Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2016

Allein gegen alle: Wayne Morse, Barbara Lee

Wayne Morse: Biography, History, Book, Gulf of Tonkin, Politician, Senator (1997) [41:42]

Veröffentlicht am 01.08.2015
Wayne Lyman Morse (October 20, 1900 – July 22, 1974) was a politician and attorney from Oregon, United States, known for his proclivity for opposing his parties' leadership, and specifically for his opposition to the Vietnam War on constitutional grounds.
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota Law School, Morse moved to Oregon in 1930 and began teaching at the University of Oregon School of Law. During World War II he was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican; he became an Independent after Dwight D. Eisenhower's election to the presidency in 1952. While an independent, he set a record for performing the second longest one-person filibuster in the history of the Senate. Morse joined the Democratic Party in 1955, and was reelected twice while a member of that party.
Morse made a brief run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1960. A few years later, Morse was one of only two senators who opposed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorized the president to take military action in Vietnam without a declaration of war. He continued to speak out against the war in the ensuing years, and lost his 1968 bid for reelection to Bob Packwood, who criticized his strong opposition to the war. Morse made two more bids for reelection to the Senate before his death in 1974.
Wayne Morse was given a state funeral on July 26, 1974, in the Oregon House of Representatives. His body lay in state in the Capitol rotunda before the funeral. More than 600 people attended the July 26 funeral service. Former Senator Eugene McCarthy, Governor Tom McCall, Senator Mark Hatfield and Oregon House Speaker Richard Eymann were all in attendance.[56] Pallbearers included Oregon Congressman Al Ullman and three candidates for Congress, Democrats Les AuCoin, Jim Weaver, and Morse's old rival, Robert B. Duncan, who was running for a seat vacated by Congresswoman Edith Green.
When Congressman AuCoin sought to unseat Senator Packwood 18 years later, he adopted Morse's slogan, "principle above politics".[57] Since 1996, the U.S. Senate seat Morse filled has been held by Ron Wyden who as a 19-year-old, drove Morse in the senator's last campaign.[58] Elected in a special election after Packwood's resignation, Wyden won a full term in 1998 and re-election in 2004 and 2010.
In 2006, the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse opened in downtown Eugene. In addition, he was recognized in the Wayne Morse Commons of the University of Oregon's William W. Knight Law Center. Also housed in the University of Oregon Law Center is the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. The Lane County Courthouse in Eugene renovated and rededicated its adjacent Wayne L. Morse Free Speech Plaza in the spring of 2005, complete with a life size statue and pavers imprinted with quotations.
The Morse family's 27-acre (11 ha) Eugene property and home, Edgewood Farm, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Wayne Morse Farm. The City of Eugene, assisted by a nonprofit corporation, operates the historical park formerly known as Morse Ranch. The City of Eugene officially renamed the park Wayne Morse Family Farm in 2008, following a recommendation by the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation Board and Morse family members. The new name is more historically accurate.[59] Wayne L. Morse is interred at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Eugene.

Wayne Morse from War Made Easy {2:17 Start bei 1:33}

Am 19.07.2007 veröffentlicht
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war line of one administration after another.
War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Driven by media critic Norman Solomon's meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, it sets stunning examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present within the context of rare footage from political leaders and leading journalists of the Vietnam era, including Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse, and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.
Norman Solomon's work has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as "brutally persuasive" and essential "for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee." This film now offers a chance to see that context on the screen.

»Die Außenpolitik gehört nicht dem Präsidenten, sie gehört dem Volk. Ich vertraue darauf dass das amerikanische Volk die Fakten beurteilen kann, wenn es sie kennt. Aber die Regierung gibt ihm die Fakten nicht.« [Wayne Morse]


Hochgeladen am 06.01.2011
LONGINES CHRONOSCOPE WITH WAYNE L. MORSE - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 95835 / Local Identifier LW-LW-216 - Brought to you by Longines, World's Most Honored Watch. Copied by IASL Master Scanner Thomas Gideon.

Barbara Lee's 9_14_01 Speech - Hero [2:19]

Hochgeladen am 07.12.2010
barbara lee's remarks on her sole dissenting vote against giving bush a blank check to invade any country he saw fit.

Eindringlich beschwört Freud den alten aufklärerischen Glauben an die Wissenschaft und damit an die Möglichkeit, durch sie etwas über die Realität der Welt zu erfahren, «wodurch wir unsere Macht steigern und wonach wir unser Leben einrichten können». Mochte er noch so oft betont haben, wie kraftlos der Intellekt im Vergleich zum Triebleben sei: «Aber es ist doch etwas Besonderes um diese Schwäche; die Stimme des Intellekts ist leise, aber sie ruht nicht, ehe sie sich Gehör verschafft hat.» Am Ende, «nach unzählig oft wiederholten Abweisungen», würde man sie verstehen, das wollte er gern glauben. Vielleicht war auch die Wissenschaft eine Illusion, doch hatte sie nicht durch ihre großen und bedeutsamen Erfolge den Beweis erbracht, daß sie keine ist? Er war nicht blind gegen ihre Bedingungen und Bedingtheiten. Gerade die Subjektivität allen Denkens, die Beschränkung der Wissenschaft, die Endlichkeit ihrer Resultate gibt ihm Hoffnung auf ihre pragmatische Kraft, ihren Sieg über alle Ideologien: «Nein, unsere Wissenschaft ist keine Illusion. Eine Illusion aber wäre es zu glauben, daß wir anderswoher bekommen könnten, was sie uns nicht geben kann.» 
[Annette Meyhöfer, Eine Wissenschaft des Träumens , Albrecht Knaus Verlag, München, 2006, S. 674, nachzulesen bei GoogleBooks hier

Keine Kommentare:

Kommentar posten