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October 3, 2012

Barack Obama in all his Class-Warfare Glory

Via National Review, we have Barack Obama in full class-warfare mode. Following is a clip uncovered by Morgen Richmond and taken from a January, 21 2002 speech he gave at the University of Chicago

Money quote

"I don't know if you've noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn't they be? They've got what they want. They want to make sure people don't take their stuff"

Here's the transcript:

"The philosophy of non-violence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless; only makes sense if the powerless can be made to recognize themselves in the powerful. The principle of empathy gives broader meaning, by the way, to Dr. King's philosophy of non-violence. I don't know if you've noticed, but rich people are all for non-violence. Why wouldn't they be? They've got what they want. They want to make sure nobody's going to take their stuff! But the principle of empathy recognizes that there are more subtle forms of violence to which we are answerable. The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of fire hoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down. I'm not saying that what Enron executives did to their employees is the moral equivalent of what Bull Connor did to black folks, but I tell you what, the employees of Enron feel violated. When a company town sees some distant executives made some decisions despite wage concessions, despite tax breaks, and they see their entire economy collapses, they feel violence."
It's typical Obama; all class-warfare and grievance mongering all-the-time.

Interestingly, he seems to be disparaging the principle of non-violence in politics... or at least mocking it when it comes to people he doesn't like. Interesting, and makes me wonder what his views on that subject really are.

As for the Enron employees who lost their 401k money, let's recall that to a large extent they were victims of their own greed. No one forced them to invest that money in Enron stock, and they could have sold it at any time, rather than riding it to the bottom as so many did.

More, much more, at Breitbart, including clips and good commentary.

Patterico has more disturbing clips, and the story behind its surfacing now.

Posted by Tom at October 3, 2012 8:37 PM

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