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"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

06:00 min | 3 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Exemplar of courage Grace of dignity. Most importantly a of love that she believed fundamentally as a christian woman as a black woman come out of jim crow louisiana ended up in sacramento that To be human at its deepest level was to empty oneself into use. Whatever gifts one had to try to empower enable and allow others to be the best that they could be and that's a very beautiful way of being in the world. It really is. It's it's you know music and his deepest level. It's all about you know. Beethoven canosa's note james brown canosa's on this stage. He gives every thing. Rembrandt is canot. Cyst on the canvas. He's giving everything inside. Am bruce springsteen blues man on whiteside ital- he gets everything with e street band. Janeth japanese give everything we can go throughout ring dramatic that the dacians and michael jackson and prince himself who i knew so well he could hardly walk. After each performance we be carried on my back. Say pressure pushing yourself. I said but i cole. Train about to break vessels in his neck drops his haunted pounds on his chest. Yes irene beat west. she gave everything. Starting with clifton cornell cynthia shapiro and then had church shiloh baptist church then. Her community noted elementary school named after her now irene be west elementary school beautiful pitcher. Be strong and courageous. Give everything that canosa's cut all the way down and for her it comes right out of hebrew scripture and a palestinian jew named jesus ran the money changers out of the temple in ended up on a cross and ed roman empire thought that they had silence that kind of low but it just kept coming losing out anyway in it out so thickly that the roman empire had to try to incorporate that religion as its own religion which it did so most studio christianity has very little to do with that jesus nazar to real too strong too much love to critique too much she say without irony west. She's tied to that. Jesus and You know we gonna won't put it arrest yesterday. Thank you so much to say. Something about mom does does she. T to your politics your ideas. Did you have a lot of political differences similarities. I think she she bought. Luther king got assistance and she took us to see mark when i was ten years old in very formative net if she had a critique of me which is really quite understand because i had much more gangsta in meet cheats. I'm much street today. But she would say you know honey. Sometimes your tone can be so harsh. She says i'm praying for you. I want you to say what you think low at. Won't you to say so. I don't want to shut you up. But i think sometimes you talk be harsh and i said. Well mom said i think my needs to be harsher so they come to to to solve certain times in terms of Of sank fundamentally a needs to be said in a critical way so we had wonderful dialogues in that regard. But i'm just so much You know i'm a momma's boy. In that sense of being shaped by her sense of canosa's inch shape by her sense of love is self empty. No doubt about it night and full. She had this massive heart attack. We had a wonderful wonderful talk that she would. She would always say. I don't want you to be talking about being successful. I want you to be great in the as of ofeibea. Jesus christ in would always say here. She is greatest among you will be serving the lovejoy the freedom fighter i said mama. I'm trying. I'm trying to be true now. Trying to be true be mad everyday to leaked three or four days a week. I'm being true. Trying to hold off with my gangsta proclivity. But i know you praying from anyway. She said on it. That's exactly what. I love you no matter what so in that sense. She definitely was proud. If but her afterlife in various ways including it being at work in my own life even as i continue to fall short. Thank you well dr west. Thanks so much for taking the time here. Inspiration to to to both of us. And i know it's difficult time for you really appreciate your taking a few minutes. Stocked was absolute both of you. Because you all got that light inside a you. That shines the beautiful thing hang excellent. Thank you lit up right now. So let's be contagious on all right. Well thanks dr pretty shaky so much. Yeah thank you so much in aden that happened and and.

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"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

08:01 min | 3 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"But in crucial thing is to be my particular case as a as a case on a continuum with other forms of not just egr dacia not just devaluation but of domination in much thicker form then myself. Have you heard from other professors. Who've who've who've had difficulties over that issue i mean. Obviously it's certainly not be up. There have been other professors at harvard. As you mentioned the no no absolutely absolutely. I mean i in the past Have supported a number of brothers and sisters who not only our in my situation but it much worse situation actually fire. We were actually pushed out on their reputations. Were were were smeared by a number of a people in a very wrong in ugly manner so that the it it it. It's a tough. I mean the sad thing is is a lot of professor at harvard and other places who agree with me privately but won't say mumbling were publicly silence itself becomes a form of complicity in. The miss includes. You know friends and folk. Who don't know me that well but it is what it is. I mean we human beings. Most of us are not known for our courage. It's just not in high supply kademi. I'm sure you all see in journalism. Knowledge true an churches and mosques synagogues and temples and so forth. And so if you really try to be forthright you have a lot of people standing there with you. That's just far for the course she just keep more. Certainly outspokenness is something. You've never had a problem with what. What are your most admirable qualities for sure. That's what's so wonderful about both you are dallas. And does it make you sad. I know that you politically like you have a sense of what happened right. And you are policing potentially in this context of israel criticism which really unfortunately gets dismissed his anti semitism which is totally unfair and totally especially during this time ball. Times always unfair but now when really it is rearing its head again. You have actual antisemitism actual neo-fascism to throw these accusations around lately is just like an incredibly dangerous thing to do but do you also take personally how. How do you manage that That kind of the broader political view. Also just oh. I've been not granted. Tenure by an institution once is that on. Never allow anything to get in the way of my speaking and bearing witness a for any people who are victimized so for example when you actually do have these ugly. Anti jewish forms of hatred and prejudice and attack even murder. Then you have to be right there on frontline gotta be right into bangor and it has nothing to do with other people think that's right. That's what's more he sees Messing with the pittsburgh. You've got to get it head on mess with other gap the hit and france. You have to get it handle at so full but when at the same time you know. Put the charges against you because you are molding. The same principles as it relates the palestinians. You said wait a minute you all die. I'm just trying to be consistent. How come you are not as consistent as you ought to be. And that's what a challenge is made and it's a wanted. Anybody i mean you got in a tally figures known chomsky stanley rana which we can go on and on and on wrestling with this for a long time with the jewish community in by the burning was was viciously attacked for that. You're not. I'll put pressure on bernie because i thought he should have been even stronger in his critique is really occupation and so forth but but he's certainly has been a very important progressive voice in trying to make israel more of fair and just as it relates to palestinian brunson Very close to bernie sanders Model lot of his policies after fdr you openly did so and now obviously he's he lost the primary biden wins and always in the news. Are these stories. About how biden is now the incarnation of of. Fdr's someone who was so close to bernie. What what's been your reaction to that. Well you know. In two thousand and sixteen it was clear that movement around idea by the bernie won the ideological war. Because everybody had to talk about what the young brothers and sisters we're talking about and occupy the add to talk about what quality kind of thing you talk about all of these years. She say they hadn't talked about health care for all and so forth jumped two thousand twenty semi so similarly sell the. I'd always you by. Doesn't milk toes neo liberal centrists. Who always check to see what which way. The wind was blowing He's still got blood on his hands in terms of the for crimes against humanity mass incarceration invasion and occupation of iraq. The unleashing a wall street greed with the repeal of a blast eagle in isreaeli occupation at. He's always been complicitous with. I consider those four crimes against humanity by is associated with each one and put most part is never apologized so now like lbj who. I relief bill i- infrastructure bill by deng about white supremacist. Terrorism biden talking about jim crow. I interesting is justice speechwriters. Or is he actually undergone lbj. Light change and transformation. And i hope that it's the latter. I think that there's a good chance that is the latter. I still remind him on how he used to be. Because people can change. You know people do change. Lbj himself but But at steel when it comes to haiti he steele gets a d. d minus if not a f- you know when it comes to a latin america as a whole when it comes to reigniting a cold war with china and russia. Oh my gosh style is the d. It's dan africa china. I try to be a slightly More charitable greater. But honestly. I know by this so the following on his face so that he still very much ahead of an empire this trying to deal with its own decay and decline very much so but domestically what lbj was that a d. minus i f vietnam. No doubt about that. Same simply so in michigan republican sixty five in so many other instances when it came. Us foreign policy. So when you're looking at it empire both the imperial the imperialism outside of its borders. And then you've got the domestic issues insi- in it's a domestic issue. I think that biden is moving in a decent direction. We'll see how far he really goes last question. You mentioned your mother and so wanted to offer my condolences but also ask you to too few could share the Share some of her lessons and legacy in anything. You want to make sure that people know about her appreciate that yes she really see. I'm just a little small footnote to mondo. Because she was.

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"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

09:11 min | 3 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"This publicly bet right now. How many relatives diseases will be in next year's list. It's we had three or four here right that we know of three. I think it's going to go lower. Yeah we'll see a push. I'll say it's for right right through. We have a great discussion. We're going to talk to dr cornel west. Well dr cornel west is a professor philosopher officer activist. He is a minute and provocative democratic intellectual. He's written twenty books and has edited thirteen. He's best known for his classics race. Matters and democracy matters and for his memoir brother west living and loving out loud his most recent book. A lack prophetic fire offers an unflinching look and nineteenth and twentieth century african american leaders and their visionary legacies last time around when we interviewed him. We guest all the people who Whose names he would mention during the interview. So we're going to try try to do that again. I think we got a couple of time. Yeah they definitely reach gonna reach gonna name four chair. Yep all right you want to go first share. John coltrane was going to do that. Okay go ahead krenz. So it's great one. What if i am like so. Tell us about prints. thanks john. Coltrane prints ernie. You're gonna ask him a bernie question you're capable of not i know i'm gonna say he'll mentioned bernie before i mentioned him and biden fading. I mean those kind of basic ones. But it's been a while. I'm going to go with miles. Davis frederick douglass cicero guthrie german philosopher in there. That's guide iger martin heidegger i'm entering fannie lou. Hamer also right. There's always a hammer there and we say this way we say this Yeah we're both gonna get any lemur. Maybe not heidegger bertone. Brek not a philosopher but good german bricked okay. This'll be cut to us being like so of all the german playwrights. Exactly yeah dr evil. Well this great. Let's let's talk to dot com west. Thank you so much for coming on. Thank you for being the brave person tireless. Person that you are Wanted to start off by talking about what's happening your life in terms of your career and you are on the move. You have stepped away from harvard. Mazal tov and you were going back to union theological seminary so can you tell people why that's happening. Well you know. I've been blessed. Be at a number of different places. I would never say that My situation plight a predicament is in any way quibbling to others you got so many folk catching hale both within the kademi as well as on the ground all around the world even asked one who's been highly blessed you can still disrespected still be devalued. Steel be dismissed and once again same thing twenty years ago two decades later a similar situation in some ways headed back to new york city. This time i it's ridiculous situation in terms of committee recommending a a tenure process and i was tended gail thirty seven years ago university professor at harvard. Which is only twenty one out of fifteen hundred then university professor at princeton seventeen out of thirteen hundred and being ideal just wondering whether you worthy of kenya's such a sick joke. That is nothing worth talking about certain level. You know what i meant reflects a lot of the spiritual and intellectual bankruptcy of the harvards and other places that are so tied into now big money so tied into reputation so tied into the circulation of a certain sense of spectacle rather than serious substance and series focused on teachers and teaching and focus especially on students and so it is what it is. You know you just got keeping much better. You're going to be in a much better city where true to talk new york city dass clubs and a lot of other places in union. Seminary always been my institution. Home is no doubt about it. You had some some Some tough words for them. You saw an interview where he said you know. Harvard has done actually done very well. In terms of bringing in people different people in different colors and gender at high level into the administration but it does not yet translate on the ground in terms of faculty. Was it a a dispute about something that would said politically. I mean what. What's the nature of what was going on there. It's good question. Because i never received an answer. You know i'd ask the harvard administration. Why would you say that. My tenure process would be so fraught and would be so controversial. I just want to know. is they think. I'm from to ole bent. you know. that's plausible. But then i'm giving a gift for lecture which is a You all know somewhat like a nobel prize equivalent philosophy john. Dewey william james upper north. Why it on awesomeness tau philosophical figures. I'll be delivering note. Those elections in scotland. So they still think. I have something to say as an older brother. You who that mean you all still think bigger could be could be. Aided all could be academics because of with two books at yale in nineteen eighty-four. You'd think with twenty two books later all that would be controversial so it had to be politics. I don't think it was my love support by the bernie. Either though the only issue that would make any sense to me is the issue that has been at the center of earlier professors who would deny promotion which is a palestinian calls. We've had three professors who've been denied. Tenure positions based on that particular issue in my hunch is as faculty adviser to palestinian students. And as you know so shaded with jewish current which is of course the grand progressive institutions within the jewish community is highly critical of disraeli. Activation and so for the desks desks the hypothesis. That makes the most sense to me now is viciously attacked by other jonas steinberg. Know the rabbi there at hill and so forth and so i got a chance to steal with him and We had a wonderful dinner to our dinner when he was saying. I scared to talk. He said man emailed it. I've never received in. So when i read it in the crimson. Just call him up right away. We have wonderful dinner. We agree to disagree in this in this regard but I do think that it's an issue that we have to hit head on and i. I'm convinced that the people in high places at harvard in Establishmentarian sites that don't wanna robust Honest candid conversation about the suffering of palestinians under occupation and the history of very state of israel itself in terms of ways in which not just as great democratic elements in it does have democratic ellen's. I'd be first to note dislike. The united states has also some some barbaric elements in terms of ethnic cleansing and in terms of apartheid like conditions at present on the west bank. And you have to be honest about that and seems to be going. We've got a long way to go to having serious conversation about that issue and of course weber go. I'm not going to stop talking about any form. Will pressure domination. Could be tibet. You could be sub saharan up. it could be morocco's occupation it could be india's occupation a whole host of other occupations all wrong all of all of them. I consider crimes against humanity. You had a very strong not surprisingly letter of support from graduate students one hundred signed on the letter condemning harvard for not enthusiastically. Extending you tenure. Yeah notice true. Did support has been magnificent and has been across. The pool is a black white arab jewish catholic protestant agnostics marxist non mars latitudinarian across the board. It's been a beautiful thing to witness. But in crucial thing is to be my particular case as a as a case on a continuum with other forms of not just.

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"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

05:03 min | 3 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Is that what this is. Yeah i mean overcomes personal problems getting script. So it's like it's like it's like the james whale movie a little bit but like not as not as trippy. That type of is alcoholic writer day. Yeah i mean he's an alcoholic he also has gal. That was the best part about it. That it tackled. Gout vedder overcomes drinking problem in go to penn citizen kane yeah after the sadly jumps out of a window and kills people could make it into some minute. That's actually. this is what we should do. You're not gonna. You have to guess whether i'm telling the truth or not adjacent the black messiah okay. I have not seen me neither. But i really wanted to see. I've heard it's really good and it's about judas who as we all know killed indirectly killed christ the actual judas life. It's the last hours of christ's life. I'm going to guess you're lying about this. I don't think it's set the time of. I'm going to not send the crime christ. Okay is it about. I'll give you this much. Is it about fred. Hampton fred hampton. I heard about this. I'm sorry. I cheated so sounded the middle. I have to admit. I've seen that's a debilitating medical condition movie right. Yeah it's when you hear tonight. It's about tonight s right. I think it's it's about a guy who plays the drums to and he doesn't have insurance to pay for it. Is that yeah fixing his ears dictating cochlear. Implants or something like that. So it's it's it's sad said medical condition movie even worse than out the father. What could that be about mankiewicz. It's about banco at saw there. Yeah we're going to. That's not what it's about. Is it about an abusive wealth. And you wanna give some hints. It used to be a play. And it's anthony hopkins and olivia colman in a room. Oh it's one of those used to be a play way. But what do they do in that room. Okay good question play. Dominos slowly go insane die of disease whose closer math closer what is it. What's answer father with dementia. That was good now. This okay. We finally found the way to play this game. I think yeah. I don't think. I don't think i enjoyed that movie. I didn't enjoy it. How many debilitating medical conditions we have. I'll yeah well we don't really know so do we. What would we count alcohol kelly. Okay there's an heart condition in minority. Yes that's for. I mean these are just the ones that we know of for not having seen it. Yeah okay what's nomad land about. Debris enjoy that. Okay so all. Right matt wilson. You have it. We're going to each put our theory out there right to me all right nomad lands. It's basically the story of three generations of no-man's like in medieval times or or like. Well it actually time travel so the region is medieval then we moved to the renaissance and then all the way up to today so if this were the eighties. Yeah i would say. Nomad land would be like a space movie or maybe like a medieval adventurer like swords and killing movie given. This is twenty twenty one. I'm gonna guess it. No madeleine describes a depressing place that is common in modern life. So is that either like the dating scene or it live in syria. Where it's like a or like the the sort of militarized Extra national place where people were immigrants or die or not. My migrants are dying or something like that Neither it's neither headed. It's kind it's post. Its post great recession. Post grapes homelessness. Is it homelessness. I was gonna guess homelessness for. I swear i was wondering doorman loses everything and lives in invest travels around. I swear it's going to okay so it like no plot but it was awesome but you saw it saw or useful idiot sought. That allowed shine not. Have you really not qualified to me. And it's so so you're saying it's about it's about people who lost everything after the crash and just stuff just sucks after. That doesn't necessarily something. I kind of after watching. I want to go live in a van and go to these cool living in van yet. So you homeless. If you're living in a van. I guess you're say their house lewis house this house but it's not depressing not really okay. Well let's we loved it then. We loved it. Yeah it wasn't depressing. We thought it'd be depressing but then actually wound up being really fun and find it that lineup of movies though mean jesus what. What's this publicly bet right now. How many relatives diseases will be in next year's list. It's we had three or four here right that we know of three. I think it's going to go lower..

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"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

07:15 min | 3 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"Hundreds of thousands of people on social media. Now prancer the haunted victorian child in the body of a small dog that hates men and children has found a home with aerial davis at thirty six year old resident of new haven connecticut. She brought prancer home last week according to his newly created instagram instagramcom. Yeah i read the article. I connected to it and i was like you know what why not. I'll just send their children while i guess so. Yeah like the source. of course. yeah so while while rescue dog. Ads can be notorious for euphemisms about problematic behaviors prancers vira listing did not sugar coat his shortcomings of which there are many. He hates men. Heats children heats dog hates cats. You nervous and fearful and poorly socialized. I've tried to for the last several months to post this dog for him and make sound palatable. The problem is he's just not the ad read. There's not a very big market for neurotic. Man-hating animal hating children hating dog. That look like gremlins that is so you're really setting them up for failure by the way that is a fucked up thing to do. Also it's a boy named sue tub. I guess so. Yeah you're gonna get make a boy. Talk yes i believe so. Yeah yeah the ad goes have to believe there's someone out there for prancer because i'm tired and so is family. Every day we live in the grips of them of the demonic chihuahua hellscape he has created in our home. If you own a chihuahua you probably know what i'm talking about. He's literally the chihuahua. Memed that describes them as being fifty percent hate and fifty percents terrible. If you're intrigued and horrified at how this animal sounds already just wait. There's more prancer came to me obese wearing a cashmere sweater with a bacon egg and cheese stuffed in his crate with him. I should have known that moment. This will be a problem why he sounds happy. Why would you say that he was owned by an elderly woman who treat him like a human and never socialized him sprinkle in a little genetic predisposition of being nervous and you've concocted and erotic mess aka rancher. His first week he was terrified to have a personality. What this person towns psychotic by the way as awful as it sounds. I kind of liked him better that way. He was quiet and just lay on the couch. Don't didn't bother anyone. Say this is seem. Come out of his shell and become a real dog. I'm convinced at this point. He is not a real dog. But more like a vessel for traumatize taurean. Dial that now on our home snow now okay. Now we've got like a body transferred joke going on. Yeah right instead of instead of pelosi inside pants. We've got victorian traumatized victorian child inside a chula. Yes but he does have good traits. Ready so what good. Trade is loyal beyond belief although to tell you a secret. His complex is really just a facade for his fear. If someone tried to kill you i can guarantee he would run away screeching but as far as companionship. You will never be alone again. He likes to go for car rides. he's house broken. He knows a few basic commands and non destructive when left alone at home and even though we call him baloney faced. He's kind of cute to look at. He also smiles. When he's excited. His ideal home would be with a single woman. A mother and daughter or a lesbian couple. You can't live in an apartment or condo. Unless you want him to ankle bite your neighbors. We already addressed the menu and children situation. If you have people over he would have to be put away like a vacuum. I know finding someone who wants to chucky doll. Dog's body is hard. But i have to try. I guess it's look. It's uplifting story about salesmanship bread. So yeah i guess so. Yeah try to lie about the thing. Just go the other direction. Just tell tell the the brutal honesty honesty that might actually work and apparently he was adopted by a lesbian. The tweet from npr was good news. Prancer the thirteen pan gremlin she wa wa who hates men and children and was described as a vessel for trump. Victorian child has been adopted by thirty six year old single lesbian and connecticut. That i think says it all. That's a that's an uplifting story it so that was the groups this week stuff. Yeah great stuff. Three talking about the oscars. Yeah definitely yeah. I didn't watch it you now. Apparently nobody else did either. Just over eight million viewers and it was eighteen million last year and it's been kind of steadily declining so it's not just the pandemic thing. This is matt man. And i are doing one of those things where we feel like. We're more qualified to talk about it than people who actually watched. Because we're not biased. We can be objective right. We're being objective of what we didn't watch. Yeah so okay. So nobody was the oscars are few people watch the oscars and then one of the suggestions that you will about why the audience went down. Because nobody's seen the movies that ran for consideration. So i don't think i saw any of the movies that were up for consideration this year. Did you. well did. I let see did i did. We just capsule reviews of the movies that we didn't really care. Yeah what's minority about okay. Let's guess it's either. You can get that one. Yeah now august next. It's not an illustrated. It's not a pick that pixar movie about a delightful creature from another world because that would be happy. Alright it's depressing somehow. Actually not so much. A minority means no korean water salary. It's a korean word. Yes so it's about a. It's a sad immigrant. Movie a friend of mine. And i once there as their only only like five movies like good-looking empires dragons and shit weightlifters underpants severance. I can't remember the fifth one is but this is a Ingram me right. But somehow through the the the mutual support and loving Kinship of their difficult but At times but ultimately rewarding family relationships they managed to get through an engaged an appreciation of american culture. Yeah i think so. I mean but also the demaim worries about their sunday heart condition. He's frequently told not to run due to that. Okay i think the fifth the fifth thing did have something to do with devastating medical conditions. Remember so there's a devastating medical condition and maybe devastating. Yeah what's make okay. Manque is here's the thing to me. Here's what's interesting to me. It's a netflix movie. That much i know. And i do know it's also with gary. Oldman it is citizen kane related. Oh so it's it's it's a. It's a mega thing. Exactly now. But the old mankiewicz not not not the not the middle What's the young man quits. 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"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

08:34 min | 3 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

"You know what. Bill de blasio unless you unless we hear from you come on the show you coward and let us know. Are we right do you. Are you a serial killer. How many how many groundhogs are there. How many are there under your bed. Probably would hello. And welcome to useful idiots. I'm one of your host katie helper and i met toby also host right the other one. Yeah yeah we have a lot that we're gonna be doing this week. We have a great show. Dr cornel west who's amazing. Yeah right great. Great guests great person return. He was one of our better. I think in the last year or so and so it's going to be going to be really interesting conversation. He's been in the middle of a lot of interesting stuff lately. So we're gonna ask them all and we get a lot of news to get to get through it. just get to it. Yeah all right so thorpe. four groups. democrats like republicans. Isn't that weird. Isn't that terrible. So democrats suck. I was really torn between a couple of things on the one hand. The news that the biden administration is try is hoping to allocate eighty billion more dollars to the irs in order to significantly jack up the number of audits deeply annoying number reasons. The irs has budget is think only about twelve billion dollars a year. So they what they're really trying to compensate for the fact that they don't collect tax it all on companies like bank of america or facebook or or google not to any significant degree. They're gonna make up for that by adding staff to do audits on people basically which is annoying. We have to see how that plays out. I don't know that that felt. They haven't done it yet so i think we have to wait till that moment on the other hand. This other thing. I think is kind of more dow up our alley. Direct locating the bernie bro with the yangjiang. It's become a significant feature of coverage of yang for those who aren't familiar we. We've talked about this. Many times in the show but the there with the sanders campaign at various junctures sort of democratic strategists and people who are involved in messaging the various campaigns. They played this idea that the sanders followers were threatening violent aggressive racist. Whatever matthias advantage odgen in this became an issue that bernie had to respond to the campaign constantly right and meanwhile you know a corresponding lack of of attention. You're though there were almost exactly symbol of even say worse situations candidates because they were there. Were paid trolls right. We were all all the bernie people. I know trust me. We were doing the love of our goods within our hearts hearts. Have all that racist and xenophobic cams for free. Yeah yeah there. There were patriots for other candidates other. Yeah which will you know. Smoke about another -nother doing this again with yang and it's it's coming from a couple of places it's coming from Some of his other opponents democratic opponents and yeah and it's all for mayor of new york city but then it's also Lots and lots of stories that are being pitched to major news outlets about this. And i just wanna look at a couple of them concern. They're just so annoying. The new york times andrew yang looking for endorsement offends gay democratic club Participants describe mr jiang's remarks as offensive saying that even members of the club wanted to discuss politics policy issues. You mentioned gay bars. And then if you can just go down and read a little bit of the peace injure yang the former presidential candidate leading contender for mayor of new york. City met with prominent. Lgbt democratic political organization wednesday to seek its endorsement. it did not go particularly well in an interview. With stonewall democratic club of new york city mister yang cited game members of his staff is apparent evidence of his openness to the club's concerns expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of visiting the cubbyhole. A story new york lesbian bar participant said he proactively talked about resurrecting. The city's pride march but failed to pace a hit sufficient heat more substantive issues. They were actually concerned about including homelessness and affordable housing according to limited public polling as well as private polling mr yang research. The front of the mayoral pack fueled by his name recognition and celebrity status as well as his cheery demeanor and optimistic. Discussion of the city's future But in the past you struggled with issues of tone. His presidential campaign has been trailed by allegations of a bro culture. In one of his own books he admits to having named his pectoral muscles lex and rex. And there's another thing about how woman now running for matinee manhattan borough president has claimed mr yang has discriminated her and the basis of gender allegations that he has consistently denied so hard to know what to make of that. It's kind of weird. They don't name the woman she's anonymous or something by -ssume that i don't know what do they linked to. Who had actually forget you can open the. It's weird right. It's kind of weird. Well i understand what it while you do that for for a press organization anytime you can avoid somebody in any in any situation where somebody might be upset about something. Okay okay weird. But they do link to it. And i still can't do it kimberly. Watkins all right i- lawyers for you and jim freedom dividend recipient when he fired me. Okay the club. I'm just gonna read a little bit. More club is arguably the leading. Lgbtq club outside. Lgbt club in new york city according to christine quinn. New york city's first openly gay city council speaker. It's member she said are politically sophisticated yet. Mister yang's appearance struck those members as pandering in tone-deaf according to interviews video and a copy of the common tenfold during the ritual meeting. Why i just got to say christine. Quinn is wanted to talk. Because she slammed cynthia nixon as a redhead lesbian as if she had she had the monopoly on that she also used to be really cool christine quench. She was like with act up. You know the kind of radical gay rights aids awareness group larry kramer's part of and now and then she totally sold that totally boring and defended bloomberg during a press conference. Press conference yeah. She refused to speak because someone called. Bloomberg pharaoh oh my god so it's a little bit hypocritical is what you're saying. Yeah yeah also. She should applaud that. Because it's i just realized it's anti anti semitic because you're calling a jewish guy farrow. They weren't so shout out to the people said that. Yeah the bloomberg critics. Those are just too many of those folks. Bloomberg needs to be insulated from criticism. You have a platform that you can use it to frank. Yeah then there's a story that just came out New york city merrill candidate yang and his loyal gang under fire for attacking foes online and then says of all the mayoral candidates. Andrew injury is the only one with a legitimate claim to having his own gang and while it has advantages it also it is also cast yang in a harsh light at sign at times. I hate this way of doing a news story. Because what you're essentially saying is it's a story that someone has said something about somebody right. You're making it like he's guilty of something because somebody said something Using that kind of passive voice it has cast yance sort of like removes. The idea that you're actually part of this by calling attention to it anyway. It has cast. Yeah yeah raised allegations wrestle or you know. Highlights concerns that kind of thing. It's it's a totally fictional way of creating a new story at nothing and it all fits then all you do. It fits into that narrative. Establish it every. Other story and isolated event is then plugged into this trend and larger narrative. Yeah which created or somebody like me not like me other the yang. We do get him on the show in fact yang. Where are you. We pressured you i did. I tweeted at the yang yang. And i said if andrew yang didn't come on the show they were bunch of powerless. Something's use the slur. Didn't use a slur although i should have because apparently that's what they respond to..

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"cornel west" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

03:09 min | 9 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

"We have to be improvisational when adaptable but improvisational is not just opportunities you have to have certain kinds of disciplines that are the basis of improvisation by disciplines. What i mean is being able to build on. What has been bequeathed to you. That is useful. That is insightful. To bill on the best has been quick to you so that you get that dialectic between innovation and tradition but in creativity and anesthesia prizes. Whitehead needs to say nothing novel. This holy novel. Never burke with add of course that nothing old is wholly obsolete that we're all locked into our various traditions to build on and so when it comes to citizen saying okay. I've got to make a choice between. Let's say dealing with trump who i'm over against but not crazy about biden and you say well this coalitions where it is coming together and this forms of remaining to one another that acknowledged the difference but still acknowledged that together were able to achieve certain in the united states Creating a coalition with the soviet union to a crush a gangster name hit the. You know all anticommunist propaganda. That was in place in the thirties yet. For good reason styling was the gang. But he was thug but without stalin's army and the us army and of course russians lost about twenty million in the war. We lost about four hundred thousand in the war. So you know who bore most of the price in that way. But without the communist and capitalist without russians in the united states coming together they would never have crushed. Hitler where you see. That's that's that's what it is being improvisational. You had to adapt that you don't have to tell lies about stalling and say all of a sudden. He's my ally and he's got a wonderful social system and now he's crushing do as well as the killing the killing his close friends and so forth and so on also supporting some liberation movements around the world which which was worth noting but he still against the but we need his alliance. We must create alliance with him and people do this all the time when they really honest with themselves. You know what i do. And but i do wonder you know we talking about life thirty years ago and when i was a grad student at harvard in one of the things that happened during my tenure there was the berlin wall came down right. I mean the war was gonna end at any one moment. You might pick that moment and there. Is this feeling that you know history. Had more or less entered. A new equilibrium phase. Democracy would be everywhere. And we'd all have mcdonald's on every in every country and it hasn't quite worked out that way now we're worried that yo- in the western hemisphere democracy has lost some steam. That people are more susceptible to saying well. The government doesn't listen to me..

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"cornel west" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

03:13 min | 9 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

"John do is the greatest public philosopher and the history of the american empire. knees behind. norman. Thomas will bernie. Sanders is part of tradition of norman. Thomason gene debs and company in of the king junior and when he got to call for a nobel prize he said. I'll give it to me. Give it the norman. Thomas at my own book radical king when i publish kings essay bravest man i have met who martin luther king no somebody brave it in him. He says oh shoot. I'll fall short. The bravest man i ever met was norman. Thomas black man who known to be the bravest one of the greatest visionary free flies the twentieth century to manila manella. Norman thomas fiber the catholic princeton. What is going on well. You know like bernie sanders. In the nineteen twenties thirties forties fifties. He dies sixty eight same year than martin. Debbie is much older than martin of course That he manifest this unbelievable attempt to keep track of the background conditions of us elections not just the elections himself in the background. Conditions meant he had to have critiques incorporating. the he had to head critiques. A big money donors. He had to have critiques of knows occupied move mccall's one percent and he got in a lot of trouble. You went to jail so many times you couldn't even cow couldn't even count but we meet exemplars. I mean this is important point on making nobody that You have to have exemplary figures movements institutions a yet to have people have to be able to see remember that line and contrary to reason about page one seventy seven in the camps smear translation. He said the examples all the gold card of judgment examples of the go part of judge judgment that we make practical judgments that we make their style would call fro nieces practical wisdom that we exercise our deeply shaped by the examples that we have in our minds and much to the mrs kat anybody's upsets with rules on little castilian moment there. We said well you can appeal to a rule. The teach you how to apply a that. I think you reach a point where you have to intervene with some bedrock wisdom that edge that allows us to help get rules following off the ground. That's right bernie. Sanders example is a very interesting one to consider because the democratic primary this year. For those of you. Who are listening to this podcast. One hundred years from now we had a primary election to choose the nominee joe biden who has the least objectionable candidate in many ways one and one of the challenges of democracy is at some point..

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"cornel west" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

03:05 min | 9 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

"Of listening and yet even as you listen. You got the critically filter what you hear because everything you hear is not worthy of acceptance and that's where again answerability sits at the center. Louis armstrong did not like charlie park. Now you know. Louis armstrong is the genius genius. He was wrong is wrong. It's two left shoes a new way. Would i stein a quantum mechanics. Will god play dice with the universe. Okay albertson's let's see. Let's see let's see the evidence says maybe you to spinoza and he's holding holding on too much. Whatever whatever whatever leaning towards your blind spot. But we know einstein to be. The great great is that he was just didn't have a monopoly on truth even no one does and it's funny. No one of the first one of my favorite of my early episodes of this podcast was with wynton marsalis and i kept wanting to ask him about music but he wanted to talk about america and i see like i think you finally answered the question for me in my mind. About what the connection is there between jazz or pre group performance. It could be basketball right. It doesn't need to be jazz and democracy that sort of bottom up teamwork secretaries in the right place except other people's roles kinds of things and you have a name for it and you wrote a book. Democracy matters where you talk about the tragicomic tradition that goes into democracy which is a little bit which is not something. I read in a lot of political theory books. So you expand on that a little bit. Yeah no it's true. It's true you know. I was blessed like you to a good time with magnificent teachers Those were mentioned before the nose enrolls putnam goodman's inclined rodrick. I martha news bombs and other but at princeton. I was blessed to study with. V greatest political theorist of democracy. The twentieth centuries name is sheldon s. wollen and his notion of fugitive democracy. That democracy is not so much in institutional arrangement but rather it is an episodic and fugitive expression of the visions and demands of those who are dominated and for the most part they will be crushed for the most part they will be monitoring alive for the most part. They will be devalued in dishonored. A legacy will be one in which people will be able to remember their vision. I mean it's like you know shelly. And calling for philosophic philosophical view of reform way back in the eighteen teams. You know he's calling for universal suffrage women's frigid. And what have you. They wouldn't get killed until the twentieth century where he's ahead of his time. He's not alone..

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"cornel west" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

05:15 min | 9 months ago

"cornel west" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

"Homophobia. White supremacists of any. SORT. We asked this in the name. Of something grander. than us. Based on the witness of those who came before let us hold hands. Let it allow our souls to be. In of A wave of solidarity against fascism all around the world. And if they think, they can crush crush us like cockroaches. Let us bring back like grasshoppers. And Fly. Like. Butterfly. In the name of those who came before no matter what. We are up against at the moat. And of course for me. In the name of Jesus. Muslim brothers, sisters name allow my Jewish. Brothers and sisters in the name of Y'all lay. Buddhist. In Fellowship Buner. All of those other religious traditions with prophetic juices and possibilities, but it's a ecumenical prayer against fascism and nihilism and Hubris and imperialism. Any ISM. That loses. Sight. Of the human dignity and sanctity. Made in the image. Of a loving God. How I say Yes to that. Too All that We've never closed an episode of rumble with a prayer. This is the first and and I think no more appropriate moment. Because, we are our backs are to the wall. And we are up against. Viciousness. And if the viciousness prevails this week a future. That is so dark. We don't even want to think about it. Thank you, Dr Cornell last. For those words. For that vision. Of country we could possibly live in. We are hours away. From. Those polls closing depending on when you're listening to this we're. Seventy two, year, forty, eight. Your twelve hours away. And we don't know. Exactly. What? Will Happen. But I do know that we have the power in her hands to make something happen. And I encourage all of you. To get out there and do what needs to be done and be ready to do it needs to be done in the days and weeks after the election. Dr West Cornell. Thank you for your love in generosity. And your fight. In, your sacrifice. Your willingness to sacrifice even more if that's what it takes. I speak on behalf of people listening to this. We are. We are so grateful that you're in this world. And we get to share it with you. And I know you feel that about us. and. We'll just we'll leave it at them. Thank you my friend. I could lovey my brother, love you. You till. Had bless your family and loved ones. They strong and but we go make it through we make it through. We are I I accept no other option. I I reject I reject all other options. Only option is we are going to make it through. Ego, and then we'll see we'll see what we do with that. Like Ella Fitzgerald less be Hung Muhammad I leave rather. Good to me feels giving me. All right Dr Cornel West thank you on behalf of rumble. This is Michael Moore everybody everybody. We're in this together..

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What we'll remember from the 2020 Biden convention

Democracy Now! Audio

06:18 min | 1 year ago

What we'll remember from the 2020 Biden convention

"For more on Biden's speech. In this week's historic virtual Democratic convention we're joined by two guests in Massachusetts Dr. Cornel. West with a professor of the practice of public. Philosophy at Harvard. University author of numerous books including race matters and black prophetic fire. His new podcast called the tight rope in two thousand Seventeen Cornell Westwood's in Charlottesville with. Neo Nazis stormed the campus he and other clergy members were protected by anti-fascists from the mob white supremacists and in Baltimore Maryland were joined by Ben Jealous Precedent people for the American way former president of the ACP. He ran for governor of Maryland in two thousand eighteen we welcome you both to democracy. Now, Ben Jealous congratulations on your new position as head of people for the American way. Why don't you start off by responding to this week's Democratic convention your thoughts on. Where the two now nominees the. President not presidential nominee, Joe Biden and historic a selection of Kamla Harris, to be his running away their positions and how. They represent what you do or not. Theme this convention was really one of unity. This was a time. When we have to come together to defeat a president, who is the most evil the most corrupt than any of us have seen and That says a lot. It also was the time we saw two two nominees who we as progressives. No, we can work with. Kamla. Sister who introduced her Maya. The former head of the ACLU of northern. California. Kamo ran for D. A. and much more conservative time and yet did so as outspoken opponent of the death penalty who then held her ground early in term when she was tested, would an officer was killed an the entire liberal establishment northern California came down on her and she said the death penalty is wrong period. Tremendous Kirch and Joe Biden who Bernie himself said is poised to be the most progressive presidents since FDR. And so while it's not Bernie. And while maybe it's not somebody else someone hope for what we do know is that these are people that we can work with. These are people who their best represent our best values literally the daughter of civil rights activists, the sister of a civil rights lawyer who are self told me fifteen years ago she became a prosecutor because it wasn't enough to just fight the power. We also had to hold the POW. And I've seen her act courageously. So I'm I'm very hopeful and I have no doubt that we can work with. Joe. Like addy who spoke so beautifully, and that was the true highlight for me. I believe that we must move towards Medicare for all I also believe that Joe Biden will take us further in that direction certainly. Donald. Trump and frankly further than most presidents that that that we have an opportunity here to move things in the right direction again and as organizers. That's the most important thing to get out of any presidential election is a president that you can move in the right direction. and Professor Cornel West your reaction to this week in the positions of the Democratic candidates for president if I president. Day My points of reference really are the freedom dreams that we just heard from zoom commodores and genius Lionel Richie. Of Ella, Baker, who was invoked by brother Biden and the first sentence. Of his speech the Alabama who was a revolutionary L. A. Baker who was working on the mass party organizing committee would offer annoy the Great William Kuntsler for actually working for third parties because he thought, she thought that the two party system was so decrepit and then also to Curtis Mayfield that they've been playing over and over again, the move on up but you got to move on from poverty. And in order to do it, you gotTa Talk About Poverty. If you go move on from Wall Street greed and Wall Street crimes, you gotTa talk about, Wall Street Green Wall, street cry go move on up from the Pentagon militarism around the world you gotTa talk about it. Those are the taboo issues that we don't get serious wrestling with. So when you really. Talk about the soul of America, the battle for the soul of America much of that so has been evacuated by the Pentagon, cry greed and the Wall Street greed and the inability of the police and other institutions at treat black people and Brown people, Indigenous People as human beings so I agree with brother. Ben. In terms of being part of an anti fascist coalition. That I think we're forced to vote for buying, but we're not going to lie about buying. WE'RE NOT GONNA lie about Harris. We're going to tell the truth about their. Captivity and their. Refusal to hit Pentagon money spending and militarism around the world at Wall Street, green and. Speak substantively to issues of poverty you can have massive protests all around the country, the largest in the history of country, you can have brother Barbara. Assisted theorist talking about poverty, and then when you get to the convention, you get this spectacle that has nothing to do with wrestling with poverty. I think court breath corey was the only one that even talk about it for the most part none of the major figures did thank God that Bernie thank God LLC. Got A little ninety minutes as opposed Republic Ninety Second Major. Sometimes. Ninety seconds, Ninety seconds so that I you know I'm I'm with Ben in terms of we got the vote for Biden but never ever lying about him and not coming to terms with the fact that. This moment with the decline and fall of the American empire it looks as if the system is unable to generate enough energy to seriously reform itself, it remains sanitized superficial. We getting Lawrence Wealth bubbles rather than prince the revolution I want to go to the Princess Revolution Concert I walk fundamental change.

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"cornel west" Discussed on Future Perfect

Future Perfect

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Future Perfect

"To the infra days Ideas and. The clash of ideas whereas checkoff is in the courtroom, commonplace is everyday life, and then steady a Kamenz misery, the wrestling with that good morning heartache blue like pain is a little bit different. That's not rush. Golden Coffee is. Only edge committed something on run. Is this every day that check as those? Elements shot through every day. That's why he's a comic and they'll see is a tragic writer. You see I think I need to read some checkoff after this call all you on John Nobody likes nobody likes. Let's close by. I want just talk about the importance of hope versus optimism. This is something people are really hungry for right now and you define optimism as rational and evidence-based, whereas hope is for you, an act of courage and imagination that looks beyond what the existing circumstances tell us we can be optimistic for so for you. What roles do hope in optimism plane now in this situation where the pandemic requires an emphasis on evidence, but so much feels a noble and demands this very high level of hope from us. One is that we must accent the crucial role that science must play. Science has as scientific temperament, not designed to method because the method can become dogmatic, too. But. The temperament is forever socratic forever, questioning based on evidence, but evidence is never fully determined it always under determined to some degree, so science must plagued fundamental role with there are certain issues it. Science at South is relatively helpless about. In that has to do with. The meaning of life. why is it something rather than nothing? When not committed suicide tomorrow? Why do you love in this way? Why are you so attached to your Mama? When you know she's wrong, so many issues, but you take a bullet for her end armed. With anybody! You. Don't measure your Mama based on difficult. On a love as the kind of evidence, but that love cut so much deeper. Is this Cerro? It's not a cerebral in that way. But we had to be able to. Now's the roles that each one of these clay, and so when you talk about hope for me, I mean optimism for me has never been an option. Re Can Dev- great bulk air. Oft Gone Bengals in. The world alone has always been long gone because too much suffering in the world though she asked about that. You know you've got. Young kids at two years old. Not just dying, but the killed by dogs so forth, and so on so many human beings live lives of so much wasted potential. You can now get it back. All think of all the African bones and bodies that at the bottom of Atlantic Ocean. Would slave trade, so we go on and on and on you know me. Do his mother's sisters in the concentration camps that yes, in Germany, but a whole his Brahms. Tax and so forth sewer kitchen of on on the Roma. Dollars, India, what have you? Can Optimism for me adver. But. Hope is something house if he because hope. Is Not speculatory Oh is participatory already in the mess you in front? What are you going to do? Hope is a for as much as virtue. Hope is as much a consequence of your action as it is a source of your action is. Always says so that hope is something that you find in your immersion. And you decide you gonNA. Fight it till the end. No matter what when you say, hope is also a consequence of your action. Do you mean that by choosing to act now in this incredibly stressful time with integrity with accountability with responsibility? Our actions themselves can nurture and fuel hope else. Steph eloquently put exactly. Hope is about everybody trying to contribute to the pushing the motion, the momentum, the movement, four something better better the good beautiful. Truth from myself as a religious person, the Holy God. A would if you're not in motion, you're respecting well. It doesn't seem to me like you're being a spectator these days one new project ICU engaged in. Is UN professor Tricia rose? Have this new podcast tight rope. It's called. That's true the one and only. TRICIA out. She's extraordinaire we've had a good time. We're taking off on Thursday with. Does This Day oh see? I'm telling you interview Tristesse. Something is true. Tell them witness bands, justice, seeking, but also joy. Joy What we do you got to find. Joy In spreading has said. Spending has is always just a negative burden. You're not going to be a long distance. You'd spread for a little while. Go back into the norm in the in you suffer from the conformity complacency into cowardliness. We associated with the mainstream. It just was defeated and being well adjusted the injustice. Now now now we're talking about a joy that will sustain you over against the grain. Until the worms get you by. That's what we're talking about. In this particular podcast, and it is attempt to broaden the discourse. Get beyond the two-party dialogue. Get beyond the liberal versus conservative, but also he track of the arts, the centrality of the arts is in charge of the moral centrality of the of the spiritual and beautiful, local, weak-kneed, live each other up, indeed it. It has been up lifting to be in conversation with you, too. I really appreciate you taking time to be with us in our listeners. Thanks so much. You salutes enough this job..

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"cornel west" Discussed on Future Perfect

Future Perfect

07:30 min | 1 year ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Future Perfect

"Exact, the opposite. So centralism at best reminds US responsibility answerability accountability at the center, but that also means what. is going to be paying. Very painful because we are really responsible and accountable yourself. In all your thoughts be some public private as very tough. It's favorite difficult. Do you think that responsibility today in our current situation is inevitably going to have to do with solidarity, both in terms of social, distancing to prevent the pandemic from spreading in terms of solidarity of protests, maybe ally ship between non Black Americans and Black Americans oh. Absolutely absolutely have to have solidarity all the way down and for me. It's just fundamentally humans. I'm not sure I like the language allies. With John. Brown and The Black Freedom Movement probably gave his life and his sons. Allies kind of belittle his his sacrifice. You know what I mean Issue was not an ally to King Junior. There were two brothers wondering the Jewish tradition from electrons traditional came together human, being the name of integrity honesty. Decency I WANNA be a decent human being, and I understand that my Jewish tradition to be decent is being solidarity. People who are suffering. Indigenous, peoples it could be. Going on I mean whoever. Is a human decision that you're making same as true as a straight brother is my just an ally when it come to games, rather than less isn't. I WANNA. Be a decent people. I WanNa make a person I want to make sure that humanity is being affirmative. They're being mistreated. I've got to speak out. It sounds like you really believe in the power of broad coalitions absolute. We don't have. We all going down. Because they'll divide and conquer. would be weaker, feeble and win. The backlash, said San. It is going to set in the right wing white backlash. Ask the neo-fascist tramp. Now a will be weaker will be more feeble, so we must have. Human Solidarity with the Political and Ideological Lens in place, but also the moral and spiritual lens that allow us to make contact with each other as human beings, even as we have full politically. Let me ask you this. Is the pandemic weakening or strengthening white supremacy is both both same time. Tell me. Because on the one hand. It is revealing does how ugly? The combination of a capitalism driven by wall. Street greed and the collapse of so much of the civic life in public life. And so people are not just polarized, but they're also gains derived well one of the long traditions in America. You're going to join a game. Join a game for protection. White Supremacy Is We've seen increase was from his activity. The rights of comes being increased is. Is just beautiful. This just chested. Marvelous militancy. brothers and sisters of all colors, Bash Lee, young brothers, and and one more largely Annella. They, have been Americanized, bother music that they listened to by the culture that they're exposed to be also awakened in terms of the lives at their parents have told them about America and about black people so for that's increase. We've got both happening simultaneously. Art Turbulent Times also said fascinating times to live. There's a kind of paradoxical relationship going on absolute. You've mentioned a couple of times. The predatory capitalism that you've often diagnosed in the US to what extent do you think that America's fixation on capitalism on prioritizing reopened economy has mess stop bar national response to this pandemic. You tried to tell a story of Democracy Madison almost twenty years ago. You know I could already see the market fundamentalism taken over. I could see militarism taking over and the Thornton isn't taking over. And the connection between. The eight hundred military bases around the world The united, states has that's what it is to have an empire. AFRICOM that's expanding in Africa. The suburban counter activity, going on a Latin America, that's what it is evident, but it's silent in the sense that our press won't say a word about it. In. The politicians have a bipartisan support. Most of the democratic politics still support the big military increase a trump as much their anti-trump others fears. He said so. You get this bipartisan support to. Of that kind of imperial policy, see the same thing with Wall Street domination up the economy. And therefore what is required is some kind of strong presence of visible choices that tells America the truth about it self. that the bomb that we drop. In in in the Middle East bombed, we drop in. Asia Lan in the United States. Fifty, three cents of every dollar goes the military budget, so we got forty seven cents to deal with education healthcare job with living wage adequate housing, so we're already that one. On around our backs before we even had a discourse on the crisis in our society. so that the militarism cannot be separated from domestic policy. Is The with Martin game was pointing out. That's one reason why they killed. He understood. It reminds me of when he said. I am not going to segregate my moral interests. What's happening in Vietnam from what's happening in America right? But. Do you think that this American? Attitude Roller ideological focus on economy at all costs. We have to protect the economy. Has that set us back in terms of our pandemic response I think. Certainly the case in terms of trump and company that they're willing to sacrifice the precious young students and teachers staff. And what have you get the economy going to make sure we become another exemplar of? Just destroy economy as an equal. The the the the wealth is distributed when he talks about the. Best wealthy equality being reproduced, but at least it provides some kind of showcase for his. Election possibility reelection boss ability, but it's not just trump. Trump is not be fetish is he is a particular American brother of sick soul and a profound nonspecific proclivity..

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"cornel west" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"cornel west" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Spot this video Google it up so Cornel west yes no credibility on the street he is basically protected it insulated by the professors at Harvard where at what's going on the street I got a better perspective because I lived the street and have represented people in the city for twenty five years and L. tell you John this lightning bolt is hit me have have have have waking me up and I'm telling you right now I'm going to attack those individuals on the left or disingenuous and make a natural substance that black people have to vote for Democrats because they're Democrats no more black people wake up people of color wake up choose the best candidate well one of the things you see repeated over and over and over again is don't March in the streets vote voting is what you should be doing yet I say to myself all right the focus right now is on Minneapolis there it's a thirteen person city council twelve of them are Democrats one of them belongs to the Green Party the mayor is a Democrat they voted and their candidates got elected yes John here's the biggest problem here is gonna lie going around saying that your systematic discrimination systematic discrimination I know that me how can it be systematic discrimination against black the grouse when cities like LA Chicago Minneapolis Baltimore Maryland run by Democrats and left leaning liberal how can it be how can there be systematic discrimination this is not nineteen sixty LA is not bull Connor and the group and the German shepherd so yes disingenuous but you hear all these Democrats yelling out the institutionalized racism in Los Angeles one by minorities we have two black police chief if this is genuine if a big lot and and people on the left are tricky it's tricky to cool it I won't do it anymore I spit it out Hey Lisa last question before you get hurt what was the reaction to your head on Hannity okay good good my pull up up up up two or three thousand people either text me email me Twitter ninety nine point nine percent goalie okay keep it up seriously well that was my reaction as soon as I saw it I would I turn those cruise ship podcasts off right away I could see thank god we got it you know what we gotta keep speaking out we got told the voters the truth and we can get it for me I just want to know I'm not to be intimidated by anything anyone on the left all right I'm gonna speak my mind and give you the facts and I appreciate this opportunity John and that's why we love you Leo and you can follow Leo Terrell on Twitter at the Leo Terrell Lee L. thanks so much for stopping by keep up the good fight thank you John all right let's go ahead and take a look at the roads B. C. dependable tropic Norwalk is stop and go on the five north bound between imperial highway and Florence Avenue Boyle heights is also stopping go also on that north bound five this time in between the one oh one and the five ten southern split Leeson park has slow traffic on the five north bound before the one ten there's a metal frame blocking a middle lane Santa Fe springs the six oh five north bound between Washington and rose hills two right lanes closed for slab repairs stop and go through the work zone in LA on the Hollywood border one oh one north bound before echo Park Avenue vehicle stalled in the left lane at stop and go from Los Angeles street the southbound wanna one is slow to Hollywood at that's dependable traffic I'm Kevin trip on a M. seven ninety K. let's say you just bought a house bad news is your one step closer to becoming your parents you'll probably mow the lawn ask.

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"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

09:45 min | 2 years ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"Ask them if they understand the basis by which came into being it's amazing. They don't vote democratic at the time. The point is a by the way the reason they had to do it. Through public initiatives was that the big electric utility companies refused refused to do it. They figured they couldn't make money on poor. People why Bob Supply Electricity that's what it was all about and you are from Green Bank and correct me if I'm wrong but the Green Bay packers is a cooperative Leone football team. I kid how happy I am. You asked that question. I'm thrilled you asked gay or start. Being the packers have always been a fan old team so it's a trust that owns it so when stock is issued and you buy into it you do would as a community gesture. There was a New York Times columnist his name forgetting about fifteen to twenty years ago the headline of the sports section. You'll love of this. Socialism is alive and well in Green Bay Wisconsin. It was fabulous. Yes we're we're essentially a cooperatively team. I mean you know it's still a big bucks team and it still has to operate in terms of of the corporate world of the NFL but I'll also add the NFL now has a rule that no team can be organized on the basis of the Green Bay packers no absolutely by the way. I don't know if everyone realizes how small city we are. Can I give you. Can I ask you if you know how US lower city we are. Oh dear is a bigger or smaller than south. Bend Indiana Okay See. I don't know how big yourself in Indiana one hundred thousand. We're a hundred thousand. The city is one hundred thousand and we have the best team in the NFL well look I leave on that and the testament to the power of community owned owned and advanced enterprises the power of the people. It's been so thrilling to talk to you today and talk to someone who has we have such mutuality of spirit. It looks so it's positively about the world that we can create because it's a world that we're in the process of creating. We've already achieved so much so thank you for figure time Harvey but you very much. This is a pleasure thanks certain economic group become accepted so the second bill of rights and the Wednesday new faces and BS fabric burall the doctor was I'm so heartened to be able to talk to you today because we talk a lot on this podcast about the way that the the labor movement and the Civil Rights Movement have been entwined right and informed each other and I think that there is a kind of a lack of awareness about the role Labor has played in creating equality in this country because of it of course hasn't done a complete job right and there are times which historically marginalized groups have been left out of that equation but I wanNA talk to people and I would love for you to help our listeners understand a little bit about the early the origins origins of the civil rights movement and figures particularly like a Phillip Randolph and their roots in the Labor movement and how Labor can provide an example of how we can move towards racial equality as well as economic equality in this country will one is. I think it's very important to begin with the notion that you cannot talk about race in America without talking about class and the various ways in which economic inequality what they have gone hand in hand with racial inequality. I'd say the same thing about genders wail and therefore when you talk about the struggles for black freedom you're talking about the struggles of working people who are black of poor people who are black who are dominated by capital who dominated by economic lead to a in trying to ensure that they extricate various kinds of profits out of the wealth wealth produced by those workers and so going back to slavery that a capitalist operation though it was premodern conditions because it was not not industrial it was not urban but it was still capitalist because they were making huge profits based on the Labor of the wealth produced deuce by those slaves Africans simply doing Jim Crow but it's very different situation with these of the white ethnic who have arrived Italians Poles olden other Jews and others who have arrived but it's still a capitalist order in fact accurate imperial order in terms of the Spanish American war in terms of indigenous people's land being dispossessed and digits people being subordinated degraded and so it's impossible to really come to terms with issues of race Alicia arresting with class and this is what is important about the Bernie Sanders campaign. This is why it constitutes such a threat to the powers that be especially sleep the establishment in both Republican parties and democratic parties because both both establishment in both parties have been tied to capitol will be cooperating late. Wall Street be the one percent whoever disproportionate amount of wealth and disappointed him out of power in our society. Riet is no accident at the very moment at this crucial moment where the Democratic Party lives in the Age Bernie Sanders it lives in the age of occupy in the sense that the Party must come to terms of wealth inequality medicare for all must come to terms terms of student debt being eliminated must come to terms with high quality public schools and high quality public housing and so you get an anybody but Bernie effort effort in the Democratic Party establishment because he has the guts the vision the courage to acknowledge race in class and gender go hand in in hand in his critique of Wall Street his critique of the greed at the constitute the major challenge in this particular particular election and it goes back really to properly if not Henry Wallis nineteen forty eight Eugene debs nineteen twelve. We have not had a candidate who had any popular visibility who understood the relationship between race and class and gender and he's been militarism abroad which is another issue but they're all tied together because Martin Luther King Junior understood this so well in the last years of his life Randolph understood as well in Chauncey Owens understood as well in the Messenger Nineteen Danes all the way through the nineteen forties and was hoping that you could perhaps explain to listeners who might not know about that legacy who might not know as much about April Randolph for instance you know when we look back back to the early part of the last century and the accomplishments that were achieved by these figures you know what is the relationship between Labor people able randolph who were unionizing sleeping car porters for instance and civil rights. We know that the civil right the march from Washington was a march for jobs and freedom but sometimes when we're talking about that right the history doesn't always include the extent to which civil rights was bound up in that Labor history three and the Labor history itself has been raised so as hoping that you could you know layouts sketch out foundation for folks who might even know who abe Randolph was another born in Florida. He's one of the great democratic socialist he's one great Labor Activists you found the sleeping car porters but at that time of of course the Labor movement was so deeply races that they would not embrace his attempt to connect race in class now he of course was also up up in some ways inspired by the work of WB the boys the boys was already a democratic socialist by nineteen seven nineteen eight he understood good relations between organizing black people against Jim Crow against American apartheid but also organizing at the workplace the workplace replace is a site of relations of power is asymmetric relation of power at the workplace between bosses and workers and feel at random and he was not alone though you mentioned Chelsea Owens as well we could mention Harrison as well all of these were early leftist democratic socialist seeing the connection between race and class there was the African Blood Brotherhood of zero Briggs in other than that they would go on until the Communist. Communist Party would hear a hayward in hold Charlene Mitchell Angela Davis. You've got the red tradition of our communist comrades who went into the Communist Party but then became connected with the Soviet Union and Soviet Union is locked into a repression regimentation and oppression and they didn't have to come to terms with their connected with Soviet Union but at home always concerned about race and class so I feel at Randolph was not read he was pink. I think the Democratic Socialists rather than a communist and there's a very rich tradition of democratic socialist George Washington would be was passed the largest black Baptist this church in San Diego who ran for Vice President on Socialist Party back in the nineteen hundreds. You got slated as a whole wave age of black.

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"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

08:50 min | 2 years ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"I mean Americans even at the time of thirty two with themselves out marching. They were APP demanding change. It doesn't that. FDR came into this kind of vacuum. It wasn't like he could've won as a Democrat outside ever crisis moment however this is the key thing is that he really did rally Americans around what it meant to be an American Erkin and part of that as he told them was that he did it through the new deal and but he did something else we always learn school about the new deal as a series the programs government programs and initiatives which they were they were remarkable and they were perhaps uneven in their success but they did lift American spirits out of the depression. The other key key thing is he empowered working people so when when Robert Wagner of New York proposed labor law reform rifle from beginning FDR signs in fact when FDR signed the National Industrial Recovery Act into law and of course the Democrats he had the Senate and the house behind him he actually said that this was not only for the sake of recovery and people don't realize and he signed it he said because this as a labor law reform which will empower workers and moreover the first national minimum wage law but he said no company should be allowed to operate rate in the United States that does not pay a living wage and that's the kind of thing that that the Democrats for too long for God's that's what one one FDR elections and that's what appeal not only to Democrats but also to Republicans took us away from the question with all these things run to the head. No no no no. There's there's so many pieces here. I want to pick up on one of which is this idea that you know. The coalitions are fixed in this country kind of along these like partisan lines that are largely defined around whether you're racist or anti-racists whether you're inclusive with respect waited any or not and this kind of figment of wanting smaller government unless government involvement although the Republican Party doesn't actually live up to that in any way shape or form right driving deficit that Cetera but that the access that we are taught exist in class breath so then when we had these political moments like we had in two thousand sixteen in which we're living in now whether all these people who voted for Obama and the voted for trump and a lot of people who said they voted for trump would have voted for Bernie Sanders the media with their perception that the only access that exist is racist and anti raises don't know how to process that and so we get article after article how it could be you know people debating these races are aren't they as though that answering that question question will determine how they're going to vote in the next election instead of having this other conversation and looking as to your point history to see well how coalitions have aligned aligned historically to say there are a lot of people out there whose primary concern is corruption. There are people on the right and when I travel the country this is what I hear who are concerned made him that. Washington is a swamp people on the left. You say that Washington is a swamp people on the right that day that Wall Street is corrupt has too much influence in politics people in my life to say Wall Street has too much reports and politics and the overlap between Bernie and trump is not this specious accusation that Bernie Sanders is somehow racist his lifelong advocacy literally putting his body on the line anti-racism. It's laughable but that for so long there have been so few voices that are willing to call out the corruption the bipartisan missing corruption in this country that there is an incredible amount of excitement for people who are disentangled from that because they don't take corporate donations who are willing alling therefore to speak out certainly against the corporate interests that tend to normally these campaign contacts get a lot of mollycoddling and private speeches is in private meetings and corporate sponsorship and that is what is galvanizing people and what has the possibility to bridge the divide and create another electoral map APP that is blue from coast to coast top to bottom. I think almost every state except for like Mississippi and another South Eastern state and maybe one other. FDR had during one of his elections and away from this kind of Balkanized America that is really scaring people right because it ends up being half the country at one time. Hi is furious which is not particularly stable for a productive. I'm removing forward instead of just dancing around circles. Yes yes. I've PATAS head for years. This goes all the way back. I'm going to go back to my earlier years. In Wisconsin where papermaking area of the country where are Fox over valleys paper industry and the workers at the International Paper Company factor here in Green Bay were part of a national strike against the company they were in Maine and Wisconsin is an someplace else and these workers this. This was a strike that was really dividing families because they brought in scabs. They run in folks who are going to take the jobs and who do you think was the one democratic figure who came to Green Bay to talk to the Workers Jesse Jackson. I can tell you this was not a part of the country with very sizable African American population outside. Maybe the Green Bay packers football when Jesse Jackson left Green Bay after having thrown thrown his support to those workers there wasn't a single one of those guys that might not have walked in to a ballot booth that into the cast a ballot for Jesse Jackson for president at that time what matters is that the white or black or brown or whatever you want a decent standard of living and you want your family to prosper and in fact we can build coalitions as you and I know around just add kind of saying Wisconsin have historically been a republican state date nevertheless over and over again recently had gone blue in presidential elections and night and in two thousand and sixteen is an interesting survey that came out. I'm feeling the media. You didn't pay attention to it. The survey asked Americans what kind of changed they wanted and basically what what they discovered is the overwhelming majority. The Americans wanted radical action by which they've been serious progressive action to address inequalities to raise wages. I mean all the things working people of whatever color whatever hugh whatever heritage you are wanted nap. Bernie Sanders was that candidate any one in Wisconsin concerts. Come repeating what we all know. What states did we lose Wisconsin Michigan Pennsylvania. I mean I one could hope not only that intellectuals learn the media folklore but maybe the Democrats ought to learn that what matters is what working people aspire to and how they can be mobilized around what it means to be American and also the very basic questions of how loss are you. Can you afford necessities and and what's your. What kind of security do you want in the future your economic security environmental security you want to know you can send your kids to college. I mean million things running around my head but I could close from history along those lines and that's what we're talking about when we talk about to be clear at an economic bill of rights right. We're talking about this idea that freedom Adam which has so often been limited in a kind of a right wing worldview. I can have my gun and have the freedom to use it as I want without looking at being being free from gun violence free to walk the streets and not afraid to be hurt and so part of this project when we're talking bill of rights is to start to flip the freedom narrative and highlight those freedoms which have been broadly ignored because they come at the cost of frankly the rich and the powerful in this country as what you're talking about when you're talking about how how FDR was able to connect with what people understand. I think intrinsically morally whether through spiritual tool tradition or just humanistic tradition that there are is the basic diet of being a human being at the government should facilitate and respect aspect that I barely protect us from independent private institutions that would try to strip of those freedoms. Yes members realize that FDR didn't it just sort of spout. The four freedoms in nineteen forty one freedom of speech freedom of worship freedom from want freedom from fear as if it was the only one who was thinking along those lines he had just led the nation to eight years of new deal struggles against corporations corporate powers that be and Republicans and even medications even democratic reactionaries in the south the white supremacist south. I mean the white supremacy in the south. They wanted the money of the new deal.

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"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

08:41 min | 2 years ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"This is here the burn a podcast about the people ideas and politics that are driving the Bernie Sanders Twenty twenty campaign and the movement secure at fight life for everyone living living in this country. My name is Briana. Joy Gray and I'm coming to you from campaign headquarters in Washington. DC FDR's four freedoms were the banner under which the greatest generation one war to in created a prosperous postwar economy says Harvey Kay professor of Democracy at the University of Wisconsin Green Eh he's the author of the fight for the four freedoms what made FDR in the greatest generation and truly great and coming the Tober from zero books. Take hold of our history make America radical. I talked to Harvey about why Americans don't need to look abroad for successful examples of Bernie's politics in action. There is a robust tradition right here at home. Roosevelt wasn't perfect of course he and turned thousands of Japanese Americans in concentration camps James and opposed federal anti lynching regulation at the same time. He moved to end discrimination in hiring by the federal government. This ambivalence is came to the fore in his meeting with someone we've named checked a lot on the pod civil rights leader and Democratic Socialist a Philip Randolph Cobra Conference conference with the president the president the comet said we have the Negro March in Washington anything such as that you wouldn't be able to manage them might have much that you said now. RUTTA should should go down to business here in Plano what can be done. I was extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to talk eighth Randolph the new deal and black America's role in the Labor movement with the inimitable Cornell West and the second part of the episode so stay tuned through the end so I'm here with Professor Assir Harvey Kaye From University of Wisconsin Green Bay campus who is a historian with a particular insight into FDR and the new deal and I'm going to call a new deal revolution and I WANNA talk to him today about how that time period helps inform us about what our goals are here here on the Sanders Administration and how the world of possibility that we want to build here isn't something that's completely foreign to the American context. It's something that we worked toward and achieved in part in this country today and it's a story that we can continue and that we wanNA finish as part of this contemporary revolution so welcome Harvey to the show I do. I land to be able to talk with you. Pleasure is all mine so I I I WanNa talk to you because we were talking a little bit before about how it's important to you to root our aspirations in American history as opposed to referencing a Scandinavian countries exclusively. Can you tell me a little bit about why that is well. I think we underestimate the degree. I think we on the left. Underestimate the degree to GE- Americans actually do have a deep cultural ultra memory of what it means to be American. I think in fact that goes all the way back to long back to the revolution the likes of Thomas Paine the declaration and I know the contradictions that prevailed prevailed contradictions that continue to prevail today but Americans do take special have a special understanding of what it means to be American in spite of the fact that we suffering donald the trump administration and what that means to them very much is the sense of equality and clearly the ideas of liberty and the pursuit of happiness and the best politicians in American history likes of Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt fully appreciate fully understood that Ed when they spoke to Americans they actually had a certain confidence except that calls for radical changes that they felt that Americans would stand behind them in pursuing them. What's interesting. Is that even Donald Trump in the course horses his run for office would say things repeatedly like we can't have Americans die in the street right. You said over and over again you know. I'm going to get rid of obamacare because the high have high premiums which you know is untrue but then I'm not GonNa let people die in the street now obviously didn't fill that in with any affirmative plan to actually keep people from dying in the street but he seemed to recognize the reality that it's American value to provide some kind of baseline no matter how poorly articulated yes. I think that is the case. I mean in this case. We're talking about a liar. That's something else we're talking about. Somebody who's a phony he learned in the real estate industry had be a phony and we used to think he was a success at it. We know that actually is not a terribly great success but he is a really great folly. Okay how's that one of the things that we again that we need to appreciate is that Americans actually do want to hear what it means to be American and they wanna hear notions even if we don't use the terms of solidarity of of of helping others because it not to put it crudely but it does enhance American like generally Thomas Paine wrote a piece called agrarian justice back in the Seventeen Ninety S. The ASS is really interesting question. He doesn't understand why rich people whatever WanNa live in a society where they had to look at offering if you're rich at the least selfish enough to realize is it poverty doesn't make your riches an easy thing to enjoy and I think in fact I mean if we get more realistic about it. It really is the case that we're all. We're all better off if we're all all better off but to be more political about it it really is the case at certain points in American history. We have confronted traumatic mar mortal a crisis. I mean at the time of the revolution. Would we even be an independent country. At the time of the civil war would the United States be sustained and then in the nineteen thirties with with the great depression and again in the nineteen forties with World War Two. Some people said we were lucky you know we had a Washington at one point a Lincoln at another. FDR another but I think there's something really should understand and this is also help us understand why Bernie is so appealing. I think it's that especially in the case say a Franklin Roosevelt and he came out of a very elite background but he had some kind of democratic sensibilities small D Democratic sensibility which was informed by his knowledge of history and his sense of history told him that Americans dot where they got to use the crude thing Americans made America greater when they made America radical and he knew that I made nineteen thirty thirty one he said to a very close friend it out in the Great Depression. I'm really convinced that America needs fairly radical for at least a generation and he had the confidence fellow citizens to actually raise the question of going radical and then on top of that he had the courage and confidence offense to allow Americans working Americans at all the diversity to push him further that he may even imagine going if I can just segue into Bernie for a moment one of the things that impresses me and it goes back to the two thousand sixteen campaign when somebody atoms Anderson Cooper somebody said to Birdie well. You know there's no guarantee you're gonNA in the Senate. There's no guarantee you'll have a congress that can that's going to stand behind you. What are you GonNa do and he said something the fact of well that's what the American citizens are about. They're the ones who are going to come forward. They're going to step forward and that's how we're going to make these things happen. Bernie can quote. FDR ALLOTT and I'd be all the more all the happier but but one of the things that he really does echo of FDR is that confidence in his fellow citizens to join him in making it happen the yeah when we talk about populism so often. We're talking about these full populous but I think one of the points really highlight when we're talking about. FDR is that here's a person who when you look at the electoral map of the states that he was able to win. It's nothing like anything that we've seen in the modern era where we have kind of inert ourselves to the quote unquote reality that America is about fifty percent blue and fifty percent red is broad swath of the country that can never adopt these democratic ideals right that does Balkanisation is kind of built into the crust. Can you describe the electoral map for people who don't know will how many states after I was actually able to win well. I mean what let's not forget the advantage he had that by the time nineteen thirty two came around most Americans were absolutely fed up with Republican government and they really did want a change..

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"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

Hear the Bern

06:12 min | 2 years ago

"cornel west" Discussed on Hear the Bern

"For as long as I've been alive conservatives have tried to own both history and patriotism as their exclusive territory. You know what I mean. They often seem to have a heightened affinity for flags eagles and anthem. Those things are Republicans symbols rather urban symbols of our republic. I mean they'll trump. Literally has a pension for embracing the US flag like hugging embracing like a blinky conservative legal commentators cite the founding fathers like they're the voice of God herself despite obvious evidence up their ability to make mistakes stakes like not considering black people as right having human beings for instance even the slogan and make America Great Again hearkens back to history and imagined history to be sure the good old days before so-called Cultural Marxists exists as j w ANTIFA other phantoms of conservative paranoia infiltrated America and ruined everything this is part of why we often dig into history here on here the bird because the real story is more complex authentic fascinating and timidly compelling the distorted narratives bandied about by the right in service of a very specific very moneyed highly prejudicial agenda data the real story is a story of struggle and slow transformation from the bottom up of hard won victories over opposing forces uh-huh of setbacks and years spent with little to no movement on the ground only for sweeping changes to take place seemingly overnight of pressuring even even sympathetic leaders to do what is right history is also important to Bernie who traces his politics fact two key moments almonds and figures which made an impression on him in his youth figures like Martin Luther King Junior. FDR in Eugene but Bernie doesn't look backward out of a sense of nostalgia for a wider more prejudiced America but as a source for lessons about how we can truly live up the constitution of a more perfect when we look back at the legacy of the new deal you see two major ager tendencies one is a corporate liberalism that will include black people in a liberal capitalist regime regime in which poverty steel cut deep but the other tendency was multi racial. Labor Center class is concerned organizing withdrew critiques racism and sexism are there but racism and sexism not fetish is but I mean by that is there's severed from class that was cornell west who has for decades been one of America's foremost public intellectuals. He's the author of more more than twenty books including the landmark race matters which argued against racial hierarchies and advise how to subvert racial divisions and pursued more more equal more solid heuristic country. Bernie sites President Franklin Delano Roosevelt more than anyone except for maybe Cardi B. have a couple of reasons. FBI You know what I'm saying. I feel like it's amazing because he became president when America was in one of his. It's worse time and not only. Are you going to a depression where you also going to war to fix the economy while you have to fund a war. FDR was an incredibly popular president so popular in fact that he won four terms in office and might have gone for a fifth if he hadn't died during his fourth crack at the oval during the election that won him his second term he won all but two states Maine and Vermont always on its own path team and generally speaking he hadn't Mac for painting the map glue this whole notion of a country retreat mixed with deeply divided. Democrats and Republicans roughly splitting the world up into red states and blue states. Well I find it inspiring to know it. It wasn't always that way and mutant always be. FDR's populist appeal and his politics were of course related. It didn't just win the whole country based on Char what he offered Americans and the shadow of the Great Depression was a plan to put the government to work in support of the people mobilising it with the energy of a war effort in order to meet the challenges presented by poverty and quality and suffering on a dramatic scale. Bernie is proposing a similar transformation. FDR's new deal created institution like the SEC which regulates Wall Street and the MLB Miller be which created and protects workers rights remained with us today the Tennessee Valley Authority who the government could run and turn a profit on energy. Did you production on a massive scale all while ensuring that the proceeds benefit working class Americans rather than corporations and social security security remains a truly universal social providing significant support for our nation's what you may not know though is that. FDR wanted to go much further he proposed a second bill of rights that would guarantee Americans a job education housing and medical care among other things Bernie's own economic bill of rights adapt and expand FDR's nineteen forty four proposal of the twenty first century our job seventy the five years later is the complete what Roosevelt started and that is why today I am proposing a twenty first century economic comic bill of Rights.

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