Video: Olbermann Interviews 84 Year Old Activist Pepper Sprayed by Seattle Police
On Wednesday's edition of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" which plays on Current TV, Keith had the opportunity to interview 84 year old activist Dorli Rainey.
While showing support for the Occupy Seattle movement Ms. Rainey had been pepper sprayed by Seattle Police.
Keith started the interview by asking the rather spry octogenarian how she was doing the day after being assaulted by officers. Ms. Rainey's reply was, "I'm feeling great. I feel so energized. It's amazing what a little pepper spray will do for you."
Dorli Rainey was an eyewitness to the tactics of Nazi leader Goebbels and spent part of the interview comparing what is going on in the United States today to what occurred in Europe in the 1930's and 1940's.
Ms. Rainey described the frightening scene in Seattle the previous day, "...they let go of the pepper spray and in the pictures you can see where the pepper spray came all over, uh, so I got pepper sprayed and shoved and thank heavens there was a wonderful young Iraq veteran who stood next to me and he grabbed me as I stumbled as people were pushing..."
After the harrowing experience Ms. Rainey was helped to the bus so she could return home. Some on the bus inquired as to what happened to her and she did not hesitate to fill them in, "It became a really wonderful educational opportunity for me to convert a busload full of people to our way of thinking."
The senior citizen activist uses the words of recently deceased activist and Catholic nun Jackie Hudson who fought for nuclear disarmament to describe the inspiration for her actions, "She used to say, 'whatever you do take one more step out of your comfort zone' and that is what I do. I take a step out of my comfort zone. It would be so easy to say, ‘Well I’m going to retire, I’m going to sit around, watch television or eat bonbons,’ but somebody’s got to keep ’em awake and let ’em know what is really going on in this world."
Watch the video: