Updated on Monday, September 2nd, 2013.
I haven’t been to a Labour Day Banquet in Bermuda since, I think, 2007. While I often took issue with the appropriation of bourgeois spectacle, I always enjoyed (even if to critique!) the speeches given.
I cannot confirm yet if this is the entire transcript, or an abridged version.
Nonetheless, even if a collection of excerpts, I am profoundly impressed by what Reverend Tweed had to say.
Reverend Tweed has, much more eloquently than I, put forward a number of ideas which I appreciate, and for normally conservative Bermuda, they are potentially explosively radical.
I reckon I’ll be giving a deeper look at bits of his speech going forward; I just wanted to highlight it here and recommend people read over it.
And Reverend Tweed, if you ever read the blogs, and ever come across mine, I just wanted to say thank you for that speech. It was awesome.
I’ve come across an audio recording of Reverend Tweed’s speech also; listen to it here!