9 thoughts on “August 28, 1963

  1. No Pdog. While there is an African American running for President, they’re actually two different people. The one in the video has been dead for 40 years. I know you’ve been confused about this for some time now, so I thought I’d help clear it up.

    Maybe in your mind “they” are all the same? 😆

  2. my sister was reading his biography the other day. and she said she was surprised (i guess cause of what we learned, or didn’t learn in history class) about how much of what he preached was truly centered around jesus and people needing jesus etc.

  3. Ironically I just got that book for my birthday this weekend. I had been looking for it at libraries and bookstores all over the place. It was strange to me that I couldn’t find it anywhere other than online.

  4. well, MLK didn’t preach black liberation theology…he was a real deal baptist preacher. as a charismatic, i’ve always considered him prophetic. an awesome, awesome man.

    and i’ll bet he wouldn’t vote for obama.
    (Emoticon of your choice here)

  5. i wouldn’t say he wasn’t a left wing guy. he spoke out against capitalism, american imperialism, the war in vietnam (which is probably what got him killed), and stated “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence… I cannot remain silent.”
    and also…
    “It is time for all people of conscience to call upon America to return to her true home of brotherhood and peaceful pursuits. We cannot remain silent as our nation engages in one of history’s most cruel and senseless wars.

    During these days of human travail, we must encourage creative dissenters. We need them because the thunder of their fearless voices will be the only sound stronger than the blasts of bombs and the clamor of war hysteria.

    Those of us who love peace must organize as effectively as war hawks. As they spread the propaganda of war, we must spread the propaganda of peace. ”

    i think he is too often portrayed as a meek & mild guy b/c of the whole non-violence thing. he was just as much a revolutionary as malcolm x, angela davis or stokely carmichael. and that’s why i as a left wing wacko LOVE him 🙂

  6. Anyone who has ever had their house bombed while in their mid-20s, yet never neglected their faith or gave up the fight for what they believe in is worthy of my undying admiration.

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