posted by CharlesB in Politics

Would Dr. Martin Luther King have voted for Obama? What do you think?

November 9, 2012

Am I an extremist because I support the work of Dr. Martin Luther King and not Obama? Am I an extremist because I have the ability to concentrate and focus and listen to Dr. King and to think about what he said, as opposed to someone crying and saying that it's too much information, "waaa waaa, you post too much! waa! waa! I can't listen to Dr. King for 56 minutes! I'm going to ignore you! You're an extremist and you post too much at the Athens Banner!"?

Just because I post something that I find interesting, like say the piece by Frances Rice, that doesn't mean that I agree with all or any of what the author writes. That would be silly. And yet some here at the Athens Banner cannot seem to understand or comprehend that, and they would attack me just because I make a post. So, as long as I follow the terms of service here, then why should I be called names and be banned?

"My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I'm not selling bread, I'm selling yeast."--Miguel de Unamuno

"My method is to post anything I find of interest, not what I believe to be true. I'm not here to be some sort of web dictator to say what is true, what should be on the web, or what should be shot down the memory hole."--Rob Daven

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." --the Buddha

So, back to Dr. King. First of all, we don't know the real MLK. So let's learn about him.

The Poor People's Campaign

"By creating the Martin Luther King holiday and "educating" us about him in school, the government purposely created an environment where nobody feels the need to look up his speeches and learn his criticism of the environment. All they do is show us the "I have a dream!" speech in English class, and everyone ignores everything else about MLK! If you cite his criticism of the government and Vietnam War, they just call you a "conspiracy theorist"! It's pathetic! Nobody knows the true MLK!"--a youtube poster

Beyond Vietnam

The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV

"...the chronology jumps from 1965 to 1968. Yet King didn't take a sabbatical near the end of his life. In fact, he was speaking and organizing as diligently as ever. Almost all of those speeches were filmed or taped. But they're not shown today on TV.


It's because national news media have never come to terms with what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for during his final years.

He decried the huge income gaps between rich and poor, and called for "radical changes in the structure of our society" to redistribute wealth and power.

You haven't heard the "Beyond Vietnam" speech on network news retrospectives, but national media heard it loud and clear back in 1967 — and loudly denounced it. Life magazine called it "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi." The Washington Post patronized that "King has diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people."

In his last months, King was organizing the most militant project of his life: the Poor People's Campaign. He crisscrossed the country to assemble "a multiracial army of the poor" that would descend on Washington — engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience at the Capitol, if need be — until Congress enacted a poor people's bill of rights.

King's economic bill of rights called for massive government jobs programs to rebuild America's cities. He saw a crying need to confront a Congress that had demonstrated its "hostility to the poor" — appropriating "military funds with alacrity and generosity," but providing "poverty funds with miserliness."
--by Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon

The Democratic Party Owes Blacks An Apology

Martin Luther King Would Vote Against Obama

So, what do you think? Would Dr. King have voted for Obama? I don't think that he would have voted democrat or republican. I think that he saw that we are being manipulated and controlled by a global elite that uses politics to divide us and that is why he was killed. I think that American politics is like wrestling or a soap opera or dare I say it, sports, and that Americans don't understand that we are being manipulated and controlled.

"I call on the young men of America who must make a choice today to take a stand on this issue. Tomorrow may be too late. The book may close. And don't let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, "You're too arrogant! And if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I'll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't even know my name. Be still and know that I'm God." "--Martin Luther King, Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967

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