Saturday, April 05, 2008

    How Pathetic

    Last year I posted all about how the only person I recognized as a hero for equal rights was Rosa Parks, not Martin Luther King. Rosa Parks was not a celebrity, but an individual simply wanting the rights promised to her by the US Constitution. I do not recognize Martin Luther King as anything but an activist for socialism.

    So how I was (sort of) surprised when John McCain, appearing to be almost in tears before an executioner, wallowed how sorry he was that he voted against a national holiday for MLK. What a wimp, what a pathetic sight - apologizing simply so he wouldn't lose any black votes.

    There are so many great black men and women that a holiday could have been named for - any number of black candidates representing the great spirit of achievement, hard work, and high standards. But MLK had received such publicity and, after being shot, pretty much became a martyr. To make MLK an official holiday - the first to recognize a socialist - started with the effort of Democrat (union puppet) John Conyers - founded as a holiday promoted by labor unions in contract negotiations. MLK was not in Memphis to preach any gospel - he was there to give publicity in support of the AFSCME Local 1733 - a socialist union.

    By this time no politician would dare go against the idea because to do so would heave endless accusations of racism upon their heads. Decades later Hispanics would demand their own socialist icon day - Cesar Chavez - and now we have a second socialist recognized - and endless streets and schools now named after these two socialists. Now America has two socialists running for Democratic president - one openly admitting she is, the other has already put in writing his socialist agenda based in racial hate and attention to special interest groups (to be covered next week).
    You can't talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can't talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You're really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry… Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong… with capitalism… There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.
    - Martin Luther King, November 1966

    Ok, I need a Democrat to help me with this next item. We've all heard how the wealthy don't pay taxes - a lie Democrats love to use when reversing tax cuts and raising taxes and fees. But then we see the Clintons' made over $109 million over 7 years - not exactly poor, yet paid more than $33 million in taxes. Now if the rich don't pay taxes then why did the Clintons pay almost 33% of their income in taxes?

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