On December 28, 2006, one week before Nancy Pelosi duties began as Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Ralph Nader addressed an audience at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco’s Mission District on what’s wrong with the country, focusing chiefly on civic apathy and corporate power.
He points out the position of power Pelosi holds, saying that many progressive Democrats in Congress are waiting for Pelosi to show some progressive leadership. He also takes voters to task for “rationalizing their own futility” and instructed them to organize to overcome corporate power. The recording wraps up with his advocacy for a Constitutional amendment to subordinate corporations to people.
The talk was broadcast on Time of Useful Consciousness Radio. Thanks to TUC Radio for their recording.