Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.: The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism (must-see)

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“What they truly advocate is Socialism for the rich and Capitalism for the poor.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., Address Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics, August 31, 1967

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change on Jul 6, 2015

Transcript

from the archives:

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind by Rev. John Dear

Chris Hedges: The New Black Militants

Seven Ways Racism Is Built Into the System by David Swanson

Cornel West: The Betrayal By The Black Elite, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation and Apartheid South Africa (must-read/listen)

The Radicalization of Martin Luther King + MLK: Where Do We Go From Here?

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9 thoughts on “Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.: The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism (must-see)

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  8. Historic oratory from a truly great American legend and visionary genius.

    We can imagine this stirring voice speaking to us today and spelling out these very truths that still resonate, perhaps even more powerfully now than then. “Guided missiles and misguided men ~ sanity and humanity, a true revolution of values!”

    The old sickening stereotypes persist, born out by the events that make headlines in the capitalist media. The degraded African “primitive” marauding in Cologne; the pernicious oriental menace lurking ready to strike at civilization; the spectral Arab; the savage, therefore better dead, Red Indian; drug-crazed Latino gangsters and anarchic bandits; grubbing Shylocks & Russian tyrants…in other words anyone whose meticulously caged mentality that can pilloried as an easy target to be feared & loathed by the shampooed, pampered, pious & privileged racist elite.

    Welcome to Hollywoodland, where might is “right” ~ America the grave.

    So, if we accept the proposition that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere,” & concur that “segregating” our “moral concerns” is an impossible position to hold, then ~ just what do we finally mean by “justice?”

    Do we really know what form that shall take, or who must shape it?

  9. I would say, more generally, that the three evils are economic subjugation, political brutality, and the ideological untruth that legitimates the subjugation and brutality. But the most historically effective of these is untruth.

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