MLK: anti-capitalist activist


You’ve heard “I have a dream,” but how about “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?”


Or: “The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism?”


(Not just MLK: American political heroes often turn out to be radical socialists, like Helen Keller)


“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.” – Where do We Go from Here?, 1967.


The 11 most anti-capitalist quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. [Katie Halper/Raw Story]


(via Naked Capitalism)

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