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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Think?


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What Would Dr. Martin.Luther King Think.,Book.By D T Pollard. He Ask.This Question All The Years After Dr. King Death. Written.After Barrack Obama Was Elected President. Protesting.For Black Males Murdered By Racist White Police,Black Lives Matter. No Protest For Black Males ,Street Gangs Killing Other Black Males,More Black.Males In Prison. What Would Dr. King.Think.And Want Us To Do. Have Not Read This Book. Wonder If He  Condones Black Church Corruption,Like Everyone ,Who Goes To Church,NAACP,Politicians?Black Church Takes Up Millions Of Dollars,Poverty In Communities. Preachers Controlled Church Money,They.Owned The Church  Money. Buying.Rich Cars,Mansions,Diamond.Rings, They Are Not Uplifting Black Communities,Being Mentors,Teachers To Black Children,Especially Young Black Males..Preachers Beat Their Wives, 3 Have Killed Their Wives,Children With Mistresses..What Dr. King Think.About The Black.Church?Black,Church Used To Be A Place Of Unity And Strategy. ..

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What would Dr King think about these issues?

This question is posed as if the Right Reverend Doctor would have been just some passive observer not actively involved in solving the problems of the Black community.

Martin was a TRUE activist in the sense that he actually took action himself as well as effectively mobilized others to take action to address the injustices he saw in society.

My sense is, if he were alive today that question would be a classical moot point because I doubt that many of the problems listed would even exist or atleast not be AS SERIOUS as they are for him to worry himself with.....because he would have addressed most of them in their infancy stage before they had progressed.
He would have mobilized the Black community to nip them in the bud, so to speak.


 

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MLK and the people around him would have been on Twitter trying to figure out how to reach an audience. They would have been rendered mute in today's world; where popularity is determined by corporate entities revenue rather than what nurtures their auduence.

Right now the flavor of the day is Black Lives Matters, corporate media can't wrap their stubby little fingers around the concept of more than one activist organization at a time.

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People really have deified MLK, because his death turned him into a martyr and people consider infallible. Were he alive today, I don't think King could've reversed the erosion of the civil rights gains, or that he would've had a repeat victory in post-racial America. The reason there is a need to re-address racism is because it never went away; like many diseases, it just went into remission.

Movements go through phases before their goal can become a pillar of society.  The Civil Rights movement has yet to reach the final stage where racial equality is institutionalized. The Black Lives Matter movement is stuck in the same phase as the incompleted civil rights movement because neither has taken permanent root in the American landscape due to a lingering reluctance to relinquish white entitlement. 

I think King would've been very distressed by how the violence he so abhorred has erupted in the inner cities where black-on-black crime is rampant. In view of that, he might've suspended marching for white acceptance and focused more on blacks coming together to love and respect each other.  

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In view of that, he might've suspended marching for white acceptance and focused more on blacks coming together to love and respect each other


Yeah.
Infact he was starting to do THAT before he was killed.

King wasn't a god, but his powers were clearly SUPERnatural.....true to it's definition.....in that his powers of influence and persuasion were above that of most natural human beings.

Most leaders have a measure of charisma and influence over the people, which is how they became leaders in the first place.
However people like Malcolm, Garvey, and King were not only exceptionally intelligent and socially shrewed, but also EXCEPTIONALLY CHARISMATIC.

It's very important to undertand this fact because it's one of the key reasons I believe that had he still been living the problems that affect the Black community wouldn't have grown to nearly the extent that it has.

He wouldn't have just stood by with a sour look on his face wringing his hands in helpless frustration like so many self-appointed Black leaders do today.
In the 70s and probably all the way through the 80s he would have been so active in establishing economic and political gains for the Black community that the situation we see today would be non existant. 

 

The thing that would have made Dr King so effective is his unprecedented power and influence over wealthy, middle class, and well educated Black people.

The base of most "Black leaders" are the poor and those on the street level, but King had most of the well to do "responsible" Black folk in his corner and this influence over them would have forged the economic and political institutions that would have sky rocketed Black progress.

Ofcourse you'd still have SOME poverty and violence and division in the Black community as you had even 100 and 200 years ago, this exists in all human communities. But I seriously doubt that had he lived that things would have degenerated to this point.

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