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OCCUPY THE DREAM January 17, 2012

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In the land of the free and the home of brave, political assassination is inexplicable while fear is silent and pervasive.

A new campaign for economic justice begins today in the US (still 16 January) on Martin Luther King Day. We will see how that goes, or more exactly how that gets closed down, although the Washington DC “occupy” movements have not closed down as in other cities. It is an interesting twist that MLK made his last speech for the Memphis sanitation workers.

MLK’s former assistant, Dr Benjamin Chavis, expressing doubt about whether the truth about Dr King’s assassination has been revealed:

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1. WiseFather - January 17, 2012

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 http://www.ragingwisdom.com/?p=600, I look at more from the same chapter and share some thoughts they raise about today’s debate over increasing wealth inequality.

wmmbb - January 17, 2012

Thank you for the quote. I had never seen or heard it before. It is particularly relevant to the social and economic inequality. The racial implications in the context of Dr King’s legacy are picked up by Paul Krugman and Cornel West.

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