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Are you a fox or a wolf? MLK DAY 2015

Posted 9 years ago on Jan. 19, 2015, 10:22 a.m. EST by MartinLutherKingJr
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Don't confuse non-resistance with non-violent resistance.

MLK DAY 2015 — are you a fox or a wolf? Cool picture of Malcolm X MALCOLM X: You don't have to criticize Reverend Martin Luther King. His actions criticize him. Any Negro who teaches other Negroes to turn the other cheek is disarming that Negro. Any Negro who teaches Negroes to turn the other cheek in the face of attack is disarming that Negro of his God-given right, of his moral right, of his natural right, of his intelligent right to defend himself. Everything in nature can defend itself, and is right in defending itself except the American Negro. And men like King -- their job is to go among Negroes and teach Negroes "Don't fight back." He doesn't tell them, "Don't fight each other." "Don't fight the white man" is what he's saying in essence, because the followers of Martin Luther King will cut each other from head to foot, but they will not do anything to defend themselves against the attacks of the white man.
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MALCOLM X was assassinated for his activism on February 21, 1965.
Rare photo of Martin Luther King, Jr
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: Non-violent direct action is a method of acting to rectify a social situation that is unjust and it involves in engaging in a practical technique that nullifies the use of violence or calls for non-violence at every point. That is, you don't use physical violence against the opponent. Now, the love ethic is another dimension which goes into the realm of accepting non-violence as a way of life. There are many people who will accept non-violence as the most practical technique to be used in a social situation, but they would not go to the point of seeing the necessity of accepting non-violence as a way of life. Now, I accept both. I think that non-violent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom and human dignity. It has a way of disarming the opponent. It exposes his moral defenses. It weakens his morale and at the same time it works on his conscience. He just doesn't know how to handle it and I have seen this over and over again in our struggle in the South. 
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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR was assassinated for his activism on April 4, 1968.



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[-] 5 points by Renneye (3874) 9 years ago

If they were alive today, neither 'Malcom X', nor 'Martin Luther King' would stand for The People's voices being silenced, such as the 'Sign-Up Page' of a major global activist website being closed, as this OWS forum has done.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (23799) 9 years ago

Nor would they stand for putting egos in front of the 99%. Well said, Renneye.

[-] -3 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 9 years ago

both of these men knew the importance of voting, even now the black community knows better than to let the GOP win, if only more understood this we would be able to do so much more, if only we could pull together and do it.....

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (23799) 9 years ago

I've been voting Democrat for over 30 years. Where has that gotten me and this nation? Not anywhere close to where I'd like to see my society. I think after all this voting I am living in one mother f--ker sick nation.

And, if you want to know when you LIE. It's when you call ME and others like me, REPUBLICANS.

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 9 years ago

maybe you will have time start that anti-war movement, we had one in the 60's that did pretty well

looks like the 1% have won this anti-inequality thing, the movement got ate by the Greens

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 9 years ago

Your work helps elect the GOP, you and flip and shadz are an important part of the GOP's winning strategy, you and yours helped the GOP secure the lartest margin they have had in 87 years you are responsible for what the GOP do while in office as much as the Koch bros.

That's the problem with people like you who divide and conquer who reject the Dems because they don't do enough, when have you came on here and told about how Nader and the stinking Greens cost us a balanced budget and a debt free federal government, which would remove the debt as an excuse for the austerity that is killing us now. You come out and boast of your support for the Dems when you are called out on how in fact you work helps the GOP win. You are either stupid or a political hack spinning lies, either way readers should know that about you.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

If they were alive today....................................................................

I ( "I" ) believe that this would be a better world - as - their work would not have been shutdown pre-maturely.

Much (I believe) would be different today.

Still - all in all - good to see that protest for a better world continues on this day of remembrance.

Though it is also sad to see that we have grown so little in all this time.

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 9 years ago

it's like the radio silence of US airstrikes