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[–] darkmuffin 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago 

As somebody who has read quite a bit of MLK's writing, I agree with this. MLK often talked about the use of creative tension (read: nonviolent civil disobedience) to call to attention injustice in a culture which was largely blind to it. For instance, the Freedom Riders would forcibly expose southern white culture to a desegregated environment by boarding interstate buses which would carry them into segregated states and counties. Lunch counter sit-ins were another example of this, where white allies would bring blacks into "white only" areas, and visa versa. These actions were done against a specific law, for a specific purpose, in strategically chosen places which would be visible, exposed to a large amount of people and very clear in its message.

BLM, on the other hand, is doing nothing of the sort. What is the link between stopping a freeway's traffic or a plane from take off, and black men who are being shot by police? Their message is being obfuscated by their disruptiveness, which is another thing that MLK spoke against.

Thirdly, their demands are not actionable. The civil rights movements had specific demands, a strategy and identifiable actions for making those demands known and attained. They (MLK) took direct action to challenge the unjust laws, and only created the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party once the movement was sufficiently large enough to affect the elections. They also had moral leverage, because even the southern churches were struggling to defend segregation and denying black suffrage. BLM, again, has one of these things and whatever moral leverage they had, they have destroyed with their directionless antagonism of wider society.

For a black power movement, I'm disappointed they didn't study MLK or any other black civil rights leaders more before embarking on this.

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[–] M_W 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

This would probably be a controversial post on Reddit. 50/50 downvotes and ups, antagonistic/strawman replies, if not banned by a moderator. And what a shame, because this is a beautiful reply.

Proof that absolute free speech can lead to more than a bunch of trolling and casual racism. I love Voat.

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[–] KingMortales 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Ok, now that we're done congratulating ourselves, can we discuss what he was actually talking about?

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[–] darkmuffin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hey, I say my share of controversial shit here and get downvoated to oblivion/called a cuck too, sometimes.

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[–] FilmMakingShitlord 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I'm actually surprised he didn't get downvoted for saying something good about black people.

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[–] Sev_ 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Wonderful exposition on the subject. The same kinds of problems were all over the "Occupy Wallstreet" protests as well. Leaderless, indirect in actions, muddled messages and goals which largely lead to the movement being ineffective.

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[–] 3999099? 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

MLK was a great guy. I wish he were still around.

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[–] Fuzzycrumpkin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

One of the reasons he was able to effect such great change was because he died for his cause.

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[–] hungir_strike 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Ever notice how the ones who try to teach us to love one another are the ones who are assassinated?

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[–] TibbyTurtle 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Of course he would. MLK wanted equal opportunity and intended to achieve it by having white society see that blacks are their peers/fellow man and should be treated equally, he understood that racism was not a black vs white issue but rather a function of wider socio-economic inequality and that the best way to achieve broader social change was to have poor blacks and poor whites become allies against the greater economic forces benefiting from racial inequality.

Whereas BLM just want free stuff and you better give it to them ASAP or they'll throw a tantrum and wreck everything. They see racism and victimhood as nothing more than a weapon they can use to steal privilege for themselves. They have no intellectual, academic, or even ideological basis, all they've got is a few social-marxist buzz words, a sense of entitlement, and a violent mob mentality.

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[–] chronicdiscord 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Yup.

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[–] ratsmack 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

He's now a marked man... Uncle Tom.

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[–] Iamcheesebread 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I don't see how this is anything but detrimental to an equal rights movement. Pissing off people you should be recruiting to your cause is one of the dumbest things they could have done.

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[–] 404_SLEEP_NOT_FOUND 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

MLK was assassinated by the powers that be because he was a leader of the people, and not part of the system and narrative which seeks to divide the people. He was a uniter. If you look at George Soros (an international j3w), he funds these groups to divide the 99%. Look who ended up getting shot.

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[–] PM_ME_UR_NOODZ 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's nice. Blm is way closer to Louis Farrakhan than it is to mlk Jr. Made me pissed to hear so many people using mlk day last week to shill for blm's hateful ideas.

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