In many of my prior posts, I have been expressing my deepest concerns about how things have been changing for the worse in the U.S.A., the country of my childhood dreams.
Today, I’d like to share with you what I consider one of the most important speeches that I have come across. As you can see on the screen, below, it was delivered in Sacramento, California on May 11, 2013. This was shortly after the re-election of President Barack Obama. The video came to my attention recently, after President Donald J. Trump was voted into the oval office in 2016. For historical records, his opponent was Mrs. Hillary Clinton, who had been considered a shoo-in to succeed President Obama as a Democratic candidate.
In her 33-minute speech, Ms. Kitty Werthmann succinctly articulates, one point after another, the parallels between Nazi Germany and what has been happening in the U.S.A. What makes her speech exceptionally powerful is the fact that she lays out the historical events along with her own experiences.
I agree, wholeheartedly, with Ms. Wethmann who said the following at the end of her speech: “When the people fear the government, that’s tyranny. But when the government fears the people, that’s liberty.”
Here is a famous quote by George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Let’s pay attention to what Ms. Werthmann has to say.