Rachel Brosnahan: Venezuelan Crisis Isn’t About Politics, It’s About Families | MSNBC


COME SEE US SOON.>>JACOB, JUST THINK ABOUT IT.>>JACOB, JUST THINK ABOUT IT. NOT MANY YEARS AGO, YOU WOULD GO NOT MANY YEARS AGO, YOU WOULD GO TO A CONCERT, EVENT AND THERE TO A CONCERT, EVENT AND THERE WOULD BE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES WOULD BE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES STREWN ON THE GRASS. STREWN ON THE GRASS. THINK ABOUT THE COMMITMENT THINK ABOUT THE COMMITMENT PEOPLE ARE MAKING TODAY. PEOPLE ARE MAKING TODAY. IT’S HUGE. IT’S HUGE.>>VERY IMPORTANT.>>VERY IMPORTANT.>>WE’RE JOINED BY RACHEL>>WE’RE JOINED BY RACHEL BROSNAHAN OF A SHOW I LOVE, THE BROSNAHAN OF A SHOW I LOVE, THE MARVELOUS MISS MAISEL. MARVELOUS MISS MAISEL. A GLOBAL CITIZENS AMBASSADOR. A GLOBAL CITIZENS AMBASSADOR. SHE’S PERSONALLY LOBBY SHE’S PERSONALLY LOBBY GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE AID TO GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE AID TO FAMILIES, HOMES AND SCHOOLS. FAMILIES, HOMES AND SCHOOLS. RACHEL, WE CAN SPEND ALL DAY RACHEL, WE CAN SPEND ALL DAY TALKING ABOUT YOUR AMAZING TALKING ABOUT YOUR AMAZING PERFORMANCE. PERFORMANCE. IT’S ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO. IT’S ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO. YOU’RE NOT HERE BECAUSE IT’S AN YOU’RE NOT HERE BECAUSE IT’S AN AMAZING EVENT. AMAZING EVENT. YOU TAKE BECOME AN AMBASSADOR YOU TAKE BECOME AN AMBASSADOR SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?>>EARLIER THIS YEAR I HAD THE>>EARLIER THIS YEAR I HAD THE ENORMOUS PRIVILEGE OF ENORMOUS PRIVILEGE OF ACCOMPANYING GLOBAL CITIZENS AND ACCOMPANYING GLOBAL CITIZENS AND “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” ON A TRIP “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” ON A TRIP TO PERU TO LEARN ABOUT ADVOCATE TO PERU TO LEARN ABOUT ADVOCATE EDUCATION CAN WAIT, EDUCATION TO EDUCATION CAN WAIT, EDUCATION TO CHILDREN ACROSS THE WORLD IN CHILDREN ACROSS THE WORLD IN CONFLICT AND CRISIS. CONFLICT AND CRISIS.>>SO YOU TRAVELED AND YOU MET>>SO YOU TRAVELED AND YOU MET WITH FAMILIES, VENEZUELA. WITH FAMILIES, VENEZUELA.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>WHAT DID YOU LEARN ON THAT>>WHAT DID YOU LEARN ON THAT TRIP AND WHAT DO YOU THINK TRIP AND WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN THAT THEY PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN THAT THEY KNOW KNOW ABOUT THE CRISIS? KNOW KNOW ABOUT THE CRISIS?>>THE ONE THING WE HEARD FROM>>THE ONE THING WE HEARD FROM FAMILIES WHO WE ASKED — WE FAMILIES WHO WE ASKED — WE ASKED THIS QUESTION, WHAT’S ONE ASKED THIS QUESTION, WHAT’S ONE THING YOU WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THING YOU WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SITUATION AND ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SITUATION AND REPEATEDLY THEY SAID TO US, WE REPEATEDLY THEY SAID TO US, WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW IT’S REAL. WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW IT’S REAL. THERE’S A LOT OF PROPAGANDA THERE’S A LOT OF PROPAGANDA BEING SPREAD THAT THIS CRISIS BEING SPREAD THAT THIS CRISIS ISN’T AS MONUMENTAL AS IT IS. ISN’T AS MONUMENTAL AS IT IS. WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THIS IS WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THIS IS REAL. REAL. VENEZUELA DOESN’T SHARE A BORDER VENEZUELA DOESN’T SHARE A BORDER WITH PERU. WITH PERU. PEOPLE WALKED FOR MONTHS TO PEOPLE WALKED FOR MONTHS TO ARRIVE THERE. ARRIVE THERE. THEY ARE FLEEING PERSECUTION. THEY ARE FLEEING PERSECUTION. THEY ARE AFRAID FOR THEMSELVES THEY ARE AFRAID FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES AND THEY ARE AND THEIR FAMILIES AND THEY ARE SEEKING A BETTER LIFE IN SEEKING A BETTER LIFE IN COUNTRIES SURROUNDING. COUNTRIES SURROUNDING.>>IN THE UNITED STATES IT>>IN THE UNITED STATES IT BECOME A POLITICAL DEBATE. BECOME A POLITICAL DEBATE. BEING ON THE GROUND IN PERU AND BEING ON THE GROUND IN PERU AND LOOKING AT IT THROUGH A GLOBAL LOOKING AT IT THROUGH A GLOBAL LENS, WHAT DID THAT TELL YOU LENS, WHAT DID THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE HUMAN RIGHTS ASPECT. ABOUT THE HUMAN RIGHTS ASPECT.>>THERE’S PEOPLE BEHIND –>>THERE’S PEOPLE BEHIND — PEOPLE HAVE TO BE OUT IN FRONT PEOPLE HAVE TO BE OUT IN FRONT OF THESE POLITICS — OUT IN OF THESE POLITICS — OUT IN FRONT OF OUR POLITICS. FRONT OF OUR POLITICS. THERE ARE FAMILIES SUFFERING. THERE ARE FAMILIES SUFFERING. PEOPLE NEED TO COME FIRST AND WE PEOPLE NEED TO COME FIRST AND WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THEM WHEN HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THEM WHEN WE’RE MAKING POLICY. WE’RE MAKING POLICY.>>WHEN YOU WERE IN PERU, YOU>>WHEN YOU WERE IN PERU, YOU WERE FRUSTRATED THAT PEOPLE WERE FRUSTRATED THAT PEOPLE COMING TO THE UNITED STATES COMING TO THE UNITED STATES CAN’T SEEK REFUGE. CAN’T SEEK REFUGE. WE’RE NOT TREATING THOSE WHO WE’RE NOT TREATING THOSE WHO COME HERE AS WELL AS THOSE COME HERE AS WELL AS THOSE VENEZUELANS ARE BEING TREATED IN VENEZUELANS ARE BEING TREATED IN PERU. PERU. IT’S EVEN WORSE HERE. IT’S EVEN WORSE HERE.>>I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S WORSE>>I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S WORSE HERE BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE HERE BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE SO STRUCK BY IS THAT PERU WERE SO STRUCK BY IS THAT PERU HAS OPENED THEIR ARMS TO THESE HAS OPENED THEIR ARMS TO THESE FAMILIES IN NEED. FAMILIES IN NEED. PERU AT THE TIME OF OUR TRIP HAD PERU AT THE TIME OF OUR TRIP HAD ACCEPTED MORE THAN 600,000 ACCEPTED MORE THAN 600,000 VENEZUELAN MIGRANTS AND THAT VENEZUELAN MIGRANTS AND THAT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED. SHOULD BE CELEBRATED. WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING PEOPLE WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN OUR GLOBAL WHO BELIEVE IN OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY. PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT NONE OF US PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT NONE OF US ARE WELL UNLESS WE ARE ALL ARE WELL UNLESS WE ARE ALL THRIVING. THRIVING. THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE SAW THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE SAW IN PERU. IN PERU.>>WERE YOU ABLE TO SUM UP THE>>WERE YOU ABLE TO SUM UP THE THINGS THAT ARE DRIVING PEOPLE THINGS THAT ARE DRIVING PEOPLE OUT OF VENEZUELA? OUT OF VENEZUELA? IS IT ABOUT POVERTY, IS IT ABOUT POVERTY, PERSECUTION? PERSECUTION? WE KNOW IN OUR OWN REPORTING WE WE KNOW IN OUR OWN REPORTING WE FOUND CLIMATE CHANGE IS ONE OF FOUND CLIMATE CHANGE IS ONE OF THE THINGS DRIVING PEOPLE TO THE THINGS DRIVING PEOPLE TO MOVE BECAUSE IT MAKES FARMING MOVE BECAUSE IT MAKES FARMING MORE DIFFICULT. MORE DIFFICULT. A LOT OF PEOPLE DRIVE PEOPLE OUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DRIVE PEOPLE OUT FROM WHERE THEY LIVE? FROM WHERE THEY LIVE?>>WE SAW A WIDE VARIETY DURING>>WE SAW A WIDE VARIETY DURING OUR VISIT THERE. OUR VISIT THERE. MOSTLY THE BIGGEST THING WE MOSTLY THE BIGGEST THING WE HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN PEOPLE HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN PEOPLE STAYED AS LONG AS THEY POSSIBLY STAYED AS LONG AS THEY POSSIBLY COULD. COULD. ONE OF THE MAIN CONTRIBUTING ONE OF THE MAIN CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WITH THE FAMILIES WE MET FACTORS WITH THE FAMILIES WE MET WAS LACK OF FOOD. WAS LACK OF FOOD. A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEIR EDUCATION A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEIR EDUCATION WAS DISRUPTED. WAS DISRUPTED. THAT WAS A PRIORITY FOR FAMILIES THAT WAS A PRIORITY FOR FAMILIES IN PERU. IN PERU.>>RACHEL, WE GOT TO HEAR ALL OF>>RACHEL, WE GOT TO HEAR ALL OF YOUR SERIOUS LEADERSHIP YOUR YOUR SERIOUS LEADERSHIP YOUR FANS LOOK TO AND WE DIDN’T HAVE FANS LOOK TO AND WE DIDN’T HAVE A TIME TO DO ANY STAND UP WITH A TIME TO DO ANY STAND UP WITH YOU. YOU.>>THAT’S VERY OKAY.>>THAT’S VERY OKAY. THANK YOU FOR THAT. THANK YOU FOR THAT.>>WE KNOW YOU’RE GOOD AT THAT.>>WE KNOW YOU’RE GOOD AT THAT.>>ONLY WHEN SOMEONE ELSE WRITES>>ONLY WHEN SOMEONE ELSE WRITES IT FOR ME AND I’M PLAYING NOT IT FOR ME AND I’M PLAYING NOT MYSELF.




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  1. Democrats avoid any factual information like Mexican cartels have murdered 70,000 people already this year alone due to thier open borders policies.

  2. Glad to see some celebrity speaking about the urgency and situation in Vzla without Americans tainting it by pretending it has anything to do with the USA left or right

  3. Brown people scary. Need to compensate economic insecurity and ignorance of global issues by spreading lies and hate against refugee families. The orange leader told me it’s okay to attack them, since they are the „worst of the worst“. Even worse than my cold and bruised heart…

  4. If the Debate is about Families, then why hasn't Nancy helped us DACA recipients and our families??? You forgot about us. !!! Its all politics…!! You lied to us

  5. I've long considered myself as a citizen of the world. A noble tradition cosmopolitanism is, going back to antiquity (ancient Greek: kosmopolite) and endorsed by many philosophers, thinkers, and statesmen throughout the ages (including many founding fathers).

    "The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." Thomas Paine

    "Better the pride that resides in a citizen of the world, than the pride that divides when a colorful rag is unfurled." Rush

  6. Let's see what some Founding Fathers wrote about immigrants coming to & seeking asylum in the US:

    Washington: "I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable Asylum to the virtuous & persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong…" 1788

    Paine: America is "An asylum for mankind." Common Sense

    Jefferson: The US offers "A sanctuary for those whom the misrule of Europe may compel to seek happiness in other climes." 1817

    The Declaration of Independence states that one of the abuses of the king was that he discouraged and prevented people from coming to the colonies by "obstructing the Laws for naturalization" & "refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations".

  7. Film industry with their money and time should be doing more for this country. Those few who cheated to get their children to ivory school should be ASHAMED. Instead they should help a few good but poor students with tuitions and or help with student loans.

  8. Unfortunately, it's completely about politics. The DNC has utterly and appallingly dropped the ball on immigration and border enforcement, and in essence (not stated it outright) advocated a series of policies that suggest an overall impact pragmatically of "open borders". I loath Trump and Trumpublicans. But Democrats insane immigration policy statements are the political equivalent of self immolation.

  9. Eerie Propaganda photo of Greta Thunberg uncovered from 1939. https://i1.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/PRC_86332997.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=644%2C338&ssl=2

  10. Wow, first time I see MSNBC covering the Venezuelan Exodus, which is as big as Syria’s , yet got 1.5% of the aid* and almost no coverage. Is unbelievable MSNBC has a actual venezuelan reporter who they do not put her on the air to cover the subject.

    Rachel almost got it right. The only thing missing from her speech is the acknowledgment that people are fleeing Venezuela because the communist government of Maduro controls the economy and destroyed all the industries, businesses and jobs, so we ran out of money and food. The reason is not climate change as Joy Ann implied.

    *https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-20/venezuela-exodus-as-big-as-syria-s-got-1-5-of-the-aid-chart

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