The Occupy Movement and MLK

It’s easy to complain about the encampments of the Occupy movement, and maybe they should do things a little different, as Jim points out, but they are trying to secure citizen’s rights for ALL citizens that have been slowly eroding over the years (including for those that call them names and besmirch their patriotism and their character).

The more resistance healthy and proper reform meets, the stronger the movement will become. All over the world people are beginning to stand up to money controlled politics and fascist governments.

Like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement of the 60s, in the end, right will win out.

Join together with those who wish to promote and encourage good government.

In the final analysis we are all connected, we are all as One Family, and we should conduct ourselves accordingly.

– One World, One Family

‎”King would find a way to stand with the 99 percent.

And why not? Many of the Occupy protesters may be naive or uninformed, but their fundamental complaint is grounded in the rock of reality. The catastrophic economic meltdown was caused, in large part, by the greed of the wealthiest Americans, most of whom never paid a price for their actions. Indeed, they are receiving fantastic bonuses, in some cases after having been rescued by taxpayers.

Republicans in Congress, meanwhile, resist calls to lower the federal budget deficit by asking wealthy Americans to pay their fair share, which they haven’t done since the Bush tax cuts were enacted more than a decade ago. Indeed, their response to such a call from billionaire investor Warren Buffett (chairman of The Buffalo News) was to sneer at him.

What, then, would such critics have to say today about King? Would they ridicule him, as well? Almost certainly. King challenged the status quo. He rocked people’s boats. In the haze of memory, we forget sometimes that King was on a mission, and one that made enemies.

Not that the ridicule would have mattered to him. King was willing to subject himself to discomfort to pursue his broad vision of equality. He was even willing to risk death, a possibility he clearly perceived the night before a sniper took his life on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel.”


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