Monday, April 10, 2017

Truest statement of the week

Dr. King spoke of the Triple Evils: racism, militarism and materialism -- meaning, in contemporary society, capitalism.
The sum total of these evils is U.S. imperialism, the global system that was committing the violence he came to that church to oppose; the system of capitalism as it actually exists, that is headquartered in the United States, and whose violence is the greatest obstacle to the construction of a humane civilization.
When Dr. King said that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” he was expressing confidence that humanity would throw off -- overthrow -- these evil systems.

That did not sit well with the captains of imperialism, and Dr. King was dead exactly one year later.

-- Glen Ford, "MLK and Obama: Two Diametrically Opposed Legacies" (BLACK AGENDA REPORT).

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