Monday, January 16, 2012

Occupy Freedom - Martin Luther King speaks against Economic Injustice

Dr. King was such an inspirational leader that he posed a real threat to the 1%.


  1. A great MLK quote to enjoy today: "The contemporary tendency in our society is to base our distribution on scarcity, which has vanished, and to compress our abundance into the overfed mouths of the middle and upper classes until they gag with superfluity. If democracy is to have breadth of meaning, it is necessary to adjust this inequity. It is not only moral, but it is also intelligent. We are wasting and degrading human life by clinging to archaic thinking."
    At, I look at more from the same chapter and share some thoughts they raise about today's debate over increasing wealth inequality.

  2. Increasing wealth inequality is despicable and counterproductive for society as a whole, ultimately even for the richest, for whom there will be no escape. However, MLK's quote is no longer relevant. The vanquishing of scarcity was only temporary, and in certain places. We have now so overexploited, overconsumed, and polluted the entire earth - the soils, the air, the fresh water and the oceans - that true scarcity will soon make economic inequality seem like a quaint distinction on an uninhabitable planet.

  3. MLK also opposed the Vietnam War--so he was a DOUBLE threat to the 1%. Too bad so many people have forgotten that, particularly the charlatan who got elected president while purporting to carry King's mantle.

  4. I read that it was when MLK came out against the war the Johnson removed his Secret Service protection. It's pretty obvious what that led to.


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