Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To be fair, I guess I should wish “Sorry it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” to the people who don’t believe it should be a holiday and the politicians who voted against making it one. I’m talking to you, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) and Rep.
These quotes amongst other more obvious reasons were why we don’t have our brother Martin still with us.
He is among our better Angels.
Great quotes to share and thanks to the writer. We read these quotes and see how necessary those words are.
“There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.” Dr. King
This also sounds like Senator Bernie Sanders.
He is definitely among our better angels. A Canadian opinion - When Dr. King spoke, the world listened , and those with a conscience, hung their heads in shame.
I used to play MLK’s Riverside Church/Anti-Vietnam War speech on my radio show every year about this time, greatest speech I ever heard. He cut to the chase with “needing a revolution of values in America.” What MLK calls Capitalism above I would call Fascism. Maybe to most folks they are one and the same. Is there any way to prevent capitalism from devolving into Fascism? Fascism to me is the collusion of big money with big government for their mutual benefit and invariably to the greater detriment of the masses of people. I certainly don’t like what the Communists have done to their own people either, Stalin killed 40 million, Mao 60 million. I don’t believe that all rich people and all corporations are all bad and should have their wealth violently taken away from them, but maybe some, the ones that are actively hurting people. Somehow we have to get both the Capitalist and Communist gun off our ribs and find a better way. Not sure what that is but no doubt “a revolution of values” is in there. Amen Dr. King. Gopherit
Which would explain why 75% of Americans at the time hated the man.
Wonder if as much as 25% of Americans today are decent human beings.
I believe 90% plus of Americans are pretty decent people at their core but both the left and right have been so brain-washed and neutralized by their government “edumakation” and corporate fake news that only a small ineffective minority is even aware of the oligarchy, much able to do anything about them. Keep the rabble fighting among themselves while the handlers trot to their banks with their stolen loot. Gopherit
If the polls say voters wouldn’t like someone because they’re socialist, that person should just point out a man that 90% of the American people support, Martin Luther King Jr. He was truly a great man and it’s sad that any member of the GOP today, much less Donald Trump, would dare mention his name, much less honor him.
And as was pointed out, McCain opposed MLK Day. He cannot be excused from believing things such as doing nothing about the recession (would’ve been a depression), simply because he is opposed to Trump. As Democrats we must offer our own way forward, not just cater to anti Trump Republicans who will side with us now, but once they are in office, will have no qualms in deregulating the economy, catering to rich people over the working class, and opposing criminal justice, legal cannabis, universal healthcare, fair minimum wage, and an end to the endless wars in the Middle East - all policies which the American people support by huge margins.