Skip to comments.Eric Holder calls Martin Luther King father of Environmental Justice
Posted on 12/26/2010 8:59:47 AM PST by FredJake
While speaking at a forum on "Environmental Justice" - the means of injecting race into environmental issues - Attorney General Eric Holder called Martin Luther King the "father of the Environmental Justice movement".
According to a CNS News report, the Attorney General said:
Dr. Martin Luther King, who really was in some ways the father of our nations environmental justice movement, may have put it best when he declared, and this is a phrase that we all know, that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,
He went on to say:
The Justice Department has integrated our environmental justice goals into all of our enforcement efforts in our comprehensive strategic plans and thats why Ive called on every US Attorney s office throughout the country, all 94, to do the same and to start thinking about environmental justice as a civil rights issue. By examining environmental requirements in conjunction with our civil rights laws. Im confident that we can do a better job of ensuring fairness, advancing justice and making certain that the most vulnerable among us are not left out, left behind, and left to suffer disproportionately,
This from the man who once called America a nation of cowards on race and refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party over allegations of voter intimidation.
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I don’t know what Eric is smoking, but it sure alters his reality.
Collectivists are so transparent and so predictable. I remember the first time I heard the term "environmental justice" I was between laughing and throwing up.
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Any credit for “...judged by the content of his character, and not the color of his skin.”
Geeze. ‘Reach’ much, Eric?
Bad enough that he is a corrupt America hater and ‘whitey’ hater... in charge of enforcing our nation’s laws.
But to come out with a stupidity like this to coerce his deputies into meddling with things outside their purview is an insult to everyone with three brain cells or more.
The working of the left, say something enough, get the support of the MSM, and eventually people will believe even the greatest of lies.
“Environmentalism” invariably involves total economic oppression of the poor.
Republican Martin Luther King (yes, he was a Republican), would if he were alive today, make a singular exception in his philosophy of non-violence, and call for Eric Holder’s ugly head to be placed on a pike in front of the Capitol Building.
Holder is a vile, evil racist who plays the race card whenever it helps to promote his socialism.
IIRC, he worked with bubba xlinton to free the murderous FALN Puerto Rican terrorists.
Apparently “Environmental Justice” needs a BIG NAME association to provide it credibility.
Try again Holder. Martin Luther Kings story is too well known for this one.
yeah, yeah, yeah..You might have understood it that way, but the marxist drone Holder heard it as:
...judged by the content of his wallet, and the size of his carbon footprint..(psst..re-distribute)
See? The two are perfectly aligned; it nut ball propaganda land of the left...
O.J. Simpson was is the father of the Ginsu cutlery movement.
Muslims were the father of Americas space program.
Is Michael Jackson still dead? He was the father of something, I’m just sure of it.
Black people good. White people suck. Got it.
“mylife” calls Eric Holder “the Father of convoluted clap trap and mumbo jumbo”
“injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”
This is simplistic nonsense.
Is it any wonder King had the followers he did?
Is it any wonder that someone like Mr. Holder — embracing such statements — runs the kind of “Justice” Department that he does?
I’ve heard it said that Dr. King would have supported homosexual marriage. The evidence provided by liberals is that he worked with Bayard Rustin, who apparently was known to be gay at a time when such status was not considered trendy the way it is today.
Liberals can twist around what a figure from the past said and stood for to justify anything liberals today are pushing as the cause of the day. Did Dr. King buy carbon credits to offset the carbon footprint of his marches and travels?????
Eric and Big Sis are now pushing environmental justice. They looked at the polls and saw that their only ‘program’ that polls half way decently is the environment. Not amnesty, gays or obamacare.
Their stretch on steroids effort to wrap it around national security is exactly the kind of thing that will put another nail into the coffin of the environmental ‘movement’.
I fell asleep one day and woke up inside a Far Side cartoon.
Although if I had my 'druthers', he would be peeking out of this:
The Mythology of Martin Luther King.
...the gift that keeps on giving
one day he will be bigger than Aristotle
While in law school, Holder clerked at the N.A.A.C.P. He continues to work at a law firm which represented the NFL during its investigation of quarterback Michael Vick
Another idiot with nothing between his ears.
Darrell Issa will have fun with DOJ in 2011. I dont think Holder will last long.
Thanks for the laugh, Eric.
“Environmental Justice” is not supposed to be limited to race, but also to economically disadvantaged communities. Although it should take into consideration the cost of the damned environmental regulations themselves to such communities, it conveniently does not. Rural communities pay a disproportionate share of the costs of these regulations and bear the social and economic impacts of their restrictions. THAT should be considered under so called “environmental justice.”
All I have seen so far from EJ is state sponsored politicization of issues providing leverage for one racial group against neighboring poor communities to undermine their property rights.
The sheer amount of idiocy that spews forth from Holder’s lips near daily is beyond astounding.....more deserving of one being taking out back of a shed and being well, umm, you know.... =.=
MLK invented agriculture, philosophy and mathematics and will come again to raise us from the dead.
I think this is a right and fitting tribute to MLK by the left. That is, to be used after death to trumpet causes they knew little about in life, and cared for less. It dilutes their original message, and makes them two dimensional. It is like dying twice.
Of course, the worst would be to use MLK in advertisements, to tout crap blatantly targeting the black community. Things like menthol cigarettes and malt liquor.
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