quote:Originally posted by Constructive Feedback:
My Marxist friend Empty Purnata
I ain't a Marxist. Apparently, you didn't read my reponse to your thread. Marxism does not believe in a market, I do. If you don't know that, I doubt your competency to give a fair and accurate chracterization of left-wing ideals and why you reject them.
quote:Martin Luther King Jr. defined himself as a "Democratic Socialist".
Good for him. Colin Powell is a Market Capitalist, and I don't have anything against him.
quote:Secondly his good friend Ralph David Abernathy confirmed some of the escapades with other women. I ain't mad at MLK. He is a HUMAN. His is prone to sin and failure.
If it turns out he did, then yes is human and we all screw up. I wish the Republicans could have realized that about Bill Clinton before acting as if his affair automatically discredited everything else he had/has ever done.
quote:Just as Thomas Jefferson and others were racists, rapists and supported a system that lead to the deaths of many Africans during the "cruise" over as they were stolen away - this doesn't tarnish their over all importance to America FOR SOME PEOPLE.
Yes, ultimately that is what they were about (wow, I'm surprised that you mentioned racism as a problem for once).
But, I do appreciate the ideals that they stood for (America for EVERYONE) over the hypocritical reality of their limited human failings.
quote:MLK stood strong. He forced change in America where America needed to change. He is a man, not God. He has flaws and it doesn't harm his accomplishments in honestly discussing his flaws.
I do agree that the idiots on Stormfront, etc seek to diminish his accomplishments but throwing up his flaws in our face. They need to look at the trail of blood that their "heros" have left.
Amen! Wow, what's with the sudden change?