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#2901817 - 01/21/19 01:19 PM In Praise of MLK
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"I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. And yet I am not so opposed to capitalism that I have failed to see its relative merits. It started out with a noble and high motive, viz, to block the trade monopolies of nobles, but like most human systems, it falls victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has outlived its usefulness. It has brought about a system that takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes."

"As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they asked, and rightly so, What about Vietnam? They asked if our own nation wasnt using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government. "

I started thinking about the fact that right here in our country we spend millions of dollars every day to store surplus food. And I said to myself: I know where we can store that food free of charge in the wrinkled stomachs of the millions of Gods children in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and even in our own nation, who go to bed hungry at night."

https://boingboing.net/2019/01/21/mlk-was-a-socialist.html
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#2901850 - 01/21/19 02:00 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: heelnipstr]
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Lucky metoo wasnt a thing during his era

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#2901857 - 01/21/19 02:04 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: heelnipstr]
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Who can know how the rest of his life would have played out had he not been murdered?
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#2901866 - 01/21/19 02:14 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: heelnipstr]
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This is a bad day for the news media. Lets not kid ourselves, Toobin said on CNN. The larger message that a lot of people are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president, and theyre willing to lie to do it.

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#2901879 - 01/21/19 02:24 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: GDaddy]
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Originally Posted By: GDaddy
Who can know how the rest of his life would have played out had he not been murdered?


Either like Al Sharpton or Mandela.
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#2901881 - 01/21/19 02:27 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: StuAzole]
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Originally Posted By: GDaddy
Who can know how the rest of his life would have played out had he not been murdered?


Either like Al Sharpton or Mandela.


He was a better man than either of them.........by a mile.
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#2901889 - 01/21/19 02:39 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: heelnipstr]
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Seems like people have forgotten the whole "not by his skin but by the content of his character" deal
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#2901895 - 01/21/19 02:50 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: ifallalot]
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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Seems like people have forgotten the whole "not by his skin but by the content of his character" deal

Its just to easy to forget. And I thought you wouldve salavating on his anti gov statement.
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#2901899 - 01/21/19 03:00 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: heelnipstr]
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#2901905 - 01/21/19 03:22 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: ifallalot]
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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Seems like people have forgotten the whole "not by his skin but by the content of his character" deal

Yeah, especially the content of character part socrazy
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#2901927 - 01/21/19 04:51 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: heelnipstr]
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Edited by heelnipstr (01/21/19 04:52 PM)
Edit Reason: linky workie?
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#2901931 - 01/21/19 04:55 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: heelnipstr]
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I get the appeal of communism but at this point it should be clear humans are incapable of pulling it off

Maybe when AI takes over

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#2901946 - 01/21/19 05:34 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: BillyOcean]
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I get the appeal of communism but at this point it should be clear humans are incapable of pulling it off

Maybe when AI takes over


Who wants communism? foreheadslap
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#2901950 - 01/21/19 05:45 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: BillyOcean]
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I get the appeal of communism but at this point it should be clear humans are incapable of pulling it off

Maybe when AI takes over


People commonly pull it off within the family or clan unit. It just doesn't scale well as you lose control of the accountability. It's like a marriage - way easier with 2 people than with 4.
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#2901972 - 01/21/19 06:37 PM Re: In Praise of MLK [Re: FecalFace]
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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
I get the appeal of communism but at this point it should be clear humans are incapable of pulling it off

Maybe when AI takes over


Who wants communism? foreheadslap


MLK did

But I give him the benefit of the doubt as the issue wasnt totally settled during his time

People quoting him today should realize this

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