On June 18th, 2019, at a high-end campaign fundraiser on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Joe Biden tried to win over wealthy donors and top bankers by assuring them that "nothing would fundamentally change" under a Biden presidency. He was reinforcing the idea that he's the moderate, status quo candidate that would not rock the boat or challenge the power of the 1% while in the White House.
Nothing would fundamentally change???
In this episode of Rumble, Michael Moore unravels the fallacy of Biden's thinking and shares his ideas for why everyone must stay involved in the fight for this election and beyond. First of all, EVERYTHING has fundamentally changed. The pandemic has exposed the cruel and unsustainable economic, health care and political systems in America. Nothing will ever be the same again. And the police murder of George Floyd has once again exposed racial inequality and the plight of Black Americans, and has sparked a rebellion that is the largest protest movement in American history. There is no turning back.
Biden and Harris will be inheriting a failed state on January 20, 2021, and milquetoast, moderate half-measures will not come nearly close to meeting the demands of the people and the demands of the moment. With a failing economy, a failing healthcare system, the political winds shifting left, and a strong and growing Squad in Congress, Biden and Harris can be forced to make bigger, bolder and more progressive changes than they were planning. History, political reality, emergencies and the fired up and organized political left can be and must be a force in this election and on the day Biden/Harris are sworn in.
For anyone despairing, depressed, or pessimistic about the future of the country, about the fact that Trump is President, or that we are being asked to settle for Biden as our only way forward, this episode is for you.
Here's the Ice Cube video after the DNC that Michael mentioned:
Music in the episode:
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Live) - Tracy Chapman
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