Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Says MLK Jr. Would Have Supported Occupy Wall Street
Townhall ^ | Oct. 16, 2011 | Helen Whalen Cohen

Posted on 10/16/2011 4:53:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

In a belated dedication speech for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial today, President Obama suggested that the civil rights leader would have stood on the side of Occupy Wall Street:

"At this moment when our politics appear so sharply polarized and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished we need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King's teachings," the president said.

"If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there," he said, adding: "Aligning our reality with our ideals often requires the speaking of uncomfortable truths and the creative tension of non-violent protest."

I find that hard to believe. When Dr. King was organizing for social change, he certainly wouldn't have tolerated the type of behavior taking place in Zucotti Park. There was a particular goal, and everyone knew that they had to dress and act in a respectable manner in order to garner change. The King Center published the Six Steps of Non-Violent Social Change:

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liarinchief; mlk; obama; occupy; occupywallst; occupywallstreet; propaganda

1 posted on 10/16/2011 4:53:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I doubt Dr. King would have wanted to be associated with these kooks.


2 posted on 10/16/2011 4:56:51 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Ken Salazar said that equality still has a long way to go. Shortly after that, America’s first black president spoke.

Apparently we have to make Obama emperor to go far enough.


3 posted on 10/16/2011 4:57:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

evil


4 posted on 10/16/2011 4:57:58 PM PDT by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

MLK, Jr. would also have supported ObamaCare and the rest of the Socialist agenda. So what? Who cares what MLK, Jr. would have or would not have supported? The rule of law stands for what’s right regardless of who does or doesn’t support it. Mobs that disturb the peace and freedom of others should be stopped and violators arrested regardless of who supports them.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 4:58:28 PM PDT by PapaNew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

MLK would have looked at Zero and said: “Who’s the white guy?”


6 posted on 10/16/2011 5:01:09 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

MLK would be endorsing Herman Cain.


7 posted on 10/16/2011 5:01:29 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

At Least You Can Count On FR

The Best Conservative Site On The Web


Click The Pic To Donate

8 posted on 10/16/2011 5:02:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: arkady_renko
The man will disgrace King for a chance to further socialism. Obama is evil.
9 posted on 10/16/2011 5:02:40 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy
Martin Luther King, Jr. would have nothing to do with these Wall Street Occupier groups. Anyone who believes that does not know anything about him and need to read his speeches, which I thought was required reading for the elite universities of the NE.
10 posted on 10/16/2011 5:03:09 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

And Lenin would have supported Obama. As long as we’re making comparisons.


11 posted on 10/16/2011 5:03:59 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

MLK would have stood with the Tea Party protestors too. There, I’ve said something every bit as truthful and verifiable as what 0 said.


12 posted on 10/16/2011 5:04:16 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Now just a bleeping second. I thought Martin Luther King was a Republican?


13 posted on 10/16/2011 5:04:20 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
That's not very nice of 0bama to call MLK an idiot when he's not able to be here to defend himself.
14 posted on 10/16/2011 5:10:19 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

I have never see a President who DIVIDES this country like OBAMA. He is supporting Anarchy in America.


15 posted on 10/16/2011 5:11:12 PM PDT by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

To be emperor he has to have a civilian army, just as well funded and just as well armed. Remember that one? He’s on his way of getting it.


16 posted on 10/16/2011 5:13:03 PM PDT by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998
He is supporting Anarchy in America.

He's doing everything possible to stay in the Whitehouse and he knows the election is lost for him.

17 posted on 10/16/2011 5:17:28 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Sadly I heard some of this tired speech today. Did anyone else notice how he got blacker as the speech went on? His pattern of speech changed to that of a hip hop black preacher.

Why is it that he only acts black when it suits him? He needs the votes.


18 posted on 10/16/2011 5:17:28 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy
I doubt Dr. King would have wanted to be associated with these kooks.

I doubt he would have wanted to be associated with Obama, either.

19 posted on 10/16/2011 5:18:15 PM PDT by hsalaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

How utterly ignorant & offensive. The civil rights movement was rightfully based on a clear violation of the Constitution; discriminating against a race created equal in the eyes of God & our laws. So how does being envious of the wealthy - exercising their constitutional rights to make a living - equate to racial discrimination? Nobody, I mean nobody, has a right to someone else’s property. And nobody owes you...you owe yourself! It’s called freedom; it’s called accountability. Obama is encouraging civil disobedience, a scorched earth policy, to maintain power. It is simply treasonous!


20 posted on 10/16/2011 5:25:42 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
MLK was a registered Republican.

He also seemed to support the socialism of the yahoos at the OWS gathering.

I'd say King would have stood with these yahoos stinking up parts of the civilized world.

21 posted on 10/16/2011 5:28:46 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Who’s kidding who here? MLK would completely be with OWS.


22 posted on 10/16/2011 5:28:52 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I doubt MLK would support a bunch of commie socialist anti semetic drones who poop on cop cars and want to destroy Capitalism


23 posted on 10/16/2011 5:29:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998

He knows its the only way he has any chance of winning in 2012..he knows that by creating anarchy, we won’t have any election in 2012..he knows he’s toast so this is his only shot at winning


24 posted on 10/16/2011 5:30:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

MLK would have said to Obama, “What you want, white boy?”


25 posted on 10/16/2011 5:32:20 PM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC2
Sorry if I disagree with you. These pu$$ies couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag. Have you seen these queer looking college students on some of the YouTube videos?

Don't you find just a tad bit curious that the media never seem to focus on how many protesters are actually at these “OWS" events across the country? The Salt Lake City event is a joke that seems to be losing steam every day.

I'm not impressed, nor afraid.

26 posted on 10/16/2011 5:49:34 PM PDT by Artcore
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Actually MLK was a republican and not a socialist/communist.
Our boy the obambat is caught in yet another bold faced lie.
27 posted on 10/16/2011 5:50:04 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Martin Luther King Jr... Obama suggested that the civil rights leader would have stood on the side of Occupy Wall Street

As one Marxist to another....

28 posted on 10/16/2011 5:58:01 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lockbar

"Who’s kidding who here? MLK would completely be with OWS."

True.

I hate to burst the bubble of those that believe MLK was some kind of red blooded American capitalist. MLK was a socialist through and through. Ask yourself, would Obama be so proud of MLK if MLK was a known supporter of capitalist economics?  Hardly. MLK would be dismissed as an ememy of "social justice" if that were the case. And we all know what social justice is all about. Punishing the successful as a means to reward the unsuccessful.

He did preach for non-violent social reform.  But what kind of social reform did MLK desire besides equal rights for negros?

Revered as a virtuous American hero, the real Martin Luther King, Jr. colluded with Communists, plagiarized his doctoral thesis, and led an immoral lifestyle.

.

29 posted on 10/16/2011 5:59:06 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Artcore

I know what you’re saying and I agree, but does their leader agree. He can cause hate and discontent with these people and I believe that is his army.


30 posted on 10/16/2011 6:14:33 PM PDT by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: oldenuff2no
oldenuff2no wrote:
"Actually MLK was a republican and not a socialist/communist."

Half true.  King was a registered Republican, but he was also a socialist/communist (as many RINO republicans are during this day and age):

Except taken from this link.

"Hofford continued: "What is missing from most of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations is any discussion of the radical King … [who] put forth a philosophy and theology stressing the need to balance individual will with community will." Hofford recalls that King was a strident opponent of capitalism, a Marxist liberation theologian who preached that "‘the problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation and the problem of war are all tied together.’" King sought not only an end to legally enforced racial segregation, but also a radical restructuring of American society.

In a September 1967 speech in Atlanta, King condemned capitalism as an inherently unjust economic system and declared that his movement was devoted to "restructuring the whole of American society." In Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, a book published in that same year, King endorsed the time-honored socialist demand for a guaranteed minimum annual wage, which would be "pegged to the median income of society" and would "automatically increase as the total social income grows." In this particular example of literary "borrowing," King was merging his voice with that of Karl Marx, who coined the phrase "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

 .

31 posted on 10/16/2011 6:20:33 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: CaptainKrunch

I stand corrected.


32 posted on 10/16/2011 6:55:50 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

He is a liar and he has desecrated MLK’s legacy. It’s obscene.


33 posted on 10/16/2011 7:32:13 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, perhaps. And Mao Tse Tung, Che Guevara, and Fidel Castro would have supported Barack Obama.


34 posted on 10/16/2011 7:44:11 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry Soetoro says a lot of things that are not true. Thats because he’s a pathological liar. MLK was interested in procuring Civil Rights for Blacks and unity among the races. He would have had zero interest in being associated with this band of miscreants and frankly I don’t think MLK would have had a lot of use for BHO either.


35 posted on 10/16/2011 8:10:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s ironic coming from the king of crony capitalism (Solyndra and others) and government regulation.


36 posted on 10/16/2011 9:53:30 PM PDT by Crucial
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson