Truth About King’s Muslim Hearings – Cenk Uygur on MSNBC

That is the most inspiring speech I’ve heard in a long while. It’s nice to know that some people still believe in the American Dream and are willing to passionately defend it against those who are trying to destroy it.

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  1. Wow! Awesome! Definitely food for thought. I might not end up EXACTLY where this guy’s view is, but he definitely has part of the truth.

    • I watch a lot of videos of a lot of people. There isn’t any other person (in the media, politics, or anywhere else) that I know of who defends the American Dream as passionately as Cenk Uygur. Besides just passion, what is so compelling about Cenk’s view of America is that you can tell he genuinely believes it. The only other media person with this kind of authenticity would be Thom Hartmann.

      There are those on the right who have passion, but it tends to be of the ranting variety. There are those on the right who can cry on cue, but it never seems quite authentic. For Cenk, it isn’t ideology. He is a Democrat now and he was a Republican before. Partisanship isn’t what matters to Cenk. He just cares about what America stands for.

      Most important, Cenk is an immigrant. I’ve come to the conclusion that only immigrants can fully understand what the American Dream means. The American Dream is the dream of immigrants as America was founded on immigration. The first person to to describe in detail the American Dream was an immigrant, Thomas Paine. It took an immigrant to explain the American Dream to the early Americans. It took an immigrant to inspire the American Revolution and to guarantee its success.

      This is the one thing conservatives never understand. It’s why conservatives don’t understand the American Dream, don’t understand the vision America was founded upon.

      “America is conservative in fundamental principles… but the principles conserved are liberal and some, indeed, are radical.”
      – Gunnar Myrdal (1942)

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