Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wake Up America!

Towards the end of this past semester, my ConLaw professor had some kind of break and delivered this...glorious lecture to sum up the course to that point. It was absolutely fantastic, a real testament to the power of the English language, in-depth political thought and the value of bringing political awareness and consideration into your every day life. I saw him in Charlie's a couple days afterwards and told him if he lectured every day like that I'd take every class he ever taught. It was that good.

I often think and talk about how unfortunate it is that no one in American public life really deals in oratory anymore...actual linguistic dynamicism tends to be abandoned for the sake of volume and airtime on the news programs. This is why I get all excited when someone like one of my professors brings the verbeage hard, but I PARTICULARLY love it when an American politician does it, and Dennis Kucinich? Just brought the oration hardcore.

I am in such stupid love with him it's ridiculous. Thanks to the Swedish Pirate Captain for linking me since I missed it the first go-round.


  1. Also, Kucinich is a NUT. But kind of great.

  2. I just want you to know that you're going to have to fight me to the death for Denny because he is miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!