Now - imagine this being said to town hall gathering:
CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you
very much, Lloyd [Blankfein], and thanks to everyone at Goldman Sachs
for welcoming me today. I’m delighted to be back among friends,
colleagues, collaborators, supporters, kindred spirits…
Let me jump right in. You know, over the past few months, there have
been popular concerns about an economy that still isn’t delivering for
the majority of Americans. It’s not “delivering” the way that they feel
it should, that they feel entitled to. Most Americans that you speak to,
** speak a populist rhetoric** that claims it is stacked for those at the
top, that those of you here have it too good.
But we know the hopes that the little people have for their future —
things like school, job, food, clothing on their backs– all of those
little things would not be possible without your leadership and
innovation. Since the time of the Medicis, even before, **and the **
**financing of the first joint stock companies in the transatlantic slave **
trade, we know that finance and banking is what makes our capitalist
economy not just grow but tick…
Previous generations of Americans built this economy and a middle
class on a collective illusion: that they do productive work, this
creates wealth, and that this builds the economy. We all know how
misguided that is. We know that it’s really due to your investing,
credit, and economic stewardship, that they have been able to work at
all, that they are able to put food on their tables. It’s due to you and
other banking, trading, investment houses that we have an economy that
works at all. You are why we are a truly 21st century economic power.
Perhaps this is why Hillary Clinton resists disclosure. It is the legacy of "externalized costs" from slavery, tax evasion, privatization of education; a derivative dependent reasoning set; first legislating and then abrogating "rights"; the mechanisms of war and usurpation of the means to lives of dignity and then claiming that the resulting limitations are innate to "the little people". A gross assertion of infantilization rhetorically presented as causal to veil a fraud dependent construct.
Scurrilous is a word that comes to mind.
Implicit in the above is that Hillary Clinton is one of the 'big people' not one of "the little people".
I'd love to see her make this argument offered in the speech to the people who support her suffering from the "illusion".