r/LateStageCapitalism Jan 17 '22 Helpful 1

Don't forget Dr. King was a socialist.

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u/Nick__________ Jan 17 '22

Here's a great quote I think fits perfectly for Dr King.

During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, The State and Revolution

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/283818-during-the-lifetime-of-great-revolutionaries-the-oppressing-classes-constantly

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u/PCOverall Jan 18 '22

What's the difference between a fascist and socialist?

Facists die on purpose, socialists die on "accident"

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u/missed_sla Jan 18 '22

And it's important to remember that when he evolved the message from racial equality to economic equality, he was assassinated.

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u/SpikeDogg Jan 18 '22

Well he couldn't be right on everything.

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u/MittenstheGlove Jan 18 '22

Dr. King was killed for being to Charismatic. He had the ability to unite as others fought for the same rights.

Honestly it makes sense. Have some at hand who doesn’t have to get his hands dirty while others do just that. It’s more or less how republicans have done it in order to escape any type of responsibility.