Gorbachev: “America needs a Perestroika”

As we approach Independence Day, July 4, 2015, we reaffirm those powerful words of the American founders…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” Read full transcript…

Is it time for us to reevaluate where we place our consent? And how are money, time and energy is being spent?


 

From Kauilapele’s blog, posted on 12/19/2014

http://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/and-now-twenty-minutes-of-common-sense-with-mikhail-gorbachev-that-is-america-needs-a-perestroika/

http://youtu.be/5ZgBKc78zMI

[Kp update: THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST CONSTRUCTIVE STATEMENTS ABOUT THE RUSSIA/US SITUATION I HAVE EVER HEARD.]

I very much enjoyed the words and insight of this senior Russian statesman, who tells it like it is… VERY CLEARLY.

Published on Dec 19, 2014
The Ukrainian issue has intensified the tension that existed between the West and Russia: now, another Cold War is possibly lurking on the horizon. Are we to witness another stand-off – or will it be averted? The relations between Russia and the West seem to be stuck at dead-end, so is there hope common ground will emerge between the two? We ask these questions to the man who prides himself on ending the Cold War, the last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, on Sophie&Co today.

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Read the full transcript here: http://on.rt.com/i653m9.  I’ve also copied it here

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