samedi 26 mars 2011

When They Were Democrats

Via Driftglass, Mario Cuomo's 1984 Democratic National Convention keynote speech:

It's hard to add to that, but Drifty did it masterfully:

For all the good it will do, this is a reminder that some of us know damn -- and will never stop Saying Out Loud -- the ugly truth that you dare not ever admit in public: that the Movement you spent so many years helping to build was born corrupt and raised by monsters.

That you were warned at every step along the way that teetering on the edge of a fascist abyss with giggling, Bible-thumping sociopaths trying to shove us over the edge is exactly where your grotesque cult of Thatcher and Reagan would land us.

And now that we are all squatting in the ruins of the culture your Movement destroyed, how will you atone?

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