After spreading an electrifying message of hope throughout the Poverty Tour on America in his own unique fashion, Cornel West took his progressive initiative to lower Manhattan to support the fed up citizens who’ve chosen to Occupy Wall Street. West is the 3rd high profile individual to make an appearance at the demonstration (during its eleventh straight day of resistance) following filmmaker Michael More and actress Susan Sarandon.
On Monday night, West engaged the crowd using a call & response approach telling them “not to be afraid to say revolution” – and stuck it to the oligarchs and plutocrats in the process.
In line with his “coldhearted” diatribe on America’s pathological brand of wealth inequality, West declared, “the greed of Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats who squeeze the democratic juices out of this country.” His chant continued:
“I am so blessed to be here.” You got me spiritually break-dancing on the way here. Because when you bring folk together, of all colors, of all cultures, of all genders, of all sexual orientations the elite will tremble in their boots. And we will send a message that this is the U.S. Autumn, responding to the Arab Spring.”
The Princeton professor closed out his speech by announcing:
“We want to transfer power from oligarchs to ordinary citizens… We the people have found our voice.”
View footage of Cornel West speech below: