I delivered this speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. at the 'Rage Against the War Machine' rally on February 19, 2023
My beliefs could not have been stated more clearly, and Dennis Kucinich is not a Trump supporter (nor am I), nor a Republican (nor am I), but rather a REAL liberal, a REAL progressive, a real hero.
Thank you! Your words of truth, as always, are a beacon of light amidst darkness.
Wow. That's the most powerful speech from a politician, especially from the left, I've seen in ages. I did not expect to see anyone historically affiliated with the Democratic party calling out the government on the flagrant information warfare it has been waging against the American people. I hope you see also that this is full spectrum information warfare, encompassing so much more than "just" our belligerent and reckless foreign policy.
"Such a government is neither deserving of the trust of the American people, nor worthy of our tacit consent to make decisions in our interests." Spoken like a true libertarian ; )
Clear seeing, wise , fearless and with heart. Yes!
Excellent speech. I just want to comment on characterizing Russia's incursion into Ukraine as "illegal." Scott Ritter says that it was entirely legal in that it conformed to the UN Charter's right to wage defensive war. The US and NATO had been waging war against the Donbass since they overthrew the elected government of Ukraine in a violent coup in 2014. This was also clearly a proxy war against Russia even then, including Zelensky's stated intention to acquire nuclear weapons which was supported by Kamala Harris at the 2022 Munich Security Conference. Also relevant was the failure by Germany and France to enforce the Minsk Accords which they now say they signed only to give Ukraine time to rearm.
Thank you for your willingness to step up again to lead this country and the people in a different direction. I supported your efforts before and now.
What about the war perpetrated on the American people in relation to the fraudulent pandemic scare? Dennis, I used to think of you as an anti-establishment politician, and it seems that you choose to portray yourself in this way.
Yet you still stand in lockstep with the global(ist) leadership and refuse to speak out against the imposition of medical tyranny on the citizenry of the US and the entire world. We needed strong leaders to stand up and say the emperor wears no clothes and there is no pandemic, but you failed all of your supporters when you failed to do so.
The counting of so-called deaths from COVID has now been admitted to be fraudulent, based on a test known to be fraudulent, subjective assessments motivated by financial gain, and outright lies. Media coverage used manipulative techniques such as using old stock footage and footage from training exercises to convince a trusting populace that a disease with a fatality rate of less than 1% (not accounting for health status and co-morbidities) was some kind of deadly scourge chopping down healthy people in their prime. During the Black Death you could wake up to find half of your village had died the previous night. Dogs ripped limbs out of the hastily dug graves that couldn't meet the demand. Where were the bodies piled up in the street? How did we get through January and February 2020 as normal before we were told we should be afraid? Why is it that the fear didn't creep in until the liars and manipulators began to tell us there was a pandemic?
The experimental injections foisted on the populace were rushed through the approval process and lack any long term studies. There is no demonstrable benefit to outweigh their risks and it has even been admitted that they protect no one. Like the useless paper masks (whose boxes proclaim for all to see that they don't stop the spread of respiratory viruses), the use of these harmful injections is symbolic and tribal and serves no tangible benefit in the real world we inhabit.
Yet, submission to these harmful and useless injections is still a condition for employment throughout this country, and a requirement for participation in society in others. There have been societies in the past which have forced injections on their citizens - you and I wouldn't want to live in any of them. We're headed down a dangerous road which history shows us has only one possible end.
Where were you to steer us off of this destructive path? If you want to be taken seriously as an anti-establishment politician in this era you need to speak the truth and call out the hypocrisy and tyranny under which we're oppressed with no end in sight. Barring that, a thinking person can view you as nothing more than a distracting manifestation of the multi-headed beast leading us to the slaughter.
Too many unfounded and speculative comments UNDO the true nature of our government. Until we quit pandering to both the liberal and conservative elements of this country, our future remains cloudy.
Are there enough of us that have the will to insist our leaders truly seek peace? There may just be a few people in Washington with the courage to call for an investigation of our role in sabotaging the pipeline. Sadly, there are far too many of our Washington leaders more interested in satisfying the bottom lines for the defense industry. The challenge before us is to persuade enough everyday Americans to care enough about what is happening to bring about real change.
Thank you for posting this excellent speech. Our military spending is out of control, yet many with families who serve face food insecurity. The war mongers just get richer. I dream of the America you describe. Where we truly are one nation. No hunger, no homelessness, no people dying for lack of proper medical care, an educational system that does not create a ruling class and a worker class. Educate them just enough as George Carlin said. And people around me call me a fool. Any literature scholar worth her salt knows it's the Fool who has the most wisdom. Glad we are all fools together.
A breath of fresh air! I actually renounced and denounce the Democratic Party over this. I could no longer support it.
Thank you for hanging in there and staying one of those truthful public leaders that I can be sure of when you speak. No empty words fronting self serving agendas.
Your emphasis on the ethic of love is particularly important. Our politics has become not only absurdly partisan but also increasingly amoral and purely "pragmatic," lacking a foundation in universal ethical principles. In my newsletter, Humanities in Revolt, and speaking, I emphasize the long history of change agents rooting their politics in love. An obvious yet overlooked example is Rev. King. More recently, the noted black feminist intellectual, bell hooks, built directly on King's example in consistently urged her audiences to recognize the political-social-ethical importance of love. https://jeffreynall.substack.com/p/bell-hooks-living-by-an-ethic-of
PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT!
You're still on fire Dennis! Can't wait to see where you go from here!
Dennis is spot on. Revival may be too weak a term. The Second American Revolution? We are facing systemic failures left and right in this broken culture. Hopefully Dennis's voice will make some noise!