Political cartoon from the 1960's. How little has changed in nearly 60 years

Discussion in 'Chatter' started by GeneWright, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

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    The writing (roughly transcribed by someone else on the internet) says:

    "How can you, a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, be such a deceitful hypocrite? You're not fooling anyone but yourself in your nauseating talk about non-violence. You demand a program to overcome poverty and "flow in" untold amounts in your high living and running all over the globe to feed your own egotism."
     
  2. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I suppose my parents shielded me from all of this when I was but a prepubescent lad in the 1960's. I have come to understand what Rev. King's movement at the time accomplished. I do not recall there being destruction of property being part of that movement. I could certainly be wrong. The Rev. King's message was about equality of course but he was adamant that we are each responsible for our own actions. He knew that African-Americans wouldn't be able to rise above the bigotry of the day unless everyone tended their own yard first. That was the wisdom I took from the man.
     
  3. JoeNation
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    But it wasn't their own yard that was the problem. That was the deflection of the day. Today, it is "black on black crime" that is the deflection. Same deflection basically.
     
  4. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    It isn’t deflection. It’s one of the oldest lessons we used to learn when we taught values. We help someone that helps themselves...... In saying that I am not making a statement. I am just pointing out that MLK was clear in this message.
     
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  5. SmalltownMN
    Doh

    SmalltownMN Active Member

    A thing that appears to be completely lost to some people these days.
     
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  6. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    It's also called victim blaming. Something that happens to women, minorities, immigrants, and any other victims of the dominant class.
     
  7. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    That was MLK’s message. If I didn’t have a high maintenance girl that needs attention I would go find it in his words for you. It needs no 21st century feel good label. It’s just plain common sense.
     
  8. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

    True enough, but he was also very adamant socialism could solve these issues:

    “We must recognize that we can’t solve our problem now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power… this means a revolution of values and other things. We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together… you can’t really get rid of one without getting rid of the others… the whole structure of American life must be changed. America is a hypocritical nation and [we] must put [our] own house in order.”

    “Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.”

    “I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective – the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed matter: the guaranteed income… The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.”

    "If America does not use her vast resources of wealth to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life, she too will go to hell.”
     
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  9. JoeNation
    Angelic

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    Reminds me of something a coworker of mine used to say every time we asked him where in the heck he heard something we all found to be off the wall. He would say, "It is known". But is it?
     
  10. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    Ok. I am tapping out. I heard the words. Or perhaps I dreamed them.
     
  11. JoeNation
    Angelic

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    I understand that somethings are believed. I have less faith in what people claim is known. The difference between faith and knowledge is the key to understanding how we differ in many cases. I will not simply rely on what others have told me until what they have told me has the weight of evidence behind it. Belief and faith are the easy answers. Easy answers are easily corrupted. And we are a very corruptible lot.
     
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