Clinton Leaves One Of The Last And BEST Messages Of Her Failed Presidential Campaign For Young People

“Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.    It is!” – Hillary Clinton

From U.S. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s November 9th Concession Speech

Posted November 10th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

hillary-clintonA Brief Foreword from NAL publisher Doug Draper – As a parent of a member of the millennial generation and as an aging journalist and advocate for progressive change on a host of environmental and other fronts, I was heartened by how many millions of young people – in the United States and in Canada – became engaged in Bernie Sanders’ campaign and call for a “political revolution.”

We should all be just as concerned that these same young people might become discouraged and give up as a result of the way Sanders’ campaign was derailed by the elites in the political system, corporate board rooms and so much of the mainstream media that is, after all, owned by the same corporations they should be watchdogging on behalf of everyday people Sanders’ campaign (and Donald Trump’s for that matter) spoke to.

It is interesting, then, that a message similar to one I left with a young man in Buffalo, New York this November 8th Election Day in the U.S.A., not to turn off on getting involved out of discouragement that his candidate, Bernie Sanders, was not on the ballot, came from Wall Street candidate Hillary Clinton during her November 9th concession speech.

Coming from someone who once so condescendenly said to young Bernie supporters that they should ‘grow up, get realistic and back her’, it is a beautiful message just the same, and young people in America, Canada and throughout the world, should take it to heart.

I am posting it here –

Some of the millions of young people who became engaged in politics through the Bernie Sanders campaign

Some of the millions of young people who became engaged in politics through the Bernie Sanders campaign

“And to the young people in particular, I hope you will hear this: I have … spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes, and I’ve had setbacks: sometimes really painful ones. Many of  you are at the beginning of your professional, public, and political careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts. But please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.

It is! It is worth it!

And so, we need you to keep up these fights now—and for the rest of your lives. And to all the women, and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign, and in me—I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.

Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling—but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now.

And to all the little girls who are watching this: never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

–       Hillary Clinton

Watch the video of Hillary Clinton’s entire concession speech –

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 “A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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2 responses to “Clinton Leaves One Of The Last And BEST Messages Of Her Failed Presidential Campaign For Young People

  1. The message applies to us too since right wing sycophants like Harper and some of the Conservatives seeking the leadership here have commented that they’re proud of Trump and hope Canadians will mimic his ideals (if that word could even be applied to his nasty demagoguery). Climate change doesn’t exist. Big business should supersede the welfare of the people. Poverty is people’s own fault because they’re losers. Immigrants are all terrorists and taking our jobs. How many of them are descendants of immigrants? Sure they want to climb the ladder and then pull it up after them.

    The disgust that many around the world currently have in their leaders can precipitate support for similar demagogues and results like BREXIT, which might start as protest votes, end up having very negative and long lasting repercussions. I think both BREXIT and Trump’s success were based on misguided beliefs that there are messiahs or knights on white horses out there and anger that the majority were being ignored and powerless. NOBODY likes politicians. That is because they are all liars and cave to pressure from lobbyists, not the peoples’ wishes or what is right. If Trump implements half of what he claimed he would, civility will be gone out of civilization making hate, misogyny, racism and all the negative elements of society not only acceptable but admirable. The result would be chaos.

    Clinton was also partly to blame for her own failure. First, they scuttled Bernie, a true progressive. The Democrats failed to recognize the anger and desperation of the silent majority due to their poverty, lost jobs, fear of the unknown and years of being unheard. Clinton tried to make a plea that they understood but she represented what they have been disgruntled with for years, career politicians and the status quo. When you feel you’re drowning you’ll grasp at straws. Both the Democratic party and Republican establishment refused to acknowledge that and you can’t fix what you don’t acknowledge. Both paid the price. Let’s hope the people don’t pay it along with them. I suspect they will.

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  2. The lesser of two evils is a theme I have heard so often during this God Awful Charade…
    Bill Clinton repealed the Glass/Steagall legislation in the 1990s, legislation imposed during the Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933 and forced regulation back onto the banks..This had much to do with the Bubble burst of 2008 and caused heart felt distress into the lives of the Taxpayers.
    I’m sorry I honestly think they are both EVIL. Clinton and Trump.

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