I was so moved by it that I was compelled to designate it a blog post of its own. So, here it is (needless to say but being said anyway: Mario Savio is the 2nd speechgiver):
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Mario Savio on the operation of the Machine
So, like the rest of the latest generation, I first heard a piece of this speech as a sample from the Linkin Park song "Wretches and Kings" off of their latest album "A Thousand Suns". Mario Savio, presented in this video, was the leader of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960's, a campaign of protests in Berkeley, California by the students of Berkeley University against the university administration for free speech and academic freedom on-campus (against which, there was a ban).