Quote Of The Day

"...Mass civil disobedience as a new stage of struggle can transmute the deep rage of the ghetto into a constructive and creative force. To dislocate the functioning of a city without destroying it can be more effective than a riot because it can be longer lasting, costly to the larger society but not wantonly destructive. Finally, it is a device of social action that is more difficult for the government to quell by superior force.

The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis but it must be followed by a sense of futility."

Martin Luther King, Jr.  Conscience for Change, Massey Lectures 1967.


Of course, Reverend King was correct. A natural wisdom and understanding of history that permitted him to assess human nature with a sober and smart mind.


What to the nouveau-pseudo intellectuals, media and political masters focus on? Words.

Citizens are burning their own communities down and what do we hear? That it's racist to call them thugs.

How this doesn't strike a sensible mind as being vacuous designed to detract from the violent actions, is something that befuddles me.

They mistakenly, in their infinite ignorance and determination to detract from the truth and reality, and obsessively attempt to change or amend the vocabulary and vernacular.

This is like putting cologne to deal with body odor.

The riots we have seen in post-Luther America are the strict domain of thugs and criminals - and a few misguided souls to be sure - for as the Reverend King pointed out, they know it's not productive.

And the media and politicians and pundits alike who childishly scream we must change the vocabulary are complicit in this reactionary act; this lie.

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