Originally posted by Nmaginate:
You ask me why I don't acknowledge MLK's evolution (you could elaborate on that and the "popular" opinion that he was moving towards Malcolm and vice versa) calling it explicitly or not my bias but won't acknowledge the same essential bias of your own.
Dude, read my posts, please. I've not said anything in any way to suggest that you have "bias". C'mon!
Are we talking about BUSINESS models or FOOTBALL now?
Strategy applies to any endeavor.
Don't abandon your analogy when the holes - i.e. the conflicting, short-sighted, snap-shot photo perspective - of it are exposed.
LOL! I really wish you'd take a deep breath and READ. You're WAY off base.
I fully respect you and MLK. You should tell the truth. You prefer MLK for your reasons which are valid but seriously what is the relevance TODAY, MBM.
I'm really not sure at how we got to where we are on this!
Don't get offended because I challenge your notions. It's not out of disrespect, thread high-jacking or any of that.
Great, then I hope you'll read my words in the same light. Why does this question bother you so?
IF all you have is mature and dispassionate curiosity then, I don't see why - even if you want to characterize my contentions as passion laden - you can't and don't see my observations as helpful to those ends.
Because you're arguing a completely separate point. I'm sorry I can' make you see that.
I'm sure what I said... which FAHEEM says as well... is very explicit why Malcolm X has esteem. Deep down, based on your bias (and we all have one) you really do not accept that, otherwise your curiosity would not be there.
Can you please reread the question at the start of this thread? Do you see that I acknowledge Malcolm's esteem and characterize it as well-earned. Nowhere have I said anything to disrespect his legacy. If anything I'm asking if Martin gets his just due. BTW - MLK and MX are not subject to a 'zero sum' dynamci of "love" from us. More love for one doesn't mean less for the other.
Business model of success or not, no one is curious why a seemingly "unsuccessful" model is favored over a "successful" one if they truly understand the former.
What is your opinion about the relative contributions and achievements of MLK's movement and Malcolm's?
SHORT-TERM and LONG-TERM.
Now, the BULLSHIT is acting like what I said is irrelevant. It is at least explanatory... which I thought was the focus of your "curious" exploration.
Huh? You lost me.
Own your bias. You favor MLK ultimately because, in your mind he "succeeded"...
EQUALITY or FREEDOM, MBM???
What really then is the "measure of success"?
I'm not sure how this is relevant to the discussion, but since you ask, how do you differentiate and define the two? Can you have freedom without equality? Of what value is freedom without equality? If one is free to live in their cocoon bound by discrimination, what's the point and value of that "freedom"? So, where are you going with this? What does this have to do with this topic?
that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela