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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 11:01 AM
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Here is a speech the corporate media is sure to ignore today: MLK speaks out against the Vietnam war
 
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Just replace the word Vietnam with Iraq and you should be able to get a pretty good idea of what King would be saying today if he were still alive.

Let us honor Martin Luther King in the best way we can, let us call for an end to the massacre in Iraq.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 11:02 AM
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1. I have read that the media turned on him for that speech.
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 11:14 AM
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2. Well lets just say they did not like that speech too much...
I don't know that the media was ever really behind King until after he died at which point they were able to hide his views that they did not like. It is important that we remember that King was NOT embraced by the people in power, in fact the FBI kept close tabs on him and he was often dismissed as a Communist by many powerful people.

I don't know that the media really turned on King for this speech, because I don't know they were behind him in the first place. What I can say however is that it is King's anti-war views and his views on economic inequality that are continually ignored by the media every single Martin Luther King Day.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 11:21 AM
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3. Thanks for posting this!
It honors King by showing what he really stood for,

peace, equality and freedom.

I'm teaching a unit on MLK to ELD( beginning English)
students in high school.

I constantly emphasize that he founded and put into
motion the Civil Rights Movement, but that there is
much work left to be done.

His legacy and work continues.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 11:33 AM
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4. Thank you, I love that Martin Luther King speech, it still gives me goose bumps
....I wonder if Condi Rice has ever taken 23 minutes and fully listened to the words which MLK gave in that talk. Somehow, I doubt that.
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:01 PM
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5. Full text of 'Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam' speech
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:07 PM
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6. K&R n/t
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umtalal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:12 PM
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7. Not much has changed since then. We are not learning our lesson/s. n/t
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southernleftylady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:16 PM
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8. K&R Amazing how things havent changed isnt it?
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:22 PM
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9. Need to show this to the Washington Times hack
who was on CSPAN's Washington Journal this morning. A Bushie who was attempting, quite unsuccessfully, to flog the "MLK was really a Republican who would have been in step with Bush on Iraq" tired old fairy tale. She was also talking up Condi as the ultimate fulfillment of MLK's dream.
Yeah, right. Condi the "I serve my master and not the American people" is the embodiment of MLK's dream.
Not likely.
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mconvente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 02:33 PM
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21. That is an insult to Dr. King from the Wash. Times...
What a bunch of jerkoff bushie shillers...
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Black Adder Donating Member (102 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:38 PM
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10. "Iraq" is Arabic for "Vietnam"
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John Gauger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:40 PM
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11. Very beautiful.
He was the greatest American that ever lived.
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mconvente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 02:33 PM
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20. I agree
What a man of conviction and truth. A shame he isn't here today to have us college-aged students hear him live...
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:52 PM
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12. This is mandatory listening.
Also, check out a new book written by a professor of mine, "From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice" by Thomas F. Jackson

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-Rights-Human-Struggle-Econo...
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cdnwannabe Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 12:54 PM
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13. Thanks for the tip, sounds like great reading!
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kdpeters Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 01:39 PM
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14. WOW!!! Just WOW!! Thank you!
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 01:43 PM
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15. I'm ashamed I had not heard this speech before today... It's time to STAND.
Edited on Mon Jan-15-07 01:43 PM by Beelzebud
Silence is simply unacceptable.

END THE WAR IN IRAQ NOW
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 01:47 PM
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17. you have nothing to be ashamed about
there's a reason we don't know about this speech. MLK's legacy has been patronized and hijacked by the MSM. THIS was the real King.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 01:46 PM
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16. It's amazing how our media has blacked out King's words
Other than "I have a Dream", I never heard any of his insightful, prophetic words growing up.

Now of course, I know why.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 01:56 PM
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18. Bookmarking.
That was an awesome experience - listening to it.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 02:11 PM
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19. John Edwards speech at Riverside Church: "Silence is betrayal"
Yesterday, at Riverside Church, John Edwards honored Martin Luther King Jr. and this particular speech that he gave in 1967 at that same church in his opposition to the Vietnam war.


You can watch the videos of Edwards' speech here: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnedwards

"Ignite the Revolution of Values!"
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confludemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 04:38 PM
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22. Yes, resist the dumbing down of MLK's meaning, equating it with generic "volunteerism"
as Bush is trying to do. Dumbass.
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bikesein Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 05:03 PM
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23. Thank you
Very much for posting this. I have never heard the full length of this speech.
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 06:28 PM
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24. A Very Worthwhile 23 minutes!! Thank you for Honoring MLK!
It brought me to tears... so much has not changed!

Ain't going to study war no more!

:kick:

Come on DU'ers...Everyone please recommend and get this to the top of the Greatest Lists....
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Casablanca Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 06:37 PM
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25. "Come home, America."
Edited on Mon Jan-15-07 06:41 PM by Casablanca
MLK sums up the anti-war sentiment in three words.
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bluescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 08:29 PM
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26. K&R
I think I'm gonna have to change my sig line.
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PegDAC Donating Member (906 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 10:40 PM
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27. Randi Rhodes played this speech on her show.
Gawd, how marvelous it was!
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-15-07 11:29 PM
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28. This was the theme of our speaker at the MLK service tonight
I'll let you know if the newspaper picks it up.
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kegler14 Donating Member (541 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-16-07 09:29 AM
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29. Actually, I heard or read about this speech
more than once yesterday, starting with NPR. What's really strange is that there's a similar thread over in Freeperland.
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lindisfarne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-16-07 02:38 PM
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30. Anyone else notice that a very crucial part of the speech was left out of the youtube clip?
Edited on Tue Jan-16-07 03:20 PM by lindisfarne
It's in the text at the Berkeley link (posted above):

"And if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I'll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't even know my name. Be still and know that I'm God."

This was definitely edited out of the version posted on youtube (as was " The book may close." which precedes the above by a few sentences); it's in the audio version posted at www.hpol.org /

(This follows the part almost at the end that begins:
It is time for all people of conscience to call upon America to come back home. Come home, America. Omar Khayyam is right: "The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on." I call on Washington today. I call on every man and woman of good will all over America today. I call on the young men of America who must make a choice today to take a stand on this issue. Tomorrow may be too late. The book may close. And don't let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, "You're too arrogant! )
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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-16-07 09:46 PM
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31. IMO that is why he was murdered. He had started to preach against war
as well as social injustice, racial equality and the alieviation of poverty.

These sentiments, however eloquently expressed, sealed his fate. He dictated his own death warrant.
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bluescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-18-07 11:47 AM
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32. Kick again
Gotta keep this on the page as long as possible
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