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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Liberty Pen: Video: PBS's Firing Line With William F. Buckley: Saul Alinsky, Mobilizing the Poor


This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

What I got in from this discussion from the few moments that Saul Alinsky got to talk about his own personal philosophy even though this is about a fifteen-minute video, is that Mr. Alinsky was saying that "democracy that of course it is not perfect, is the best political system on the planet. But that democracy needs to work for everyone and not just be there for people who have money, or a lot of money. That everyone should have power and the ability to live in freedom. And that freedom shouldn't just be for people born to wealth and even just for people who create their own wealth."

Which sounds very mainstream to me and values that I believe Liberals, Progressives, Socialists and perhaps even Conservatives can all agree on. But the only question being what is the best way to make that happen so we don't have a country with very few wealthy people and a lot of poor people. But where where a lot of people are at least successful with money in the bank and not living paycheck to paycheck and struggling just to pay their bills. Whether they are rich or not.


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