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).

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):


  1. I can easily see why this resonates with you. Very powerful words and ideology.

  2. stirring stuff - i like the analogy of the raw matter in the machine and he's certainly passionate, but conveys a good image - so a very effective speech

    In the UK at the moment students are campaigning against increases in student fees - its a shame they're chosing violence over eloquence


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