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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day and it’s worth re-reading some of his speeches:

    This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.

  2. caakle


    Also if you ever have a chance to go to the National African American History museum in D.C. please do it's beautiful and inspiring and very important.
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  3. Saephon


    I sincerely believe MLK Jr. would be scorned as "disruptive" and "not protesting the right way" by the same white moderates/conservatives that claim to honor him, if he were alive today. I know he was disliked by many back then, which is rarely talked about.

    I wonder what history will say about today's times half a century from now. I hope it's more accurate and less kind than the revisionist shit we teach in schools today.
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  4. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    MLK was virulently anti-capitalist and the amount he's been whitewashed and sanitized for modern politics would enrage him today
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