Nader calls for more political action

 Ralph Nader, political activist and former presidential candidate, spoke at Shriver Hall last Thursday as part of this year’s MSE Symposium.

He called for the young audience to take a more significant participatory role in today’s government and politics.

“What is the purpose of your life? Are you going to waste your 20s with Facebook and MySpace?” Nader exhorted, “No, it is time for you to put your arm in the wheel of justice.”

Nader’s speech had a philosophical tack. “What is freedom?” he questioned the audience. He claimed that corporations had encouraged people to think of freedom as “the freedom to buy what you want” rather than “the freedom to determine the future of your society.” Similarly Nader contended, “beauty” is defined in a narrow-minded way that makes money for the cosmetic industry.

Click here for the rest of the article.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.