Caleb Maupin: Martin Luther King Was A Socialist!

Caleb Maupin: Martin Luther King Was A Socialist!

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Originally published Jan. 17, 2019
January 18, 2020

Caleb Maupin on Jun 2, 2010

Your history textbooks may have you convinced he was a blind patriot and arch conservative. They were wrong. Martin Luther King was a socialist, and the following clips show him talking extensively about the need to redistribute wealth and “economic power”, the right to a job, and the dignity of the working class.

Martin Luther King has been re-cast for public consumption by the very government that fought against him and made him miserable while alive.


Caleb Maupin is a radical journalist and political analyst who resides in New York City. Originally from Ohio, he studied political science at Baldwin-Wallace College. In addition to his journalism, analysis, and commentary, he has engaged in political activism. He was involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement from its planning stages in August of 2011. He has worked against police brutality, mass incarceration, and imperialist war. He works to promote revolutionary ideology, and to support all who fight against the global system of monopoly capitalist imperialism. Visit his website and Facebook Page.

from the archives:

I Have a Dream, a Blurred Vision by Michael Parenti

Happy New Year! Who Was The Radical MLK? by The Anti-Social Socialist

Glen Ford: The Black Elite and the Legacy of MLK + Martin Luther King, Jr.: Organized Non-violent Resistance Is The Most Powerful Weapon

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

Caleb Maupin: Socialism Will Save America!

Martin Luther King Jr.: The Drum Major Instinct

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

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

4 thoughts on “Caleb Maupin: Martin Luther King Was A Socialist!

  1. Pingback: The Radicalization of Martin Luther King + Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Do We Go From Here? – Dandelion Salad

  2. Pingback: I Have a Dream, a Blurred Vision by Michael Parenti – Dandelion Salad

  3. Pingback: Happy New Year! Who Was The Radical MLK? by The Anti-Social Socialist – Dandelion Salad

  4. Anarchism IS non hierarchical socialism.
    Apart from human beings, it is how nature has functioned since evolution began.
    Cooperation, not competition, is the only way to avoid extinction.

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