Whatcha think about this MLK quote?

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    "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

    Simply curious.

    My thoughts are mixed. Programs of social uplift, done the wrong way, can alleviate incentive.
     
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    Context?
     
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    MLK was a pacifist, a far left socialist and a radical community organizer. Somehow, the right has attempted to hijack this and carve it into their own message.
     
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    The context, is that if he gave this speech today, he'd be TAKEN out of context, called a whiner by the likes of YOU, like you did to me last week for saying this exact thing:

    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.
     
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    If you study his speeches, he's definitely not a Conservative, at least. Far left socialist? Ehhhhhhhh, I can't say that.
     
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    If they took the money pissed away on duhhh military and put it towards free higher education you could get an "A' and become America again.
    For now you're just a bunch of ignorant, brainwashed, flag waving idiots.
    murkins. Nada ms.
    No ? Watch and see who gets re-upped in Nov. ALL of the same assholes.

    Just like "they" wanted it.

    MLK hit the nail on the head........errrrr coffin.
     
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    I agree. Look at McCain! :eek:

    There's no right and left in Government, it's just a big facade to cover for the power hungry bedfellows.
     
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    He certainly was a man ahead of his time. I do wish people wouldn't claim Heroes as one thing or another. I agree with King on many things. I disagree with him too.... but that's because I'm a person who considers people within the timeframe of their life. I tend to view MLK as a a man who should inspire all of us to be better people - I don't see him as the property of the left or the right.

    I think it's kind of sad when either side tries to claim him.
     
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    He didn't hide his socialism. His complaint about the Great Society was that it was far too little, lost to the fields of Vietnam. His 1968 March was a multi-racial march for the poor and impoverished and spoke of reconstructing society in a manner that addressed "Systematic flaws of militarism, racism and poverty".
     

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