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Originally posted by desert
Originally posted by Novise
reply to post by budaruskie
That is a great point. Herman Cain is basically saying Martin Luther King Jr. should not have been a dreamer with a vision. Instead he should have sucked it up and become a banker or maybe an insurance salesman and lived his whole life to make money and be a sellout to society.
That's right everyone, just live for money, that's what Cain is saying America is all about. It's not about freedom it's about selling yourself out, selling everything out to follow the status quo and make yourself marketable.
Cain has really shown his ignorance here. Let's be honest. It's not like his Pizza chain brought manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. or did anything significant. It's actually quite funny when people who start a commercial business, especially a restaurant think they are doing the economy and the world a service. What our country needs is manufacturing jobs. So what if you start up a coffee shop, that does not help the economy it just gives people a way to waste their money in the morning.
I'm done with Cain. And I let his comments about Ron Paul supporters slide. But this is way too out there. For a Black man to disrespect the civil rights movement in such a way, he has no idea what America is about. Think about it.
Mr. Cain learned from his parents to not make waves in a White Supremacist culture, to follow its dehumanizing rules, to sit in the back of the bus. Rosa Parks, too, did this, until she got tired of following those rules and refused to budge. These two good Americans display the divergent thinking in any power struggle, any abusive situation: do I "get along" to survive or "go against" to effect change.
Mr. Cain became the "good Negro", acceptable to those who hold power in the abusive relationship. Rosa Parks became the "uppity Negro", refusing to no longer go along with the abuse.
Going along with the current status quo, pretending that electing officials to govt will offer change, continuing to survive the abuse dished out by those in power, maybe hoping things will change when the abuser sees the error of his ways, is not how this country was founded. Rather, it is totally, fully, rightfully, and a right, to protest the actions of those in power, to put pressure on those we elect! It is American.
True grassroots movements for the 99% should be feared by those in power, just as the movement, which was sparked when Mrs. Parks refused to go along, was feared.