Tony Benn - 10 min History Lesson for Neoliberals See more Tony Benn videos and other great speeches at http://www.counterfire.org Counterfire is a revolutionary socialist organisation dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism by the working class. "Tony Benn | People Before Profit | the Budget | Nov 24 2008" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPREZNbITH8 Adrian Counsins https://www.youtube.com/user/adycousins Great stuff man genuine feeling in it! Homage to Tony Benn rap by Dan Bull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y76uslGrs2c Eulogy Galloway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYPeaoyU_Vc "An MP is the only job where you have 70,000 employers, and only one employee." "It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you." "The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain." "I'm not frightened about death. I don't know why, but I just feel that at a certain moment your switch is switched off, and that's it. And you can't do anything about it." "Making mistakes is part of life. The only things I would feel ashamed of would be if I had said things I hadn't believed in order to get on. Some politicians do do that." "I've got four lovely children, ten lovely grandchildren, and I left parliament to devote more time to politics, and I think that what is really going on in Britain is a growing sense of alienation. People don't feel anyone listens to them." "If one meets a powerful person - Rupert Murdoch, perhaps, or Joe Stalin or Hitler - one can ask five questions: what power do you have; where did you get it; in whose interests do you exercise it; to whom are you accountable; and, how can we get rid of you? Anyone who cannot answer the last of those questions does not live in a democratic system." Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.