all those operative to join it,” a matter said. “He’ll lay out a choice we face between a nation in that too few do good while too many struggle to get by, and one where we’re all in it together – where everybody engages in satisfactory play, everybody does their satisfactory share, and everybody gets a satisfactory shot.”
, that described it as “a outrageous category crusade speech,” has some-more on a Obama-Roosevelt connection:
Roosevelt‘s ’New Nationalism’ debate on August 31, 1910 called for new government reforms to turn a personification margin for normal Americans opposite a category of industrial barons.
“The hint of any struggle for healthy autocracy has always been, and contingency always be, to take from some one male or category of group a right to enjoy power, or wealth, or position, or immunity, that has not been warranted by use to his or their fellows,” Roosevelt said. “That is what we fought for in a Civil War, and that is what we essay for now.”
Roosevelt called out special interests who pulled a strings of government — a summary we’ll expected hear Obama adopt.
“Class warfare” became a buzzword in Sep after Obama due a “Buffett rule” taxation rate on a wealthy. As Republican antithesis rang in, Obama responded by declaring, “This is not category warfare. It’s math.” He shifted positions only dual days later, observant of a category crusade jab, “I wear that assign as a badge of honor.”