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Dr. MARTIN L. KING'S LEGACY & the OCCUPY MOVEMENT: Would KING Support the 99%?

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“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

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Baltimore, Md.

#1 Jan 15, 2012
The 99% Movement is a growing popular democratic movement for economic justice. It is a movement opposed to the concentration of wealth of the corporate plutocracy. And it challenges the worship of wealth and the demeaning of people.
Moreover, the Movement has remained for the most part markedly a NONVIOLENT MOVEMENT.
Is this a Movement such as Dr. King would support were he with us still? Is this movement akin to the Poor Peoples Movement which Dr. King and others were trying to build during the last few months of his life?

Has the Occupy Movement itself been influeunced by the legacy of Dr. King and previous NONVIOLENT movements in America?

I think this is a movement such as Dr. King would support. I imagine that he and his supporters would be at Occupy demonstrations even if he were in his 80s.
I know black conservative Allen West would disagree, but most conservatives (and many liberals) haven't a clue to the vision and the values which motivated King.

To my friends in the Occupy Movement: Continue he legacy of King and others. Forward with the NONVIOLENT popular democratic revolution.

Since: Dec 11

Longwood, FL

#3 Jan 15, 2012
Since Professor Pendulum can't answer, I'll ask the INTELLIGENT blacks...
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TDJLKQ35JPLGS...
Why does Obama support the group that's protesting the banks he bailed out,...TWICE?

Anyone....?

Since: Dec 11

Longwood, FL

#5 Jan 15, 2012
Nelly Smiggers wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me know when you find one. I haven't seen any yet.
He's hiding in a cabin somewhere,
http://tinyurl.com/nw9e29
so they don't lynch him.
http://tinyurl.com/77xrbsk

“We are what we think!!!!!!!!!!”

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Since: Aug 08

Anger has no eyes!

#6 Jan 15, 2012
I support occupy movement. Yet, I feel poverty and unemployment is not just the real problem in black community.

In US blacks are systematically discriminated and decimated by new drug laws after slavery and Jim crow. The statistics suggest that drug laws are just NEW Jim crows(in mask) because 90% of black men are jailed for non-violent crime like possessing small amount of drug for personal use. Also, only 5% of white for similar crimes are send to jail. Rest are just send to counseling whereas blacks are send to prison. Some even for 5 years.

Statistics also suggest that there are more blacks in jail compared to the number of slaves in the height of slavery. Once you get arrested irrespective of you getting convicted or not, your chances of landing in good employment, housing or any govt services is NEGLIGIBLE. This drug law or NEW Jim crow Laws have created a NEW system of labor who can be hired without paying minimum wage and benefits.

Anyone want REAL social change should protest against NEW Jim Crow. May be it's time for us to ask if we've real democracy FOR ALL ?

Savant wrote:
The 99% Movement is a growing popular democratic movement for economic justice. It is a movement opposed to the concentration of wealth of the corporate plutocracy. And it challenges the worship of wealth and the demeaning of people.
Moreover, the Movement has remained for the most part markedly a NONVIOLENT MOVEMENT.
Is this a Movement such as Dr. King would support were he with us still? Is this movement akin to the Poor Peoples Movement which Dr. King and others were trying to build during the last few months of his life?
Has the Occupy Movement itself been influeunced by the legacy of Dr. King and previous NONVIOLENT movements in America?
I think this is a movement such as Dr. King would support. I imagine that he and his supporters would be at Occupy demonstrations even if he were in his 80s.
I know black conservative Allen West would disagree, but most conservatives (and many liberals) haven't a clue to the vision and the values which motivated King.
To my friends in the Occupy Movement: Continue he legacy of King and others. Forward with the NONVIOLENT popular democratic revolution.

“We are what we think!!!!!!!!!!”

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Since: Aug 08

Anger has no eyes!

#7 Jan 15, 2012
It's bush who singed to protect bank closed door before he left the office.

Bush is the one who DESTROYED economy by waging war in 2 fronts. Even if Afghanistan war could be justified because Bin laden was hiding there, how could you justify Iraq war ?

None of the 9/11 terrorist were from Iraq. The oil gulping hatemonger had his personal investment in oil companies. He has used tax payer $ to wage wars for his self-interest.

Again, it's Obama(administration) that killed Bin laden. It's him who finished the Iraq war. Further, anyone who support republican will perpetuate MORE war by attacking Iran. We don't need to attack more countries or become WORLD police aka bullies, we've to stabilize the economy and work for progress at home.
oh Rea11y __ wrote:
Since Professor Pendulum can't answer, I'll ask the INTELLIGENT blacks...
http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TDJLKQ35JPLGS...
<quoted text>
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#8 Jan 15, 2012
Dr. King would most definitely support the Occupy Movement. It was what his entire philosophy was about and that's helping the poor and oppressed and those affected by injustice.

He'd be right out there with them!

Brilliant posts, Ekdes and Savant...

Since: Dec 11

Longwood, FL

#9 Jan 15, 2012
bappie wrote:
Dr. King would most definitely support the Occupy Movement. It was what his entire philosophy was about and that's helping the poor and oppressed and those affected by injustice.
He'd be right out there with them!
Brilliant posts, Ekdes and Savant...
Savant's not here, alchie....he ran away from the truth, as usual.

Since: Dec 11

Longwood, FL

#10 Jan 15, 2012
Libtard Tourettes
-the uncontrollable urge to utter
EkDesiLadki wrote:
bush
when discussing a (nother) Obama fkUp.

Did "bush" sign off on the second wave, a year AFTER he left office?

Since: Dec 11

Longwood, FL

#11 Jan 15, 2012
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Bush is the one who DESTROYED economy by waging war in 2 fronts.
And obama "fixed" it by opening a third (days not weeks / boots on the ground) arena.
Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.

Since: Dec 11

Longwood, FL

#12 Jan 15, 2012
I hear the pitter/patter of paws, racing across the forum......

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#13 Jan 15, 2012
EkDesiLadki wrote:
I support occupy movement. Yet, I feel poverty and unemployment is not just the real problem in black community.
In US blacks are systematically discriminated and decimated by new drug laws after slavery and Jim crow. The statistics suggest that drug laws are just NEW Jim crows(in mask) because 90% of black men are jailed for non-violent crime like possessing small amount of drug for personal use. Also, only 5% of white for similar crimes are send to jail. Rest are just send to counseling whereas blacks are send to prison. Some even for 5 years.
Statistics also suggest that there are more blacks in jail compared to the number of slaves in the height of slavery. Once you get arrested irrespective of you getting convicted or not, your chances of landing in good employment, housing or any govt services is NEGLIGIBLE. This drug law or NEW Jim crow Laws have created a NEW system of labor who can be hired without paying minimum wage and benefits.
Anyone want REAL social change should protest against NEW Jim Crow. May be it's time for us to ask if we've real democracy FOR ALL ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =IgM5NAq6cGIXX
<quoted text>
An interesting development now occuring in BAltimore is the renewed activism of some Black churches and black ministers like Rev. Jamal BRyant, who is working with Occupy Baltimore, but specifically with trying to mobilized the very poor in Bmore's Black ghettoes. In fact, there's supposed to be a rally tomorrow in a part of East Baltimore where I grew up.
The 99% Movement is NOT going away. And we're going to be organiazing the most dispossessed of the 99%.
In Bmore there will be a Occupy rally protest against the building of new prison facilities for you.
The political representatives of the 1% tell us they don't have money for schools, jobs, recreation centers for youth, but they have $100 million dollars for PRISONS for our youth?
We ain't buying it. Occupy activities will happen throughout the week here in Bmore---NONVIOLENT, but DEFIANT. I will try to avoid arrest. LOL!
They rallies are happening in the old hood where I grew up. I guess I can come home again. LOL!

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

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Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#14 Jan 15, 2012
oh Rea11y __ wrote:
<quoted text>Savant's not here, alchie....he ran away from the truth, as usual.
Savant is an apostle of truth, as is every real philosopher.
I am an apostle of justice. But I also have a family and friends and a life. And I'm in the Movement.

Those of you who don't have a life, and wouldn't know trugh from toothpaste, are not expected to understand.
Our movement will continue, and it is continuing the tradition of NONVIOLENT STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE, and nonviolent resistance to injustice.
Victory to the 99%!

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#15 Jan 15, 2012
Oh-Really-Dumb is an apostle of chaos. He should be ignroed. His posts never make valid points, and don't even need to be debunked as he argues against straw men and consistently bases his ravings on false premises.

Don't waste any time responding to him.

The 99% are indeed in the tradition of King. King's legacy was not only the end of Jim Crow, but also the example of how non-violent struggle can achieve positive social change.

Forward! A luta continua!
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#16 Jan 15, 2012
Sinajuavi wrote:
Oh-Really-Dumb is an apostle of chaos. He should be ignroed. His posts never make valid points, and don't even need to be debunked as he argues against straw men and consistently bases his ravings on false premises.
Don't waste any time responding to him.
The 99% are indeed in the tradition of King. King's legacy was not only the end of Jim Crow, but also the example of how non-violent struggle can achieve positive social change.
Forward! A luta continua!
Aww, intelligence in the wasteland of illiteracy and ignorance. Where crudeness, insults, and slurs replace intelligent dialog and conversations to enrich, uplift and inform.

We're surrounded by idiots but thank God for posters like you, Savant, and Esad!

I love you Barros! You and Savant both!

“RIP”

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Since: Jan 12

Baps

#17 Jan 15, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>I love you Barros! You and Savant both!
You love cheap booze too.

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Since: Nov 11

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#18 Jan 15, 2012
Cheap Booze wrote:
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You love cheap booze too.
I love to peel the skin off racists in one-inch strips with a rusty machete.

Let's do lunch, boy!

“RIP”

Level 1

Since: Jan 12

Baps

#19 Jan 15, 2012
Sinajuavi wrote:
<quoted text>
I love to peel the skin off racists in one-inch strips with a rusty machete.
Let's do lunch, boy!
Sure thing. Come on over and I'll throw you in the oven.
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#20 Jan 15, 2012
Sinajuavi wrote:
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I love to peel the skin off racists in one-inch strips with a rusty machete.
Let's do lunch, boy!
You really have to shake your head. So called grown men trying to get back at a woman who tells them about their weakness and trifling selves but, but, they're superior?

This fool created an account and a thread. Because I have not paid him any attention, the little boy wants to follow me around looking for attention. Absolutely pathethic.

“RIP”

Level 1

Since: Jan 12

Baps

#21 Jan 15, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>You really have to shake your head. So called grown men trying to get back at a woman who tells them about their weakness and trifling selves but, but, they're superior?
This fool created an account and a thread. Because I have not paid him any attention, the little boy wants to follow me around looking for attention. Absolutely pathethic.
You know you want a drink. Go ahead, your AA meeting isn't until Friday.

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Since: Nov 11

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#22 Jan 15, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>You really have to shake your head. So called grown men trying to get back at a woman who tells them about their weakness and trifling selves but, but, they're superior?
This fool created an account and a thread. Because I have not paid him any attention, the little boy wants to follow me around looking for attention. Absolutely pathethic.
Being so quickly intimidated by a woman tells us a lot about this halfman. Insecure, unwanted, probably highly unattractive (rampant acne comes to mind), and of course, well, shall I even bother mentioning the obvious phallic insufficiencies?
Yes, a complete loser. His testicles retracted when you intellectually punked him.

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