Black People : Martin Luther King said......

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  1. Natinr

    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    "I don't kow wether or not we are entering a burning house"
    Now you know he was pndeing Malcom's message concerning that.
    Now with the economic climate today, what do you think they forsaw in the 60s??????????
     
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    mazimtaim Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Natinr, I don't think it was pandering. Remember, this wasn't a speech. This was a personal conversation between Martin Luther King and Harry Belafonte. Harry shared this information with us. He thought we should know about it. I think Harry was trying to show that King was not a naive as people portrayed him to be. King was a bit conflicted when the civil right legislation passed. He was reflective in a similar way that some "Blacks" are reflective now of Barack Obama's possible democratic nomination.

    We are wondering if this is really a good thing.
     
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    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    I feel you, but let's just....

    take this ot of the context of an election year,
    what do you perceive or conceive the analogy of the burning house to be?
    And do you see any corelation to the present scrambling of the Neocons to find an economic fire extinguisher?
     
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    mazimtaim Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The issue for us is that if Barack is nominated, many "Blacks" will be even more tied to this racist system than they already are. Trapped in flames with no way to escape. Many "Blacks" are already locking themselves in by trying to use the election as a gauge on how much racism still exists. The two are totally independent of each other. "Whites" would have nominated Malcolm X, if they were assured that they could control him. Barack is now pandering to them the way "White" candidates traditionally pandered to us. Did you hear that crap about how he thinks Reagan was some kind of pioneer?

    Any "Blacks" using that screwed up definition of racism, are now banking on this possible nomination as some sign of a deterioration of "White" supremacy. Every modern day "White" supremacist concedes that there are a few exceptional "Blacks". It is just that most of us are worthless.
     
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    "Why We Cant Wait"

    "Where Do We Go From Here"

    I think these two books progressively addressed what King saw as various stages of struggle, and the need for a change from the capitalist system which was not adequate in addressing the needs of the growing underclass as more black workers gained civil liberties. Some suggested King was a communist but I think he was more influenced by the socialist forces he worked with in organizing black workers which was going into organizing trade unionists across racial lines. I think this system is "tapping out" and King knew this day was gonna come.

    In fact, I also think it's quite ironic that Bush is now talking about pumping money into the economy right before King's holiday. Look at how the financial markets responded.
     
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    No he didn't????


    HE SAID REAGAN WAS A WHAT?:em3000:
    I LIKE WHAT THEY CALLED REAGAN IN THE MOVIE "PANTHER"
     
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    Barack Obama

    "I don't want to present myself as some sort of singular figure. I think part of what is different is the times. I do think that, for example, the 1980 election was different. I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it. They felt like with all the excesses of the 60s and the 70s and government had grown and grown but there wasn't much sense of accountability in terms of how it was operating. I think he tapped into what people were already feeling. Which is we want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing."

    Barack Obama
     
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