King's legacy still cause of debate

King's legacy still cause of debate

There are 1088 comments on the USA Today story from Jan 19, 2014, titled King's legacy still cause of debate. In it, USA Today reports that:

It is a large legacy that looms over the past five decades, from the prophetic "I Have a Dream" speech delivered during the March on Washington to his last campaign taking a stand for underpaid black sanitation workers in Memphis, the city where he was slain.

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“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#599 Feb 2, 2014
Savant wrote:
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The explosion of the prison population was induced by the war on drugs, inaugurated by your right wing hero, Ronald Reagan.
The "War on Poverty"--which Dr. King rightly described as a skirmish---didn't cause the explosion of incarceration. In fact, poverty dropped by about 50%. I don't know whether Johnson's war on poverty---which was a skirmish compared to his criminal war in Vietnam--was primarily the cause of the drop in poverty at that time. But it did not increase poverty, and definitely did not explosively grow the prison population.
The Right wing war on drugs combined with judicial and police racism is responsible for the racist prison industrial complex.
For the crimes these reactionaries have committed against the Black community they should be subject to a Nuremburg type trial. And maybe you right wing apologists should be made to account for yourselves as well.
Death to plutocracy and racism. Death to social reaction.
Reagan unleashed two decades of global prosperity.

Liberals don't care about the poor.

If they did, they'd stop making more.

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#600 Feb 2, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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The U$A is a filthy backwater compared to the rest of the developed world. The U$A sucks, thanks to you connedservatives.
In every index except smart bombs, the U$A is behind. This was NOT the situation when liberals were in control, but it has been the situation since Reagan.
However, that is ending now, as the pendulum swings leftward, the people wake up to the damage done by Reaganomics, and we start to get some sane demosocialism so that the U$A might have a chance at evolving a modern civilized society.
Bloodcloths like you are in the way of that progress, boy.
Now go get hit by a bus, please.
The only parts of the US that are filthy, are run by liberals that make it filthier with teacher unions and generational welfare.

If you factor out illegals and blacks, the US is on top of most statistics.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#602 Feb 2, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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barock has to bring his teleprompter everywhere.
Everywhere? This president is pretty good at debates and interviews.

Change the tune, boy, this one has run amok.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#604 Feb 2, 2014
Savant wrote:
<quoted text> Too bad I HEARD Louis Farrahkan DENOUNCE Barack Obama and have seen Obama denounced in the FINAL CALL peddled by a NOI student.
Sorry, Ms. Grundy. When it comes to the politics of Black America I am the teacher and you are my mentally challenged student.
Not surprising though. Farrakhan is a Black reactionary just like you and your Tea Party are mainly white reactionaries.
Obama is actually centrist liberal at best, and just barely even "liberal." But you rightwingers are so far outside the sphere of sanity than you'd be denouncing Ronald Reagan as a liberal or even a Commie if he was still around.
And I KNOW what the Right thought of Dr. King when he was still around.
Obama is just as liberal as any other klansman or Clinton of Johnson of Kennedy or or Truman or Jefferson or Confederate or dog or pervert.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#605 Feb 2, 2014
Savant wrote:
To resume the victories of the 1960s, to take up once more the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must return to progressive popular insurgency.
The last phase of struggle in which King was involved, a phase that was not completed, is the formation of a Poor Peoples Movement and the fight for economic justice.
We must end the dehumanizing evils of plutocracy and racism, and must not put our faith in either of the two corporate parties.
Hot air...

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#606 Feb 2, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Everywhere? This president is pretty good at debates and interviews.
Change the tune, boy, this one has run amok.
I don't deny barock lies well.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#607 Feb 2, 2014
Obama lies more than any other president in history. And nearly all of them lie. It is a shame that American POLITICS HAS TO BE MARKED BY CONSTANT LYING.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#609 Feb 2, 2014
But Obama's main failing was his refusal to do anything to solve problems in the black community. "Gay rights" do notyhelp black people at all.
ICE

Richmond, IN

#610 Feb 2, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
But Obama's main failing was his refusal to do anything to solve problems in the black community. "Gay rights" do notyhelp black people at all.
Neither does illegal immigration.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#611 Feb 2, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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A better article about the Tea Party:
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/14/party-...
I can only get so far in a crazy article supposedly about what the Tea Party stands for, but that starts off for several paragraphs talking about the Nazis and Germans. Reading that hysterical crap, no wonder you are so pissed off all the time yelling, "RAAACIST! FACIST!" on Topix 24/7.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#612 Feb 2, 2014
mjjcpa wrote:
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It is rare that you find honesty in American academia. It's been infucted by liberals.
It's what the left set out to do. They made it explicitly clear back in the early 1900's. After being disappointed that they failed to achieve communist revolution they concluded that they needed to change the culture first. They then set about the task of what they called cultural hegemony by a process they called the "long march through the institutions." It's what has happened. They have sought to systematically dismantle Western society, all in hopes that their dream of communist revolution would eventually be realized as a result.

Here, read more about it:
http://tinyurl.com/o2gyj95

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#618 Feb 3, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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Right... the strongest GOP-voting states... like Mississippi and Alabama, LOL!, are so nice... all the backasswards states vote Republican, boy.
I've seen studies showing that people are less intelligent in the South... whether black or white, they're smarter in the North. Since there is no genetic difference to explain this, it can only be attributed to the sick Southern culture. The kind of culture that breeds GOP votes.
Connedservativism is an anti-civilizing force.
Agreed.

Democrats do not have a monopoly on sloth. They do enable it with generational welfare and open borders.

The big killer is the destruction of our family unit. Boys need fathers. Liberals fill our jails with kids being raised by tenured teacher unions trying to deal with single parents.

We need to stop subsidizing the breeding of the uneducated.

Clone Bill Gates, not trayvon martin.

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#619 Feb 3, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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Right, Tea Party, Nazis... they're obviously related ideologically.
Teaparty morons on Medicare, getting uninsurance benefits, protesting govt programs, LOL!!!
Teapartiers all live on socialism but are so stupid they want to bite the hand that feeds them.
That's the sort of intelligence we customary see exhibited by connedservatives.
The TEA party is not advocating dismantling of the whole govt..

They are simply acknowledging that it's become ungovernable and must be reformed before more laws that won't be enforced are put on the books.

Taxes stifle economic activity.

Taxed Enough Already

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#620 Feb 3, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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Paranoid nuttery.
Educational institutions today SUCK with high tuition, political stifling by connedservatives, emphasis on JOBS rather than actual knowledge.
This is a civilization in decline, and the decline began with Ronald Reagan, that vile criminal against humanity.
The idiots here do not even have books in the bookstore. They have never ordered the books on time not once. And when they do, they charge so much money, we cannot afford to pay for them. It is a disgrace. Everything costs more on campus than it does in the open market. It costs not less than $50/day just to eat on campus. It is straight out robbery. But robbery is going on everywhere we look. I do not believe in this capitalism I do not care what anybody says. It is immoral and crooked

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#621 Feb 3, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
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The idiots here do not even have books in the bookstore. They have never ordered the books on time not once. And when they do, they charge so much money, we cannot afford to pay for them. It is a disgrace. Everything costs more on campus than it does in the open market. It costs not less than $50/day just to eat on campus. It is straight out robbery. But robbery is going on everywhere we look. I do not believe in this capitalism I do not care what anybody says. It is immoral and crooked
pure bullshit. straight out and out bullshit. i just put two daughters through university and the years they lived on campus their meals were no where near $50/day. not even close.

you've never really been on a campus, have you?

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#626 Feb 3, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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Typical lying connedservative.
Liberals did what? LOL... none of that was done by liberals.
Who created the prison-industrial complex?
You're daft, boy, the sort of ass nobody pays attention to.
Liberals made it rain! Liberals made it snow!
F you, boy.
We wouldn't need prisons if liberals cared for their own kids instead of laying them off to others.

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#627 Feb 3, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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More lies.
Tea Party in Congress ONLY supports what favors the rich... shift the tax burden to the middle class, destroy the safety net, deprive 40 million of healthcare.
Tea Party is NOT grassroots. It was created by RNC, Koch Bros., Faux News, etc.
It is BS, and the closest to Brown Shirts we've got in the U$A.
The brownshirts are at barock's IRS and TSA.

They target Conservative political groups, and digitally rape travelers at our airports.

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#628 Feb 3, 2014
FlowFighter wrote:
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"Clone Bill Gates, not trayvon martin"
Throw in sterilization of half-wit vermin like you..you got a deal
Liberals are cloning trayvon as we speak with generational welfare.

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#630 Feb 3, 2014
Pere du Champ wrote:
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LOL... yes, this is what listening to Rush too often does to the brain. Creates connedservative drooling parrots.
Liberals liberals liberals...
LOL... look at the effect on the U$A of Reagan's tax cuts for the rich. THAT is when the problems began. Everyone I ask thinks things were better in the 50's-70's.
De-reg of corporations further screwed up the country.
Meanwhile, the connedservative propagandists were yelling LIBERALS LIBERALS LIBERALS... and dimwitted rednecks like this guy were sucking that $hit up.
Moooooooooooooooooooooorons.
I watch C SPAN, not Rush. I like the new MLB network too.

I read history books.

“bj's WJC LLC”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#632 Feb 3, 2014
FlowFighter wrote:
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Generational Welfare..WTF is that?
Thanks to DINO POTUS Bubba and the Rethugs PRWORA wiped trhat sh88t out back in 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Respons...
If You want people to work..??
Then where the F are the jobs??
In economics, the cycle of poverty is the "set of factors or events by which poverty, once started, is likely to continue unless there is outside intervention."

The cycle of poverty has been defined as a phenomenon where poor families become trapped in poverty for at least three generations, i.e., for enough time that the family includes no surviving ancestors who possess and can transmit the intellectual, social, and cultural capital necessary to stay out of or escape poverty; in calculations of expected generation length and ancestor lifespan, the lower median age of parents in these families is offset by the shorter lifespans in many of these groups.

Such families have either limited or no resources. There are many disadvantages that collectively work in a circular process making it virtually impossible for individuals to break the cycle. This occurs when poor people do not have the resources necessary to get out of poverty, such as financial capital, education, or connections. In other words, poverty-stricken individuals experience disadvantages as a result of their poverty, which in turn increases their poverty. This would mean that the poor remain poor throughout their lives. This cycle has also been referred to as a "pattern" of behaviors and situations which cannot easily be changed.

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