Harold Pinter's 2005 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech


I thought I'd post this stirring and inspiring speech by playwright Harold Pinter upon the occasion of his Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005.

From the last paragraphs in the speech:

"I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory.
If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man."

We need spiritual food in this important 911 truth voyage, and Pinter serves it up as good as anything I've heard from anybody.
Thanks to Maria Gilardin of http://tucradio.org for hosting this and many other fine broadcasts.

"Political language, as used

"Political language, as used by politicians, does not venture into any of this territory since the majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed."

Yes, perhaps the boldest, gravest, most important Nobel Lecture ever desperately ignored by corporate media.

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson