January 25, 2019: As part of the #blogging28 challenge, I am updating this post to include another video suggested by the original inspiration for the post, Keith Reeves.
From The American President:
And it made me think of other great video speeches of resistance:
The opening speech from The Newsroom where Will McAvoy riffs on the question of why America is the greatest country in the world. (Hint: he doesn’t necessarily agree.)
Jedediah Bartlett’s biblical soliloquy from The West Wing. I found this series belatedly and this was my first episode. I knew I had found my television home.
And, finally, just to show my age…the classic from Network..
I was just entering high school when this movie premiered, so it gives you a sense of why I may have a somewhat cynical world view. Every so often, I fight the temptation to open my window and lean out…
Any others I’ve missed?