Nation Magazine/ Democracy Now panel discussion on OWS. Michael Moore gets revved up toward the end of the hour and is very funny on the subject of how he would like to haunt the Connecticut bedrooms of Wall Streeters. Importantly, he points out that OWS now frames the discourse. New to me is Rinku Sen, who contradicts the notion that OWS is just about white people. William Greider sees OWS as connected to populism. Populists in their time knew that Capitalists were not friends of the masses, nor were governments. Today we face a similar situation. We have to take our power back and rediscover the American value of self reliance. Naomi Klein says the Keystone victory is very big.
This panel discussion reminds me of the kind of talks we heard on The Nation Cruise. It's the best way for me to learn about politics, because I respond most strongly to personalities who embody my ideals: People like moderator Richard Kim, young activist organizer Patrick Bruner, Moore, Klein, Goodman, etc. and so many others. What a contrast they are to the self serving big money people and politicians who have damaged our country so badly.