Thursday, April 03, 2008

MLK's Last Speech



MLK's last speech, delivered in Memphis forty years ago tonight.

What if King were still alive? He'd be called an anti-American, racist, communist, just like when he was alive.

Ironic how even (most) conservative Republicans praise King now, but when he was alive they despised him. He was feared because he spoke truth to power. He was more than just a "civil rights" leader. He saw that "social justice" would require much more than civil rights legislation. He condemned U.S. imperialism and accused the U.S. of war crimes and terrorism. He opposed the Vietnam War. He was starting to spread his wings to take on poverty and capitalism, before he was taken from us. But his dream is our dream, and he lives through us.

Speaking Truth To Poverty, Martin Luther King III

MLK's Legacy is Alive and Well, Jesse Jackson

Another Angry Black Preacher, E.J. Dionne

When Liberalism's Moment Ended, E. J. Dionne

King's Promised Land is Still Far Off Amy Goodman

What If MLK Had Lived? CNN

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