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In your own words, please tell why MLK Jr was wrong

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posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
You aren't breaking the law to hate others for the way they look. But if that's how you view the world, you aren't being honest with yourself.


Exactly.

Get to know them, find out who they are and you'll discover things that truly engender hate....like that they enjoy eating very well done steak.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 12:26 PM
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originally posted by: game over man

originally posted by: network dude

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

www.cbsnews.com...


It's obvious that his words aren't just ignored, but are actively shunned in the actions of the large portion of Main Stream Media, and a section of our government. We hire based on skin color, we promote based on skin color, we choose to elevate some, due to only skin color.

A system that uses accomplishments, historical record, and proven work ethic to promote has been deemed "racist".

But when you look at Dr. Kings words, that is the opposite of what he fought and ultimately died for. Sure he is still held high in our society, with streets in almost every town named after him, Statues in prominent places for him, even a national holiday in his honor, and yet, when looking at the whole of his work, and the reality of society today, it can't be more clear that he was wrong......or we are now.

I was raised in a white area. I had very little contact with people of color growing up. I was taught to treat everyone equal, my father was/is very firm in his belief that we are all the same. Once I joined the military, I learned that indeed what I was taught was true. We were all the same, on the same team, working for the same goal. Now, in the future, the year 2021, we are regressing at a pace not understood by most.

So while I'm supposed to feel guilty for being white, I'd like to hear from the one's who promote this new way of looking at ourselves, why was Dr. King so far off the mark? How did his message make it out, knowing that it is so wrong. And lastly, when can we get on with removing his statues, and renaming the streets?


Wow man I can't believe you have never heard of racial profiling before, that is one example of exactly what Dr King was fighting for and you think he's off the mark?? How are you the expert on blackness when you grew up in a white only neighborhood/upbringing?!?

I'm guessing you are republican, look at your political party...you sure do hire based on color!


I'm not even sure you know what you are talking about. But I am sure I have no idea.
The topic is why Dr. King was wrong. Do you have an opinion on that?



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: Themaskedbeast
a reply to: game over man

Please explain how kamala got her job as vp.

You have it exactly backwards republicans dont hire based on color democrats however do. Look at all the crap the dems push about having a person of color in the board rooms of businesses.

Whether the person is qualified for the job is irrelevant as long as they are a person of color.



The idea (as I understand it) is that without the opportunity you will never be qualified. Having a chance and blowing it is more proof of character than being rejected because your resume is lackluster. It's rather cliche as underdog stories go but there's still time on the clock so keep praying.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 02:13 PM
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I suppose he didn't take into account how tribalistic humans be.

anything my guys sez good
anything your guy sez bad

The cycle.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: network dude
You aren't breaking the law to hate others for the way they look. But if that's how you view the world, you aren't being honest with yourself.


Exactly.

Get to know them, find out who they are and you'll discover things that truly engender hate....like that they enjoy eating very well done steak.


I also enjoy pineapple on my pizza, wearing socks with my sandals, and Nickelback music.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm
I also enjoy pineapple on my pizza, wearing socks with my sandals, and Nickelback music.


Probably all at the same time too...



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: TzarChasm





I also enjoy pineapple on my pizza, wearing socks with my sandals, and Nickelback music


damn, your ate up with some serious flaws in your character. i could maybe except the pineapple and socks but nickelback, how do you live with yourself.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 02:53 PM
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His vision, kind of sits in the middle of a pendulum, swinging both ways, slowly, over decades, going from one extreme, to another.

His words should be true, should be a standard!
edit on 7-4-2021 by vonclod because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: network dude

I have a dream. The sentiment is ageless, and deeply profound.

Too bad that it's turning into a nightmare.

Segregation was wrong. Always was. Supposedly it died a long overdue death. Some of the people I most deeply respect are the now very old Civil Rights workers who sweated, and bled, some of them to death, to make the movement succeed. Now their children and grand-children, rather than continue their work, have decided to throw it all away.

Why?

By my eye? Petty revenge. I'm probably waxing hyperbolic, but we see self segregation happening all over the place. Rather than coming together to celebrate our differences--whatever those may be--too many are choosing to become insular. Allow politician to use them for their dinner time sound bites.

I wonder what the old civil rights workers thinks now? Late at night, when things are usually darkest...I wonder if they still think it was worth it??

Not sure I would.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Quite true.

I've never hated anyone for the color of their skin...they've always given me more than sufficient cause with out that factoring in.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You win the interwebs today.

That's it, in a tidy little sentence.



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: LSU2018

Ooopsie. Guess we're there, eh?



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Stupidsecrets

No, no it's not.

As long as there is some semblance of Freedom of Speech, it shouldn't be.

There are, however, no laws against certain repercussions when one is racist, either.

I have no use for bigots of any stripe, and I'm not terribly shy about letting 'em know it.

Speech should be free. You should only be answerable to the Law for actions. Since I'm not the Law, I can very happily shun their dumb asses...



posted on Apr, 7 2021 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: game over man


Wow man I can't believe you have never heard of racial profiling before, that is one example of exactly what Dr King was fighting for and you think he's off the mark??

I'd like your definition of "racial profiling." The reason is because I have heard a lot of different versions.

For example, suppose someone robs a bank, The police respond and the bank employees describe the robber as a "young black man." Now the police are looking only for someone who is black, young, and male. I don't consider that racial profiling... that's just good police work.

Now suppose someone robs the same bank, the police respond, and the employees describe the robber as a "young man." There is no foregone knowledge as to race, so if the police start looking only at people who are young, male, and black, that would be racial profiling. They obviously added the "black" qualifier out of a racist attitude, not out of a description from an eyewitness.

Now, what would be your definition, with examples if you please, of racial profiling?

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 12:33 PM
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He was not off the mark. He was more on the mark than we know. Particularly near the end of his life, he fought against economic inequality as well as racial inequality.

Today, unfortunately, many of our so-called liberal elites use race as just another tool to divide the working class.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: underwerks

How about you expand on that?

You seem to have all the answers to what racism actually is.

Any chance you can explain your quip before you run off again like a troll?


Guessing he knows what true racism is the same way socialism apologists are also the only ones who know what it is, but treat it like fight club.

First rule is ...



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: TzarChasm

You might be an outsider for enjoying pineapple on your pizza, but you're not a true pariah like my son who goes all-out with both pineapple and anchovies.



posted on Apr, 12 2021 @ 09:33 AM
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Y'all might want to dig behind the quote a little.

King believed the underlying problem was capitalism.

King believed the solution was democratic socialism.

Democratic socialism, as I'm sure you know, is more than half way between liberalism and communism.

All of this is common public knowledge.

Look it up.



posted on Apr, 12 2021 @ 09:49 AM
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My only real issue with MLK was his infidelity. I am of the opinion that anyone who stands up to be an example for others needs to cover the major bases of not being a cad, not being violent, etc.

He may feel that he was not acting as an example...but the reality is when you talk the talk, you have to walk the walk. No one is perfect....but screwing other women is a long way from perfect.



posted on Apr, 12 2021 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: Whodathunkdatcheese

Is that how we're re-writing history today? MLK Jr wasn't addressing racism, but the capitalist economy?




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