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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:53 AM
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on direct action:
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 12:03 PM by Zorra
"Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks to so dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored. My citing the creation of tension as part of the work of the nonviolent-resister may sound rather shocking. But I must confess that I am not afraid of the word "tension." I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth...

...The purpose of our direct-action program is to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation. I therefore concur with you in your call for negotiation."

(From MLK's a "Letter from the Birmingham Jail")

Peace
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:37 PM
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1. Recommended!
We need to get in touch with our inner MLKs, and act upon it.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:05 PM
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6. Agreed. nt
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TriMera Donating Member (885 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:39 PM
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2. K&R. n/t
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:42 PM
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3. K&R!
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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:53 PM
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4. In that same letter,
Martin Luther King says that not all black people support him. I don't think King would have been surprised at Cain's greedy approach to life, just disappointed that someone who benefitted from King's sacrifices didn't "give back" to those who made it possible for Cain to run for President.
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Huey P. Long Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:02 PM
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5. kr
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