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#1 of 2 Old 05-02-2003, 12:26 AM - Thread Starter
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Go, Granny, Go!!!

Damn!, I want to be like her when I'm 93!!!!

Granny D is speaking at a Rolling Thunder event this Saturday in Asheville, NC. Here is a preview of her speech. Note: at the end she discusses SwingState.org, a place to volunteer for election work.

Don't Stand in the Way of Our Joy

For it works like this. The leadership elite of our society are very invested in the idea of continuing with things as they are. They would like a McDonalds restaurant on every beach in Tahiti and an SUV in every pop-up garage in Tierra del Fuego. That's the only way they know how to think. The CEO's of their corporations make tens of millions of dollars a year, not on the long range expectations of profits, but on this year's, this quarter's profits, and how those profits affect stock prices. They can't think more than a year out. The real problem is that they also own all the broadcast networks now, and they finance the careers of most of the politicians in Congress and certainly in the White House, whether it be Democratic or Republican. These people do not go around the world spreading peace, justice and democracy. They spread credit card debt, cell phones, sweatshop conditions, factory farms for hogs and not much better for people. They are in it for the money, and they want to economically enslave people, not free them. I will bet that Iraqis will see bills from MasterCard before they see a meaningful ballot, just like us. This is a new wave of economic colonialism, and, like previous waves, it is done it partnership with armies and rulers.
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Bless her wise old heart, I couldn't agree more with her. Yep, yep, yep, the powers that be don't want to spread democracy, they want to spread capitalism. Big ole' difference IMHO.
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