Martin Luther King Jr and Obama share something in common

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    I'm reminded by my parents how Martin Luther King Jr. was dismiss and despised as anti-white, Communist, socialist, anti-American, and an agitator "stirring up trouble" and disrupting the "harmony" between the races when dared to stand up against the segregationists and racism that pervaded the country during the Jim Crow era. J. Edgar Hoover even called MLK the most dangerous man in America and did everything he could, illegally and legally, to discredit MLK.


    Enter Barack Obama. he became president after 8 years of republican mismanagment of the country, 7 years of an unpopular war in Iraq, inherited a crumbling economy and a huge deficit. he came into the White House promising change and never said that that change was going to be painless and easy and had to endure and still endures false charges of being a racist, Communist, Socialist, a black radical with an agenda to pay back whites, anti-America and anti-Constitutional.

    42 years later, some of the same people who derided King as a racial provoker along with some younger people from the next generation praise MLK and claim to honor his legacy by stressing and manipulating King's "content of character" quote as a way to cover their racist treatment of Obama and forget that MLK, like Obama, was subject to the same hate, mudslinging, and smearing for advocating racial justice and economic assistance and empowerment of the poor of all colors. The same people who engaged in such deplorable behavior against King are acting nearly identical to the Tea Bastards of today who use the same exact tactics against Obama.
     
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    To mention Dr. King in the same sentence with Obama is a tremendous insult to Dr. King. Obama has done nothing to earn the respect that Dr. King ultimately died for, and were Dr. King still alive today, he would be distancing himself from Obama at every possible opportunity.

    To assume Dr. King would approve of Obama simply because of the color of his skin does a terrible disservice to the memory and life's work of Dr. King. To make a comparison between Dr. King and Barrack Obama strikes me as incredibly bias towards skin color, because the two men couldn't be further apart when comparing social and economic policies.
     
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    They're both black. Other than that... nope.
     
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    If your point was that some people hate Obama because he's a Black man who doesn't know his place, then certainly that true.

    Who can deny that such overt racism still exists?

    We see that racist attitude playing out here on this board pretty much daily.

    OTOH, Obama did win an the election, something that wasn't possible when MLK was alive.

    And certainly not every person who faults Obama does so for racist reasons.

    Many( most, I suspect) of the people who loathe Obama loathe his politics.

    We are living through hateful times.

    Had Hillary been elected I have little doubt that the TEA PARTY movement would still have adherents.

    And while I mostly disagree with their POV and their solutions to the nation's problems, I don't think race is the dominant issue that motivates them top protest.

    It's fairly clear that these people hated Clinton with the same kind of intensity.
     
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    Its hard to believe everything you just said when you have people in the Tea Bastards calling Obama Communist, socialist and Muslim and people within the Tea Bastard movement who are sincerely all about the issues refuse to condemn the fungus among them. As with MLK, race wasn't the dominant factor in the attacks on him either, power was the motivating factor in the attacks. If Hilary was president you might still have some discontented conservatives out there but it would not be to the level of the opposition against Obama. A person of color in any high position of power is always under greater scrutiny.
     
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    I don't expect you to understand what I said because in this modern age everyone sees King as an icon for racial justice and forgets the nature of the attacks against him. J. Edgar Hoover didn't label a nonviolent, passive resistance minded MLK as the most dangerous man in America because he was black, it was a lot deeper than that.
     
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    Yea, cuz none of us understand MLK at all... I guess that's cuz we're all racists, right? You arrogant moron. Everyone remembers the horrific attacks against him. And we remember the dignity and grace with which he dealt with them. You know what he didn't do? He didn't call us 'typical white people' (that was Obama). He didn't criticize us for 'clinging to our guns and our religion' (that was Obama). He rose above it - because he was a great American - not black, not white, but an American.

    And.... I'm still waiting for you to admit your lie.... Or are you just some little cowardly keyboard warrior?
     
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    Most of those people are dead dude.

    Btw....it's interesting that you linked "racial justice" and "economic assistance" together as if you can't have one without the other.

    I guess this is all about cold hard cash in your mind.

    And this empowerment you speak of only makes slaves of us.......not free men and women.

    For your information........what the "TEA BASTARDS" you spit at are trying to do is empower all of us and free us from the yokes of abusive government.

    You want handouts...they want to just be left alone.
     
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