A few comments before you click play:
- Camera work is terrible: no need for the mistakes, but that’s what you have.
- Give Jonathan time to warm up for about two minutes. Best material is in the last three to four minutes.
- First time I’ve seen Jonathan Pie. He is a comedian: makes me think of Britain’s Stephen Colbert.
- You run some risks when you try to explain an election outcome like this one in toto in a few minutes, but this rant makes a good start.
For everyone who wants to think through what’s happening around us, thank you, Mr. Pie.
To see an example of someone on the left who does engage in political persuasion, sample from Glenn Greenwald’s interviews at Democracy Now!