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Is it just me?

Posted on 01/20/2014 7:52:35 PM PST by MNDude

I'm sure MLK jr was a great guy and all that, but does anyone else think it's gets a little nauseous to see an endless series of Facebook friends, LinkedIn connections, politicians, and celebrities trying to show how deep and respectful of the man by posting some quote of his all day?


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1 posted on 01/20/2014 7:52:35 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude

If you have a holiday named after you, its what happens. You get a lot of attention.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 7:55:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: MNDude

For Liberals it’s a religious holiday.

Anything less than complete glorification of King is heresy.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 7:58:13 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: MNDude
Here's how I feel about the mindless JFK-like worship of MLK.

What were MLK's contributions, other than generating support for more federal government power and interference, and making "discrimination" a "bad" word? "Discrimination" means "choice". We discriminate every day - if we didn't we'd die. Discrimination is a good thing. We need to recover our lexicon that freedom of discrimination and choice is the God-given right of every individual as long as it does not interfere with another’s life & freedom.

Credit MLK for stirring up consciousness about the mistreatment of blacks and others. God bless him. Credit him for stirring up other blacks to snap out of a stupor and "get in the game" with courage and determination, the way Bill Cosby talks to the black community. God bless him – fight for what you want.

But MLK’s agenda was to sir up GOVERNMENT to FORCE what MLK wanted on non-blacks. The valid Constitutional issue was against STATE LAWS (not individuals) requiring SEGREGATION (not integration). But MLK contributed to influencing government force on the individual and to force integration. That was a contribution of a giant shove towards Socialism and tyranny.

4 posted on 01/20/2014 7:58:14 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: MNDude
I'm sure MLK jr was a great guy and all...

Reassess your surety.

5 posted on 01/20/2014 7:58:46 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: MNDude

I agree with you so it isn’t just you. I’m tired of it too.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 7:59:12 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: MNDude

MARTIN LUTHER KING (actually M. L. King, Jr.) (1), above, is seen in 1957 photo at Highlander Folk School (for Communist training) with (2) Abner W. Berry of the Central Committee of the CPUSA, (3) Aubrey Williams, president of the Communist front, the Southern Conference Educational Fund, and (4) Myles Horton, director of the school. Located at Monteagle, Tennessee, the school was closed down by the state of Tennessee; but an offspring is now thriving at Knoxville.

Martin Luther King...and His Communist Affiliations
7 posted on 01/20/2014 7:59:40 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: MNDude

I figure anyone who hung out with people like Jesse Jackson was not all that nice. If he wasn’t shot I suspect he would be wealthy like Jesse Jackson in various shakedowns.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 7:59:55 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: MNDude

Didn’t see a single one.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 7:59:59 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: PapaNew; MNDude
Credit MLK for stirring up consciousness about the mistreatment of blacks and others. God bless him. Credit him for stirring up other blacks to snap out of a stupor and "get in the game" with courage and determination, the way Bill Cosby talks to the black community. God bless him – fight for what you want.

But MLK’s agenda was to sir up GOVERNMENT to FORCE what MLK wanted on non-blacks. The valid Constitutional issue was against STATE LAWS (not individuals) requiring SEGREGATION (not integration). But MLK contributed to influencing government force on the individual and to force integration. That was a contribution of a giant shove towards Socialism and tyranny.


Yeah, I don't deny that he brought to attention the problems of those times but I think where it went off track is when Civil Rights became less of an individual's rights and more into group rights or pitting one group against another (or others).
10 posted on 01/20/2014 8:02:20 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: MNDude

Its not just you. I was nauseated by all the fluff from stupid liberals about what a great person Mandela and his friends wer “even thought he may have been a murdering terrorist communist, as you said, but I wasn’t aware of it, but you know what great things he did for South African, right?” Yeah, right up there with Che, Mao, Stalin. A bunch of loving and peaceful folks they were. Now George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were the REAL terrorists, don’t we all know. Yeah, it makes me sick at how stupid liberals are, and even more annoyed that they don’t know how stupid they are, and wallow in each others stupidity.


11 posted on 01/20/2014 8:03:11 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I wish they made half as big a deal out of Washington’s birthday.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 8:06:16 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

I remember when they used to but that was back in the 1970’s.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 8:12:44 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Lurker

“I wish they made half as big a deal out of Washington’s birthday.”

it’s not even Washington’s birthday anymore, it’s presidents day. a planned change to remove one more white Christian male American forefather from memory.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 8:16:47 PM PST by willywill
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To: MNDude
I'm sorry but I don't think he was a hero. Even his "I have a dream" speech was written for him. ALL presidents have their speeches written for them. Some presidents nitpick, as they should, but speech-writers DO THAT for a living.
They make a living at it because they are GOOD at it.
M.L. King was at the right place at the right time.

It all started with the Power to the People in the 60's, then Black and Women's Power in the 70's and Gay Pride in the 80's. Everyone has been "liberated," I guess.

WHY then do people still whine moan bellyache complain if everyone is "liberated"?

15 posted on 01/20/2014 8:22:40 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: MNDude

When you don’t have much to look back on that makes you feel proud, good about yourself, when you lack accomplishment, heroes to believe in, you try making most of what you’ve got.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 8:24:54 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: minnesota_bound; MNDude; Jack Hydrazine; ReaganĂśberAlles

If he wasn’t shot I suspect he would be wealthy like Jesse Jackson in various shakedowns.

17 posted on 01/20/2014 8:26:08 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Lurker
I wish they made half as big a deal out of Washington’s birthday.

And they definitely do not. I bet most American leftists regard Barack Obama as more important to America than George Washington. They believe that people should be judged by the color of their skin, not the content of their character.

18 posted on 01/20/2014 8:31:54 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: MNDude
Thanks to a little fiddling, I've actually enjoyed checking the forecast the past few days


             

19 posted on 01/20/2014 8:33:34 PM PST by tomkat
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To: MNDude

Have not seen evidence of MLK being great


20 posted on 01/20/2014 8:47:11 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: MNDude

it’d just you


21 posted on 01/20/2014 8:47:18 PM PST by Nifster
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To: lbryce
Don't be such a stick in the mud!...HAPPY KAWANZA!!..../s
22 posted on 01/20/2014 8:50:26 PM PST by M-cubed
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In the early 1970’s, back before MLK day was a holiday in California, I was in High School and as I approached my school (George Washington HS in San Fran) there were about 200 Blacks and about 20 white liberals protesting and wouldn’t let me cross the picket line and called me a racist simply because I wanted to go to school that day.

I imagine even back then, those 200+ kids got an excused absence for that missed day of school while us kids that went to school and did our school work were graded based on our work.


23 posted on 01/20/2014 8:51:13 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Close the Voter ID Loophole! ID & Background checks for all voters!")
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To: MNDude; Revolting cat!

The post-MLK holiday sales begin tomorrow. Get in line now!


24 posted on 01/20/2014 8:54:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: MNDude

Best/worst one was NY governor Cuomo tweeting “@NYGovCuomo: I join with all New Yorkers in remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, not only today, but every day. #MLKDay2014” right after broadcasting “conservatives have no place in NY.”


25 posted on 01/20/2014 8:55:59 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: MNDude; a fool in paradise
some quote

Some quote? How about a single quote, over and over again? I've known him all these years as the man of a single quote!

26 posted on 01/20/2014 9:00:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Isn’t this holiday celebrated by the release of a new version of Air Jordans?


27 posted on 01/20/2014 9:01:32 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I've known him all these years as the man of a single quote!


28 posted on 01/20/2014 9:02:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Revolting cat!

In Houston this day is celebrated with a spirit of togetherness.

There is also a city ordinance that only permits one parade a day. Whoever claims the day (any day) first, gets it.

There are two MLK Day parades because neither community organizerer can cooperate with the other.


29 posted on 01/20/2014 9:04:24 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: minnesota_bound

One of the provisions for MLK to speak somewhere was, he was to have two white women “escorts”.

Much of what the SRM and MLK’s heirs push is the same myth building Jackie O and the leftist press went into high gear with after JFK’s death.


30 posted on 01/20/2014 10:24:17 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ReaganĂśberAlles
"Anything less than complete glorification of King is heresy."

I believe that it is more of a deification of MLK...

which goes into blasphemy.

31 posted on 01/21/2014 2:49:04 AM PST by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: MNDude
What amuses me is that no matter how obviously "not racist" my life is, I'm thought of and accused of being racist for the color of my skin.

The left constantly invalidates every aspect of their beliefs as regularly as they breath.

32 posted on 01/21/2014 4:19:45 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

MLK day WAS recently removed from our counties benefit program as a waste of tax payers money. The employees didn’t complain one bit either, at least to my knowledge. Apparently they felt it was better time spent WORKING.


33 posted on 01/21/2014 4:45:54 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Caipirabob

One of my black coworkers said off the collar: “...what your people did to my people...”

My people? My direct decendants came from Italy in 1900s.
His came from Jamiaca in the 1920s.

What did Italian immagrants do to Jamaican immagrants in the twenties?

Ignorant Effing People!!


34 posted on 01/21/2014 7:16:48 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: MNDude

The sad thing is that liberals use MLK day to excoriate the right more then they use it to help minorities. When will minorities wake up to the liberal nonsense?


35 posted on 01/21/2014 8:14:28 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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