Today is Martin Luther King Day. I’ve posted a summary of his life below, along with a list of his accomplishments. There is no doubt that he was a great orator. He was brave enough to stand up to authority and was willing to die for his cause. By most measures, he would be considered a great man. He also had human weaknesses related to his ego. He evidently liked the women. J. Edgar Hoover saw him as a threat to the country and the FBI dogged his every move. He was a flawed hero. He didn’t deserve to be assassinated at the age of 39.

His legacy is another story. Has the black community taken his message and picked themselves up? There are no Martin Luther Kings on the 30 Blocks of Squalor. A large percentage of black men have not heeded his message of responsibility and sacrifice. The results speak for themselves – poverty, drugs, crime, and having children out of wedlock are what define a significant portion of black America today. Many black communities are trapped by their dependency on government social programs. 

When driving through any city in America, everyone knows that you NEVER turn onto Martin Luther King Blvd. The black leaders who supposedly picked up MLK’s mantle such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have proven to be corrupt racists who have fought for free shit for their black constituents. They have preached a message of dependency and victimization, not responsibility and self reliance.

What I find amusing is that my University, along with virtually every school in America, is closed for MLK Day. I’m certainly happy to have the day off. But, in a few weeks we will honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. My University is not closed for President’s Day. Honestly, who had a greater impact on this country, MLK or George and Abe? This is the politically correct world we live in. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King is often presented as a heroic leader in the history of modern American liberalism.

A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.

King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

Accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.

The greatest achievement of King was undoubtedly as a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. He defended the Americans with African descent and fought for their rights. Martin Luther was greatly influenced by Howard Thurman, a civil rights leader, theologian, and educator. He was also inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence and believed that resistance to non-violence is the only weapon to fight against inequality and injustice.

Martin Luther played a prominent role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955. The boycott was called for in Montgomery, Alabama to fight against racial discrimination on the city’s public transit system. The situation became worse following the arrest of Rosa Parks, as she refused to vacate her seat to a white passenger. The king’s house was bombed and he was arrested during this agitation, which marked the end to racial segregation on Montgomery public buses.

Another major accomplishment of Martin Luther was institution of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an American civil rights organization in 1957. The organization aimed at supporting the philosophy of non-violence. It was led by King as the President along with Ralph Abernathy and other activists. As an ardent believer of the Gandhian principles of non-violence, he enforced the non-violent techniques in the protests organized by SCLC. Luther also fought for the civil rights of blacks, like, right to vote, labor rights, etc. These rights were incorporated with the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, 1964 and the Voting Rights Act, 1965.

Yet another substantial achievement of Martin Luther was in the Birmingham campaign, which aimed at promoting civil rights for African-Americans. The campaign was basically directed to mark an end to preferential and segregated civil and economic policies. The King and SCLC were also actively involved in the protests in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1964. Nightly marches were organized in the city; several marchers were assaulted by the whites and even jailed.

Martin Luther, along with other prominent leaders like, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, and James L. Farmer, Jr. were instrumental in organizing the March on Washington in 1963. The demands behind the march were putting an end to racial separatism in school, abolition of racial discrimination in employment, minimum wage for all workers, etc. Millions of protesters from diverse backgrounds attended the march, making it a success. It was the largest gathering in the history of Washington. Luther’s speech, “I Have a Dream” was one of the most vibrant speeches of American history along with Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Infamy Speech.

Martin Luther also had several awards and recognition to his credit. He was awarded at least fifty honorary degrees from various colleges and universities across the United States. Luther was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964 for his significant role in bringing racial discrimination to an end in the United States. Besides these, he was awarded with other significant awards like: American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee, the John Dewey Award, the John F. Kennedy Award and many more. He was posthumously awarded the Marcus Garvey Prize for Human Rights, the Rosa L. Parks Award, Grammy Award for his speech ” Why I oppose the war in Vietnam.”, etc.

He published several books where he highlighted the oppression faced by blacks and their brutal conditions. ‘Stride Toward Freedom’, ‘The Measure of a Man’ and ‘Why We Can’t Wait’ are some of his publications. He was also an excellent orator and delivered remarkable speeches during his career span. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”, is a line from one of his most recognizable speeches, “I Have a Dream”.

He will be revered forever as someone who sought equal rights for all irrespective of race and color. The third Monday of January is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in his commemoration, and is an official holiday in the United States.

82 thoughts on “I HAVE A DREAM”

  1. G Washington was a stateman, the dreamer shines GW`s boots when Satan is in a good mood.
    I say, let the sleeping dogs asleep. Enjoy the day off!

  2. I call bullshit on this whole michael king dog-and-pony show. His record was so fucking bad that the Fibbies can never release his record.

  3. I look at the fruits of a man’s life, and the quality of a leader’s disciples, to get a true picture of the man himself.
    His fruits- a speech with more staying power than a Viagra overdose, and a black community in the worst shape it has EVER been in American history. When the blacks were slaves to Whitey, and given freedom, they cherished it and many went on despite enormous odds to live distinguished lives filled with happiness and success. King and his hordes re-enslaved them- to the Democrat Party, housing projects, food stamps, and affirmative action.
    His disciples- Jess-ah Jaackson, and Revind Al. Pathetic.
    One of the judgments of our current society will be on our infatuation with lies, er, political correctness. We would rather lie to ourselves than face the truth of our history. We would rather say, “Yes, the rectum is a sex organ” than condemn homosexuality. (Oops, that’s a tangent…)

    I personally am in favor of eliminating all holidays concerning political figures and notable Americans (and Columbus, what a crock that is!.) I’m also in favor of eliminating all real people from our coinage, like it used to be. Something happened when we took Lady Liberty off the money and replaced her with dead presidents.

  4. Smokey,

    Good to see you’re still a dumbass. Do you actually do anything, or do you just bitch all of the time? I love that someone so quick to criticize virtually every other conspiracy theory discussed here chokes on the cock of Dr. King. Seriously, you believe this one why? Oh yes, he’s black, of course he was a bastard. You really are a mental eunuch.


  5. I consider myself fortunate to have know some notable black leaders as well as average people and welfare/disability recipients. Alot of these people could have worked; but some were so mentally ill I don’t think they knew what planet they were on. It amazes me that in the days of slavery the slaves would endeavor to learn to read, even though it was punishable by death at the time. They realized the importance of education and thought it was worth the ultimate risk. By comparison todays black subculture glorifies crimes, dropping out and pregnancy. Bill Cosby is one of the few black personalities who’s had the guts to call out this reversion; telling kids to stay in school and not get pregnant. And he’s taken alot of flack for it too, sadly.

  6. Whippet said, “I’m also in favor of eliminating all real people from our coinage, like it used to be. Something happened when we took Lady Liberty off the money and replaced her with dead presidents.”

    Not a bad idea. To those of us who are numimatists, the $20 gold coin designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens is almost universally acclaimed as the most beautiful coin ever made. Second place might go the Walking Liberty 50-cent piece. Also of interest is the Standing Liberty quarter. When first issued in 1916, one of Liberty’s breasts was uncovered. “Gasp” said a disapproving public. In 1917, both of Liberty’s breasts were discreetly clothed.

  7. LLPOH- that’s the nicest thing any one has ever said to me (and quite clever as well). Big kiss from a little dog.

    SSS- I have a few one ounce silver rounds minted in the fashion of the 1916 Liberty quarter. Beautiful! You can find some on eBay. Paid a premium over spot for those…

  8. You obviously can not distinguish between what is written on a piece of paper and what is actually practiced.

    I’m surprised you didn’t quote the Declaration of Independence. After all, it says ” all men are created equal”. So there you have it … there is no discrimination!!! LMAO

    MLK’s words are well documented. Therefore, if you are up to it;
    1) — Find me just one instance where he advocated violence. Just one will do.

    2) — Find me just one instance where MLK wanted free shit for blacks. He didn’t want free shit … he wanted access to the SAME shit. Find me one instance where he advocated a Welfare lifestyle.

    Good luck. ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    The Jesse Jackson’s and Sharptons and all their ilk did not carry MLK’s dream … they perverted MLK’s message.

  9. Stuck—-How many fucking times on this site do I have to repeat that MLK did NOT advocate violence? He didn’t advocate violence. He fucking INCITED it, damn near everywhere he went. That was his fucking modus operandi. Preach peace, harmony, and brotherhood but at the same time incite violence. He was responsible for dozens, maybe hundreds, of riots. He was a fucking racist to the core. Race defined his existence.

    He was a fraud. His own black supporters have acknowledged, once it was discovered after his death, that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis. That is NOT some conspiracy, as ASSHOLE Sonic wants to believe. It has been proven beyond all doubt. I’ve read passages from both documents. They are word for word.

    Regarding your goddamn asinine request of one instance where King wanted free shit for blacks. It is a matter of public record that King’s opposition to the Viet Nam war is that the money should have been spent on social programs for blacks. He was very candid and proud of his stance on that issue.

    Stuck—It is highly apparent that you have no fucking clue what the man was about or what he stood for. Because if you did, you would not make such stupid ass statements.

  10. KB said, “Hoover saw threats everywhere except for gay men in dresses.”

    Footnote. The FBI is part of the Department of Justice. Hoover’s boss was the Attorney General. True, the FBI tapped MLK’s phone. The wiretap was approved IN WRITING by Bobby Kennedy, who had gotten the green light from his brother.


    Are you fucking insane? Not even RE posts shit that long.

  11. I can’t believe I have to resort to Webster’s dictionary. The definition of incite is quite simple; “To provoke and urge on.” So let me ask again, cite me just once instance where MLK “provoked” or “urged on” violence.

    MLK did advocate Civil Disoberience …. like protest marches. In very many instances those peaceful marches were met by violent police thugs … the same type of police thugs we have today who will tazer a 73 year old woman. Blacks fought back. Violence ensued. I hardly think MLK was responsible for that.
    Would you agree that the Heritage Foundation is about as conservative a think tank as there is? They feel he stood for Conservative values. The point is you can quote blacks and a host of others who don’t like him …. a can quote a ton of references who like him. Such “arguments” prove nothing.
    You say I have no fucking clue what the man was about. Au contraire! You seem to think that if someone holds an opinion that differs from yours, then that means the other person doesn’t know shit. That is a fallacy.

    As a teenager I used to watch MLK’s speeches and marches on the news with rapt attention.

    Later in life I read very many of MLK’s sermons. Not only did I read them, I actually studied a couple of them. It was required reading in a course I took on Sermon Preparation. The man was a brilliant writer and communicator. That’s the truth.

    His sermon, “God is Able” is a masterpiece. He closed it with;

    “When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds and our nights become even darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a great benign Power in the universe whose name is God, and God is able to make a way out of no way, and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. This is our hope for becoming better people. This is our mandate for seeking to make a better world. Amen! ”

    That’s what I call Inspirational. Check it out here;

  12. Stuck—By your own admission, MLK organized protest marches, many of which you concede ended in violence. And you hardly think MLK was responsible ? JFC, who do you think was responsible? Mother Teresa ? I mean, if you organize protest marches and they end in violence, then you rinse and repeat over and over and over, how the fuck is that not “provoking ” or ” urging on “? I mean, it’s kind of obvious that after the first few times and it ends in violence, well, goddamn, guess what’s gonna keep happening? How the fuck is that not provoking?

    Certainly King was a great orator. I’ve never disputed that. So was Hitler. But the fact remains that King incited violence. To deny that is to be fucking blind. I mean, look at the historical record. If a man organizes protest marches, many of which end in violence, that is part and parcel the act of inciting.

    Do you honestly think I give a shit what some think tank in DC says? I can make up my own fucking mind. And while you were watching in rapt attention and stroking your cock as MLK decided which laws to follow and which to break, I was watching a fucking racist that made trouble throughout the land, and who incited violence damn near everywhere he went.
    Or are you still holding tight to your belief that he was protesting in order to get blacks the right to vote ?
    You talk with reverence at King’s “Sermon”. I’m not a religious guy. King purported to be–ie the Reverend ordination. But the record is very clear that King on multiple occasions committed adultery, while espousing Christian values. I’m not judging his sex life. He can fuck oxen for all I give a shit. But I AM saying that he was a huge hypocrite and on multiple occasions violated his alleged belief system / vows. He was as worthy of the title Reverend as Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton is. Or Jeremiah Wright, for that matter.

  13. Hoover’s boss was the Attorney General -SSS

    Hoover also hated Bobby Kennedy and likely saw him as a threat to his job.

  14. I am not a fan of MLK, and am troubled by the way he is deified. He was extremely flawed, as Smokey rightly (an colorfully) points out. My disillusionment really set in after attending a Jesse Jackson speech. I thought it would be educational. It was – but not is a good way. To say that Jackson is a man of peace is like saying a pit bull is safe around kids. Overtly they make him appear to be a leader of civil rights. In person it was more akin to watching the videos of Hitler stir the German people to war. He is no pacifist, and I now believe the same of MLK.

  15. Smokey…ROFLMARBABBLJAO (rolling on the floor laughing my my ass raped by a big black lumberjack ass off)…you ran me off? Not likely. I’ve got productive work to do to support you while you suck on the nipple of your the bottle you bought with your kids food stamps. Go knock up another trailer ho and leave the real thinking to the few producers left in this country. Otherwise I might get bored and quit paying my taxes and play Black Ops while you starve to death.

    Why is it everytime you have nothing to say you manage to say it in a way that disgraces your entire genus (Dictyostelium)?


  16. Loving Your Enemies
    November 17 1957

    “I want to use as a subject from which to preach this morning a very familiar subject, and it is familiar to you because I have preached from this subject twice before to my knowing in this pulpit. I try to make it a, something of a custom or tradition to preach from this passage of Scripture at least once a year, adding new insights that I develop along the way out of new experiences as I give these messages. Although the content is, the basic content is the same, new insights and new experiences naturally make for new illustrations.

    “So I want to turn your attention to this subject: “Loving Your Enemies.” It’s so basic to me because it is a part of my basic philosophical and theological orientation—the whole idea of love, the whole philosophy of love. In the fifth chapter of the gospel as recorded by Saint Matthew, we read these very arresting words flowing from the lips of our Lord and Master: “Ye have heard that it has been said, ‘Thou shall love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.’ But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.”

    “Over the centuries, many persons have argued that this is an extremely difficult command. Many would go so far as to say that it just isn’t possible to move out into the actual practice of this glorious command. But far from being an impractical idealist, Jesus has become the practical realist. The words of this text glitter in our eyes with a new urgency. Far from being the pious injunction of a utopian dreamer, this command is an absolute necessity for the survival of our civilization. Yes, it is love that will save our world and our civilization, love even for enemies.

    “Now let me hasten to say that Jesus was very serious when he gave this command; he wasn’t playing. He realized that it’s hard to love your enemies. He realized that it’s difficult to love those persons who seek to defeat you, those persons who say evil things about you. He realized that it was painfully hard, pressingly hard. But he wasn’t playing. We have the Christian and moral responsibility to seek to discover the meaning of these words, and to discover how we can live out this command, and why we should live by this command.

    “Now first let us deal with this question, which is the practical question: How do you go about loving your enemies? I think the first thing is this: In order to love your enemies, you must begin by analyzing self. And I’m sure that seems strange to you, that I start out telling you this morning that you love your enemies by beginning with a look at self. It seems to me that that is the first and foremost way to come to an adequate discovery to the how of this situation.

    “Now, I’m aware of the fact that some people will not like you, not because of something you have done to them, but they just won’t like you. But after looking at these things and admitting these things, we must face the fact that an individual might dislike us because of something that we’ve done deep down in the past, some personality attribute that we possess, something that we’ve done deep down in the past and we’ve forgotten about it; but it was that something that aroused the hate response within the individual. That is why I say, begin with yourself. There might be something within you that arouses the tragic hate response in the other individual.

    “This is true in our international struggle. Democracy is the greatest form of government to my mind that man has ever conceived, but the weakness is that we have never touched it. We must face the fact that the rhythmic beat of the deep rumblings of discontent from Asia and Africa is at bottom a revolt against the imperialism and colonialism perpetuated by Western civilization all these many years.

    “And this is what Jesus means when he said: “How is it that you can see the mote in your brother’s eye and not see the beam in your own eye?” And this is one of the tragedies of human nature. So we begin to love our enemies and love those persons that hate us whether in collective life or individual life by looking at ourselves.

    “A second thing that an individual must do in seeking to love his enemy is to discover the element of good in his enemy, and every time you begin to hate that person and think of hating that person, realize that there is some good there and look at those good points which will over-balance the bad points.

    “Somehow the “isness” of our present nature is out of harmony with the eternal “oughtness” that forever confronts us. And this simply means this: That within the best of us, there is some evil, and within the worst of us, there is some good. When we come to see this, we take a different attitude toward individuals. The person who hates you most has some good in him; even the nation that hates you most has some good in it; even the race that hates you most has some good in it. And when you come to the point that you look in the face of every man and see deep down within him what religion calls “the image of God,” you begin to love him in spite of. No matter what he does, you see God’s image there. There is an element of goodness that he can never slough off. Discover the element of good in your enemy. And as you seek to hate him, find the center of goodness and place your attention there and you will take a new attitude.

    “Another way that you love your enemy is this: When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy, that is the time which you must not do it. There will come a time, in many instances, when the person who hates you most, the person who has misused you most, the person who has gossiped about you most, the person who has spread false rumors about you most, there will come a time when you will have an opportunity to defeat that person. It might be in terms of a recommendation for a job; it might be in terms of helping that person to make some move in life. That’s the time you must do it. That is the meaning of love. In the final analysis, love is not this sentimental something that we talk about. It’s not merely an emotional something. Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system.

    “The Greek language, as I’ve said so often before, is very powerful at this point. It comes to our aid beautifully in giving us the real meaning and depth of the whole philosophy of love. And I think it is quite apropos at this point, for you see the Greek language has three words for love, interestingly enough. It talks about love as eros. That’s one word for love. Eros is a sort of, aesthetic love. Plato talks about it a great deal in his dialogues, a sort of yearning of the soul for the realm of the gods. And it’s come to us to be a sort of romantic love, though it’s a beautiful love. Everybody has experienced eros in all of its beauty when you find some individual that is attractive to you and that you pour out all of your like and your love on that individual. That is eros, you see, and it’s a powerful, beautiful love that is given to us through all of the beauty of literature; we read about it.

    “Then the Greek language talks about philia, and that’s another type of love that’s also beautiful. It is a sort of intimate affection between personal friends. And this is the type of love that you have for those persons that you’re friendly with, your intimate friends, or people that you call on the telephone and you go by to have dinner with, and your roommate in college and that type of thing. It’s a sort of reciprocal love. On this level, you like a person because that person likes you. You love on this level, because you are loved. You love on this level, because there’s something about the person you love that is likeable to you. This too is a beautiful love. You can communicate with a person; you have certain things in common; you like to do things together. This is philia.

    “The Greek language comes out with another word for love. It is the word agape. And agape is more than eros; agape is more than philia; agape is something of the understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. It is a love that seeks nothing in return. It is an overflowing love; it’s what theologians would call the love of God working in the lives of men. And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him. And he might be the worst person you’ve ever seen.

    “And this is what Jesus means, I think, in this very passage when he says, “Love your enemy.” And it’s significant that he does not say, “Like your enemy.” Like is a sentimental something, an affectionate something. There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. And love is greater than like. Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul. And here you come to the point that you love the individual who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does. This is what Jesus means when he says, “Love your enemy.” This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it.

    “Now for the few moments left, let us move from the practical how to the theoretical why. It’s not only necessary to know how to go about loving your enemies, but also to go down into the question of why we should love our enemies. I think the first reason that we should love our enemies, and I think this was at the very center of Jesus’ thinking, is this: that hate for hate only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. If I hit you and you hit me and I hit you back and you hit me back and go on, you see, that goes on ad infinitum. It just never ends. Somewhere somebody must have a little sense, and that’s the strong person. The strong person is the person who can cut off the chain of hate, the chain of evil. And that is the tragedy of hate – that it doesn’t cut it off. It only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. Somebody must have religion enough and morality enough to cut it off and inject within the very structure of the universe that strong and powerful element of love.

    “I think I mentioned before that sometime ago my brother and I were driving one evening to Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Atlanta. He was driving the car. And for some reason the drivers were very discourteous that night. They didn’t dim their lights; hardly any driver that passed by dimmed his lights. And I remember very vividly, my brother A. D. looked over and in a tone of anger said: “I know what I’m going to do. The next car that comes along here and refuses to dim the lights, I’m going to fail to dim mine and pour them on in all of their power.” And I looked at him right quick and said: “Oh no, don’t do that. There’d be too much light on this highway, and it will end up in mutual destruction for all. Somebody got to have some sense on this highway.”

    “Somebody must have sense enough to dim the lights, and that is the trouble, isn’t it? That as all of the civilizations of the world move up the highway of history, so many civilizations, having looked at other civilizations that refused to dim the lights, and they decided to refuse to dim theirs. And Toynbee tells that out of the twenty-two civilizations that have risen up, all but about seven have found themselves in the junk heap of destruction. It is because civilizations fail to have sense enough to dim the lights. And if somebody doesn’t have sense enough to turn on the dim and beautiful and powerful lights of love in this world, the whole of our civilization will be plunged into the abyss of destruction. And we will all end up destroyed because nobody had any sense on the highway of history.

    “Somewhere somebody must have some sense. Men must see that force begets force, hate begets hate, toughness begets toughness. And it is all a descending spiral, ultimately ending in destruction for all and everybody. Somebody must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and the chain of evil in the universe. And you do that by love.

    “There’s another reason why you should love your enemies, and that is because hate distorts the personality of the hater. We usually think of what hate does for the individual hated or the individuals hated or the groups hated. But it is even more tragic, it is even more ruinous and injurious to the individual who hates. You just begin hating somebody, and you will begin to do irrational things. You can’t see straight when you hate. You can’t walk straight when you hate. You can’t stand upright. Your vision is distorted. There is nothing more tragic than to see an individual whose heart is filled with hate. He comes to the point that he becomes a pathological case. For the person who hates, you can stand up and see a person and that person can be beautiful, and you will call them ugly. For the person who hates, the beautiful becomes ugly and the ugly becomes beautiful. For the person who hates, the good becomes bad and the bad becomes good. For the person who hates, the true becomes false and the false becomes true. That’s what hate does. You can’t see right. The symbol of objectivity is lost. Hate destroys the very structure of the personality of the hater.

    “The way to be integrated with yourself is be sure that you meet every situation of life with an abounding love. Never hate, because it ends up in tragic, neurotic responses. Psychologists and psychiatrists are telling us today that the more we hate, the more we develop guilt feelings and we begin to subconsciously repress or consciously suppress certain emotions, and they all stack up in our subconscious selves and make for tragic, neurotic responses. And may this not be the neuroses of many individuals as they confront life that that is an element of hate there. And modern psychology is calling on us now to love. But long before modern psychology came into being, the world’s greatest psychologist who walked around the hills of Galilee told us to love. He looked at men and said: “Love your enemies; don’t hate anybody.” It’s not enough for us to hate your friends because—to to love your friends—because when you start hating anybody, it destroys the very center of your creative response to life and the universe; so love everybody. Hate at any point is a cancer that gnaws away at the very vital center of your life and your existence. It is like eroding acid that eats away the best and the objective center of your life. So Jesus says love, because hate destroys the hater as well as the hated.

    “Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.

    “There is a power in love that our world has not discovered yet. Jesus discovered it centuries ago. Mahatma Gandhi of India discovered it a few years ago, but most men and most women never discover it. For they believe in hitting for hitting; they believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; they believe in hating for hating; but Jesus comes to us and says, “This isn’t the way.”

    “As we look out across the years and across the generations, let us develop and move right here. We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men better. Love is the only way. Jesus discovered that.

    “And our civilization must discover that. Individuals must discover that as they deal with other individuals. There is a little tree planted on a little hill and on that tree hangs the most influential character that ever came in this world. But never feel that that tree is a meaningless drama that took place on the stages of history. Oh no, it is a telescope through which we look out into the long vista of eternity, and see the love of God breaking forth into time. It is an eternal reminder to a power-drunk generation that love is the only way. It is an eternal reminder to a generation depending on nuclear and atomic energy, a generation depending on physical violence, that love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe.

    “So this morning, as I look into your eyes, and into the eyes of all of my brothers in Alabama and all over America and over the world, I say to you, “I love you. I would rather die than hate you.” And I’m foolish enough to believe that through the power of this love somewhere, men of the most recalcitrant bent will be transformed. And then we will be in God’s kingdom.”

  17. I have done a quick review of MLK on the web. It seems very well established that he was a serial womanizer (not very attractive for a man of the cloth), and plagiarized material almost his entire life. Basically, the best I can tell, the reason that he wasn’t rebuked more for it, and didn’t have his doctoral degree yanked (as would have happened if he were white), goes something like this, “Well, he cheated, dat’s for sure, and it was wrong, dat’s for sure too, but da ting is, he be black, and dat’s what dem black folks does, so weez gonna let it slide”.

    He cheated on everything. One source tried to pass it off by saying that, well, he cheated from an early age, and kept cheating, and well, it just got so that he couldn’t stop, so you need to cut him some slack. Seriously.

    It is sacrilege to taint the memory of MLK. He did some good, perhaps brave, things. But he was a seriously flawed human being. Sort of a black JFK. Except he didn’t steal a presidential election.

  18. llpoh—Agreed.
    Personally, I wouldn’t have a problem with a national holiday for Colin Powell, after he dies. I don’t think he deserves one, but at least he’s not a fraud or a piece of shit. Besides, I like Powell. He rose through the ranks because of affirmative action, but he is a good and honorable person. He voted for Barack for President, but had I voted, I may have done the same, given the piece of shit Obama was running against. In my opinion, leadership and personal responsibility are character traits of Powell. Powell and MLK are polar opposites. One is a fine man of integrity and the other was a fraudulent trouble maker whose history has been rewritten by PC politicians.

  19. I like Powell. What I most liked was the way he looked like he had a mouthful of shit every time he looked at Bush during the last months of his tenure as SoS. Classic disgust.

  20. I have long suspected that Bush fucked Powell over. Can’t prove it and don’t have the details. Just an impression I’ve had for a few years.

    1. Smokey

      Your boy Cheney fucked Powell by sending him in front of the world with false data about WMD.

      Powell is a good man. I wish he would run for President, but his wife won’t let him. I don’t blame her.

  21. It surprised me the vitriol that the media went after Powell with when the WMD info turned out to be bad. I never would have thought they’d go after Powell like that. I’d have bet anything they would have cut him a break. I’d have lost that bet.
    And Powell lost a LOT of credibility over that. The fucking shame is that he was nothing but a pawn, and in my opinion did not deserve to be ostracized like he was because of the mistake.

    1. Powell was a good soldier to the end. He has bad mouthed no one since he left office. I respect him. He was misled by Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld.

      If you read Schwarzkopf’s book, Powell comes across really well. Cheney comes across as a dickhead. If it was left up to Cheney we would have lost thousands of soldiers in the 1st Gulf War.

  22. I didn’t read Schwarzkopf’s book, but I do remember very vividly an interview conducted with him a few days after the 1st Gulf War. He said that in his opinion it was a mistake to march to Baghdad and then turn around and leave. The interviewer asked him to explain. Schwarzkopf said he thought the US should have gone into Baghdad and taken out Hussein. When the interviewer asked him why he didn’t, Schwarzkopf said he was a soldier and served the Commander In Chief and abided by the decisions made by the Commander In Chief (George H W Bush ).

  23. The neo-cons were beside themselves when GHWB took Scowcrofts advice instead of theirs.

    “Trying to eliminate Saddam .. would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible … We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq …there was no viable “exit strategy” we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations’ mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land.”

  24. Administrator—-If the 2012 election came down to Barack / Biden versus Ron Paul / Dick Cheney, would you support the Paul ticket ?

    1. Since your ticket is an impossibility, it isn’t worth responding. Cheney is busy preparing himself for his eternity in hell. He’ll occupy a space near Hitler, Mao, and RE.

  25. GWB listened to neo-cons and guess what?

    After eight years we are still in Iraq.

    The oil, like Wolfowitz said, didnt pay for the war,

    The war, neo-cons lied, would last six months.

    Eight years later we are still in Iraq.

    Neo-cons are liars.

  26. The bulk of the funds for Iraq’s reconstruction will come from Iraqis — from oil revenues, -Donald Rumsfeld

    See, the war wasnt about oil, it was about oil paying for war.

    Oh, wait. Isnt that the same thing?

  27. Smokey – let us consider a three way presidential race: 1) Ron Paul/Sarah Palin, 2) Ron Paul/Paul Krugman, 3) Ron Paul/ Bozo the Clown (but then I repeat myself). Who does the Admin vote for and why?

    1. Ron is the intellectual leader of the Liberty movement. He is too old to be President. Maybe Rand, but not until 2016.

  28. Kill Bill—You frequently post comments to yourself, as the one above. Do you think that your affliction could be treated successfully with therapy ?

  29. No Just because you think I am posting to myself doesnt make it so.

    Thats called false projection.

    Do you think therapy would stop you from painting people into your afflicted imagination Smokey?

  30. Maybe Smokey could post a few links to some information on MLK. That way we could determine ourselves what to believe. I got a feeling his sources are at the bottom of the dumpster, but I am curious as I always thought he was a good person who stood for good.

  31. Why not stop skipping over what Rumsfeld said and admit war was for oil instead of pinning your fevered delusional imagination on me?

    Cause you cant disprove what Rumsfeld said.

    I just kicked your diapered ass to the curb.

    Thanks for playing Smokey,

  32. Smokey doesnt post links to bolster his arguments he just reiterates his opinion over and over and over and claims he kicked ass.

  33. I don’t need links to bolster my arguments. My arguments stand on their own. Only pussies like you, with vacuous arguments, desperately grasp at arguments from any fool that has been posted online.

  34. KB…I’m more inclined to believe that war with Irag was over the continued survival of the dollar as the world currency. We couldn’t have OPEC accepting only Euro’s for the payment of oil .

  35. The Congressional Budget Office stated in its Jan. 2004 report “Paying for Iraq’s Reconstruction”:

    “One major policy question is how much of Iraq’s reconstruction funding should be provided by the country itself. Budgets drawn up by Iraqi planners envision spending about 72 percent of revenues on the government’s day-to-day operating expenses, 23 percent on reconstruction, and about 6 percent on foreign obligations. Overall, the amount that the Iraqi government can contribute to reconstruction will depend on how much revenue it receives from oil exports and how much debt and other foreign obligations it must pay.”

    Pummeling Smokey day after day

    He is getting to the point he ignores me even though he challenged me. Why? Cause I am booting his decadent derrier all about the platform. Soon he will be cowering in the emergency life boat below the production deck hoping to stop the uppercuts he is taking. Grab a fire extinguisher cause I am not done flaming your methane spewing arse!! The ring ropes cant hold you up much longer lucky legs!!


  36. KB…I’m more inclined to believe that war with Irag was over the continued survival of the dollar as the world currency. We couldn’t have OPEC accepting only Euro’s for the payment of oil .

    In part that may be so but its Iran that opened a oil bourse and traded in euros IIRC.

  37. I don’t need links to bolster my arguments. My arguments stand on their own. -Smokey

    What a crock. I looked back thru the thread and all you gave was your opinion on what MLK was without proving that he actually incited riots.

    Like a court of law if you make the claim then you have to prove that claim.

    You havent done that.

  38. Admin – my ticket is possible – Ron Paul and one of Sarah Palin, Paul Krugman or Bozo the Clown. Which combo would you vote for?!

  39. THC4SSS—-I am a good person. I have TREMENDOUS confidence in the majority of those fine people who visit this site.
    I do however, consider anyone who asks me to provide links, to be either one lazy cocksucker or else a fucking total imbecile. If you don’t know what to believe, without my posting links, you are a fool. Why don’t you go suck Sonic’s 2″ lizard while Kill Bill licks his neighbor’s collie’s dick ? Then all of you douchebags can gossip about that racist Smokey.
    Speaking of the bottom of the dumpster, I saw your momma fucking a crackhead in one last night, right after he covered her throat with a nice load of sticky stuff. Go fuck yourself.

  40. Admin – I knew you would go with the smart one.

    Smokey – I don’t often laugh out loud but that last post was a classic.

  41. Stuck, bless his heart, didnt really need to post a single thing but just demand that Smokey, who made the claim about riots, prove said claim.

    THC4SSS says: Thanks KB, you know him well.

    YW. Maybe Smokey doesnt know how to copy a link and paste it here. I dont know. if thats whats keeping him, or any others, from doing so then:
    Leftclick and hold.
    Drag cursor over text, or url, you want to copy It will highlight the text. Release button.
    Right click then on drop down menu click copy [or use ctrl+c to copy highlighted text]
    Put cursor in the comment box on this site.
    Rich click again and click paste on drop down menu [or use ctrl+v to paste copied text]

  42. I do however, consider anyone who asks me to provide links, to be either one lazy cocksucker or else a fucking total imbecile -Smokey

    Lazy is not providing links. A lazy person doesnt take the time to find something, copy the text, copy the link and post it here for others to look at if they want. Asking you to provide a link isnt to make me look stupid but to keep you from looking stupid.

  43. There goes the wayward projectionist with its psychobabble trying to pin its cock delusions on me again.

    I have TWO female dogs. Moron.

  44. Smokey, so now I’m not a fine person. That hurts. The problem is that I am not a fool who believes everything posted on the internet. That’s why I asked you to back up your claims. I did do a little looking around and most of the bad came from white supremacists web sites. Dude, not looking good for you. Your casual usage of the N word pretty much defines who you are, and you are not a good person.

  45. KB – man, I would not have told him that. Right now he is looking for every aberrant act that has ever been performed on or by bitches. It could get ugly. You are lucky he doesn’t use photos.

  46. KB – man, I would not have told him that. Right now he is looking for every aberrant act that has ever been performed on or by bitches. It could get ugly. You are lucky he doesn’t use photos. -llpoh


  47. THC – the “N” word? Hahahahaha. I bet you still go peepee and number twos. One day maybe you will move up to the “s” word, and, gee willikers, when your balls drop, and mommy isn’t around, you might just test out the “F” word in the mirror.

  48. Stuck – you forgot about dumpster fucking and small lizards. That has gotta be worth bonus points. I almost fell out of my chair. Ali used to get all kinds of points for stylin’.

  49. Smokey, I dislike all the people you do (especially Al and Jessie), I just will not allow myself to use the N word. Its disrespectful to those blacks who don’t deserve it. There are other ways to phrase your dislikes towards those douchebags.

    llpoh, its just the N word I will not say. By using it, everything else said is forgotten.


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