Martin Luther King day: A time to honor a great American

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    Martin Luther King lead this country away from perhaps its saddest chapter in history. His contributions helped make this country what it is today
     
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    MLK day means nothing to me or my race.

    But he did help the colored people.
     
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    If I were him, I am not sure that I would be happy to be blamed for where we are today. :D

    MLK jr, great American? Heck yes, but I would not blame him for the state of the union today.

    Quite frankly, his dream has not yet been realized, through no fault of his own, though. I'm not so certain it ever will be.

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    I Have a Dream speech is one of my favorites.
     
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    You don't have to be black for him to have had an effect on your life today.
     
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    True, the banks are closed and there is no mail. :doubt:
     
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    A great American for sure. Would he have made a great president also? I am sure he would have. These types of individuals are too scarce, they cast aside their own comfort and safety to serve others unconditionally.

    They are True Hero's and Patriots.
     
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    I admit he did alot for his people when he wasn't partying in motel rooms with white prostitutes. :doubt:
     
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    ..........HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...out of the mouths of babes !
     
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    When we first started to celebrate Martin Luther King Day I looked at it as a holiday to appease blacks. In reading about him through the years I realized that he saved the country.

    Up until WWII, blacks were content to accept the status quo. During the war, blacks fought for their country, held positions of responsiblity and saw other parts of the world. They saw the outrage of how the Germans treated the Jews and came home to second class citizen status.

    If you look at how oppressed people of the world react to their situation, the most common tactic is guerilla war, bombings, assasinations and terrorism. The IRA used it, Castro and Che Guevera. You fight force with force.

    By adopting the tactics of Gandhi, peaceful resistance, MLK saved this country from a revolution. Instead, it was the whites who adopted terrorist tactics......bombing churches, lynching, assasination, attack dogs. The rest of the country turned against the oppressors.

    After the bombings and attacks, many blacks advocated fighting back. King held them in check and insisted on peaceful protest. If he lacked the personal strength of his convictions and gave into open warfare this would have been a different country
     

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