King’s message still needed today

Another Martin Luther King Jr. Day has passed. Let us remember what he was working for. At that moment in Memphis [when he died], it was worker’s rights. Here we are in 2008 and no matter what you might think of your employer, you still have nothing in terms of security. … The scheming and destructive means of progress are more blatant today than ever.

This is a government that has continued to lie to us … and has failed miserably at moving us forward. They use fear and paranoia to trick the masses.  … They are incapable of the truth. I truly wonder if this nation, meaning the people, really cares about getting it back for us.

The entire structure of politics in modern America has been teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, total dependence on foreign investors and a supposed revolution that is much like a fairy tale you tell your doomed children to help them go to sleep at night. The arrogant and blatant corruption overshadows their empty and lifeless speech. …

America has a long road ahead of itself: from the lying government that fails to really lead, down to the lying employers who are only out for making themselves richer on our, the people’s, blood, sweat and hard work, because we must survive—for as long as this Earth will allow us to keep moving on. In remembering Dr. King with all due respect and peace, I want to remind everyone that he was fighting for a day that has still not been achieved.

For those of you who think you understood him and his messages—so many, vast and broad sweeping over all boundaries of religion and race: Educate yourself to the greed-mongering slave drivers. Hang your heads in shame. You will never know what it is to stand for anything. You are beef cattle waiting for the slaughter.

Never underestimate the power of the working class! Viva la revolution.

— Marshall “Granpappy” Pyle
Asheville

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6 thoughts on “King’s message still needed today

  1. quotequeen

    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
    Oscar Wilde

  2. travelah

    The working class are those who actually work for a living. I do not think King was a leftist radical the likes of Che Guevara who was adamant that Castro force a nuclear exchange so that a few million or so of black Americans could see their dream go up in smoke. “Viva la Revolucion” began in the 70’s of the 18th century and not the 60’s of the screwed 20th century.

  3. He did, however, dedicate his life to ending the Vietnam war right before ‘someone’ put a bullet in him.

    Hmmmmmmm……?

  4. travelah

    sammule, King was dedicated to black civil rights. Vietnam was a secondary issue. He was also not assassinated over the issue of Vietnam. I am in a distinct minority regarding King. I do not revere him any more than any other man who has championed justice for disadvantaged people. Political correctness is obviously not my forte.

  5. Ken Hanke

    “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
    Oscar Wilde”

    I’ve always seen that in this form —

    “America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.”

    And I’ve always seen it attributed to Georges Clemenceau.

  6. Eli Cohen

    Travelah, why you hatin’ on my man Martin? No, he wasn’t a leftist radical, he was a champion for civil rights and gave his life for the cause. As for your comment, and I quote “The working class are those who actually work for a living” are you suggesting that black folks are not likely to work for a living? Maybe you long for the days when Dr. King was labeled an “outside agitator” coming into town to stir up trouble with our local black folk? Back when the FBI was spying on political activists,(did they ever stop?) and our heroes (John, Martin, Bobby) were being murdered.

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