For anyone who hasn’t yet read this — please go read it. ‘A Chill Wind is Blowing in This Nation…’, Transcript of the speech given by actor Tim Robbins to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 2003. Here is an excerpt:
A chill wind is blowing in this nation. A message is being sent through the White House and its allies in talk radio and Clear Channel and Cooperstown. If you oppose this administration, there can and will be ramifications.
Every day, the air waves are filled with warnings, veiled and unveiled threats, spewed invective and hatred directed at any voice of dissent. And the public, like so many relatives and friends that I saw this weekend, sit in mute opposition and fear.
And look at the great photo, too.
I post this as much for you have a handy source for the speech, and can forward it to others, as for you to read it yourself. (Like The Dean Speech that I posted a source for previously.) Things that others should read. Things that can move people to think about making a difference. Things you should be passing around, as a way of making a difference yourself. As Robbins says later in his speech, “A bully can be stopped, and so can a mob. It takes one person with the courage and a resolute voice.”
What I’m saying here is, Go be that voice!