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Old January 3rd, 2018, 12:47 PM   #11
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And the ignoramus ignores the fact that Nixon’s 1968 Southern Strategy was designed to attract those whites that hated MLK and the Civil Rights Movement. That is when the South turned from blue to red virtually overnight.
Bullshit the White Surpemist VOTED WALLACE.. in 68..

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Old January 3rd, 2018, 10:21 PM   #12
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The letter shown on your link didn't prove your claim.

The fact of the matter is MLK would be considered "right" today even radical by the terms of today's leftists. All of that crazy egalitarian stuff is down right racist.



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In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


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But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.


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The fact of the matter is MLK would be considered "right" today even radical by the terms of today's leftists. All of that crazy egalitarian stuff is down right racist.





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Nonsense on your part.
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Old January 4th, 2018, 04:51 AM   #14
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The fact of the matter is MLK would be considered "right" today even radical by the terms of today's leftists. All of that crazy egalitarian stuff is down right racist.






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MLK was a socialist. Especially near his death.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/15/us/mlk-myths/index.html

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Even before he became a civil rights leader, King was thinking deeply of economics, not just race.

In a letter familiar to scholars, King tells his future wife, Coretta Scott, that he welcomes the day when "there will be a nationalization of industry ... and a better distribution of wealth."
In the letter, dated July 18, 1952, King writes:
"I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic."
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Old January 4th, 2018, 07:12 AM   #15
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MLK was a socialist. Especially near his death.

Debunking the biggest myths about MLK - CNN
MLK was a Socialist that pushed for the starting of African American Corporations (capitalism).. ROFLMBO.
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MLK was a Socialist that pushed for the starting of African American Corporations (capitalism).. ROFLMBO.
Idk what the hell you're talking about. Those are his words. Not mine.

If you actually read the article I posted (you didn't), you'd know that he never claimed any party affiliation:

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"Dr. King never believed in any kind of party identification," Baldwin says. "He never allowed himself to become closely aligned with partisan politics. He occasionally said that that both the Democratic and Republican Party had betrayed his people."

The idea that King was a Republican is built on a historical sleight of hand. King's father, the Rev. Martin Luther "Daddy" King Sr., was a Republican. But so were many blacks in the early to mid-20th century. Then the Republican Party was the party of Abraham Lincoln, the Great Liberator. That party identification, though, started shifting in the mid- to late 20th century as Democratic presidents began championing civil rights.

(Daddy King publicly shifted allegiance to the Democrats when President John F. Kennedy displayed public sympathy for his son.)

Legum, in an essay for ThinkProgress, cited a 1958 interview where King said, "I'm not inextricably bound to either party."

King, though, was particularly critical of the Republican Party's selection of Barry Goldwater, an archconservative, as its 1964 presidential candidate.

King worked closely with President Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, to help spur the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, two critical civil rights laws
championed by Johnson. When Johnson ran for president in 1964, King let the public know which party he preferred, Legum says.
You're all so caught up in binaries, that you build myths around historical figures, ignoring who they actually were.
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I can name Republicans who supported MLK in the 60's, Senator Ed Brooke, Governor Endicott Peabody, whose mother was arrested in Florida in a civil rights action , both from Massachusetts, Governor Nelson Rockefeller from New York, from the now extinct moderate wing of the Republican party, the part of the Republican Party that joined with Liberal Democrats to pass Civil Rights legislation.
You know what you call people like that today?
Democrats
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The fact of the matter is MLK would be considered "right" today even radical by the terms of today's leftists. All of that crazy egalitarian stuff is down right racist.






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He wanted equality, it hasn't happened yet, he'd still want equality.
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I can name Republicans who supported MLK in the 60's, Senator Ed Brooke, Governor Endicott Peabody, whose mother was arrested in Florida in a civil rights action , both from Massachusetts, Governor Nelson Rockefeller from New York, from the now extinct moderate wing of the Republican party, the part of the Republican Party that joined with Liberal Democrats to pass Civil Rights legislation.
You know what you call people like that today?
Democrats
MLK was pretty critical of the Democratic party as well. His political leanings are pretty difficult to define, but towards the end of his life, he espoused social democratic opinions -- and was beginning to become more militant and confrontational in his tactics.

I just can't get behind how these political parties claim him now that he's dead, when they were his primary opposition when he was alive.
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MLK was pretty critical of the Democratic party as well. His political leanings are pretty difficult to define, but towards the end of his life, he espoused social democratic opinions -- and was beginning to become more militant and confrontational in his tactics.

I just can't get behind how these political parties claim him now that he's dead, when they were his primary opposition when he was alive.


IMO some may have publicly supported him but in reality he scared the hell out of them and his very existence stood to shatter their fragile world and the control they held over it.
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