Friday, July 29, 2011
Legendary Harry Belafonte, the subject of a new HBO documentary about political activism was asked what he would say to the White House about the national debt battle.
The King of Calypso minced no words:
“Barack Obama and his mission has failed because [he] lacked a certain kind of moral courage, a kind of moral vision, a kind of courage we are in need of. When he said ‘Yes, we can,’ it was politically clever, but he never defined what it is we can do. So we filled in those spaces — what we thought he meant — only to find we were disappointed, because none of those points was satisfied.”