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Capitalism will confuse them y'know, tell them the truth's a lie

"Project 21's Borelli Cites Differences Between MLK Legacy and Occupy Wall Street Agenda"

This is sickening. The implied message is that King wouldn't have approved of a protest against economic injustice, which is something King fought for his whole life. As King said on 4 April 4th, 1967:

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: "This is not just." It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of Latin America and say: "This is not just." The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: "This way of settling differences is not just." This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of people normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can well lead the way in this revolution of values. There is nothing, except a tragic death wish, to prevent us from reordering our priorities, so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war. There is nothing to keep us from molding a recalcitrant status quo with bruised hands until we have fashioned it into a brotherhood.

It seems more likely that King would share the protesters outrage, as he often spoke of America practicing "socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor." You see the current manifestation of this phenomenon these days with the bank bailouts and TARP for the rich while the jobs crises is allowed to continue unabated.

  10:22:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics, Video

1 comment

Comment from: gjbgjkbn [Visitor]

So Fox News had a black lady say protesters should protest the first black president in honor of MLK? I've watched cartoons, porn and sketch comedy all day and yet "news" was the dumbest and most offensive shit I saw.

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