NEW YORK – A 1995 video depicts Barack Obama calling for “democracy
with a small ‘d,’” while pushing a society based on collectivism and
In the video unearthed by KleinOnline, Obama hails unions and
collective bargaining as encapsulating the societal “common good” of
which he speaks.
Obama urges society to collectively move “forward” – a word that would later serve as his 2012 campaign slogan.
Obama was speaking in an Aug. 11, 1995 interview pushing his just
published book, “Dreams From My Father.” At the time, Obama was a
community organizer planning to launch a political career.
Obama tells the interviewer the “best part” of the dream of his
“African father and white American mother,” was the “notion that we
collectively can decide on our fate.”
He continued: “That things like technological change, things like
mass media, things like the market are all subject to our control. That
we can make decisions for better or for worse and continue to move
forward and progress.”The interviewer then asked Obama whether he is “willing to stake your political career on your common ground?”
“That’s the core of my faith,” Obama replied.
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