Martin Luther King Day

I have written several times about Martin Luther King, and if I only write a short post I will repeat myself, so here’s a link to what I wrote a while ago. It’s still true.

And then, dedicated to one of my favourite readers and a remarkable young fascist, one of MLK’s best and most important quotations:

We’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which producers beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. “Who owns the oil?“… “Who owns the iron ore?“ … “Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two-thirds water?

Ah, yes. Isn’t it just infuriating, how this evil black man can question the fundamental justice at the heart of the capitalist system? How can he encourage all those people who don’t have jobs because they’re lazy to think that there’s something wrong with the system? How can he question that the resources of the planet should be owned by a handful of greedy individuals? How, in fact, can he question that capitalism is the only system which produces freedom and justice?

(By the way, how’s that economic crisis working out for you?)

Oh, and here’s a link to Albert Einstein’s Why Socialism? Oh no! A genius who was a socialist! Ahh! He might imply that we’re a part of society! Run away! Run away!