Globalizing King's Legacy

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    Stirring and thought-provoking.....

     
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    Sorry, Taylor, there's nothing non-violent about the black demands on white Americans. The "civil rights" laws are forced wealth and power transfers from whites to blacks. If whites resist this piece-by-piece theft of the society they worked to build, they violate the law. If they continue to resist, they are jailed or shot. If they speak out against it, they are bullied into silence with shouts of "racist!" and "sinner"! Real peaceful, Kumbaya stuff.
     
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    Not far from the truth. The original vision of MLK has been corrupted by a bunch of whiney simpletons who want a free ride on whitey's ticket. Dr. King seemed to want true equaliity rather than special treatment, but the modern blacks want everything given to them.
     
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    You speak for a whole race of people, do you?
     
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    Believe it or not, I don't have much in principle against black leaders who advocate for their people. King was doing what he could to make life better for blacks, as I see it. I figure that's pretty natural.

    The big caveat for me, obviously, is that I think whites should have the same right.

    Right now, any black who advocates for blacks is held in the highest possible esteem. He is saint, god, king, hero, martyr, super-human, genius. Any white who advocates for whites is held in the lowest possible esteem. He is Satan, Hitler, evil, the devil, despicable, ignorant.
     
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    I agree in some sense, though I think MLK Jr. was speaking of 'men' in the wholistic sense, not just blacks. Not so a Jesse or Al or even Bill Cosby. They are speaking for or to their 'people'. I think MLK rose above that, IMO.
     
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    Your kidding ---you really think that MLK was speaking of the human race in a "wholistic sense" ?
     
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    No and yes.
     
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    Okie dokie :afro:
     
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    I will second this, and raise it: he was thinking of men
    in the universal sense.

    He was a great martyr of freedom, and peace, and he meant it
    for the entire world, for all the present and all the future.

    That his ministry is now so without followers is not his fault.
    He won his own battle, and won it completely without
    ever raising a hand in self defence.
     
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