Every time I watch this 2:30 clip out of the original hour long segment I tend to think of its pertinence with what many seem to be against in terms of principle with this occupy wall street mishigas. The impression being that individuals pursuing their own self interests in this life is the wrong way to go fills my head.
In reality think of the positive ripple effects this has had on our overall standard of living catalyzed by the industrial revolution. Perhaps some though I like to try and think that not all of them mind you really are taking what they have for granted while failing to look at the big picture. Of course there are a few cons to this system, but it’s one we’ve known since the inception of our country and so why try to transition into something such unfamiliar and different therefore potentially inviting a whole slew of problems of which hasn’t ever had much precedent for obvious reasons. Friedman explores a lot of good points subsequently turning Donahue into the proverbial deer in headlights. He should just go ahead & wear that face more often. Suits him well.
Anyone like to take a trip down good ol’ memory lane?
I came across this classic and rare guest lecture of the man behind the screen, Matt Drudge. Wearing of course that infamous fedora reminiscent of 40′s journalism. An interview like this would never happen today. Mr. Drudge is too elusive. And for good reason. Watching the beginning of part two from this lecture below is a prime example of his foresight on this particular industry. The traditionalists of that industry who seem to always have the right answers as they stare directly at you through your tv with that eerily vapid expression. Dan Rather, I’m looking in your direction. One statement that really resonated:
“No! I say to these people…faster, not slower. Create, let your mind flow, let the imagination take over and if technology has finally caught up with individual liberty why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that?”
Words of wisdom from a man whom we all rarely see on screen as it is. Strangely enough, I’m a little glad that this is the case though. Naysayers such as Hilary and the other powers that be seem to not always like practicing what they preach. It’s hard to imagine what the world would be like if every little thing had this so called “gatekeeper.”
Why do we need a gatekeeper in the first place? Not everything needs to be hermetically sealed by a gate. Let ideas flow freely in this so called “free market.” Isn’t that the point? It’s not always a bad thing being an outsider looking in.