Monday, January 17, 2005

The Memory Of MLK Is Again Exploited By Jesse Jackson

I bet Dr. King is looking down from heaven upon Jesse Jackson with scorn and disappointment. This latest exploitation is another reminder: Read on.

Jackson says war, poverty sap King legacy
By HARRY R. WEBER, Associated Press WriterSunday, January 16th, 2005 06:34 PM (PST)

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The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - War, poverty, violence and social injustice are dampening Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy as the nation prepares to celebrate the slain civil rights leader's birthday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told a church gathering Sunday.
In a passionate speech at Dixon Grove Baptist Church in Jonesboro, south of King's native Atlanta, Jackson assailed the war in Iraq and insisted the gap between rich and poor in America is widening despite King's message of peace and equality.
"It's easy to admire Dr. King," Jackson told the 650 people at the church. "It's a challenge to follow him."
Jackson, who was standing beneath the motel balcony where King was fatally shot in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, suggested a good birthday present to King would be for Americans to strive more for financial and social equality.
"You can be out of slavery and out of segregation and have the right to vote and starve to death without access to capital and industry," Jackson said.

Yes, Jesse it IS a challenge to follow in Dr. King's footsteps. You above all should know that all too well. Is is YOU and other so called divisive "Black Leaders" playing the "We Are Still Oppressed" race card that dampen Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy as the nation prepares to celebrate the slain civil rights leader's birthday. Remember that (Rev.) Jesse Jackson is the guy who jumped up and ran to the balcony where Dr. King lay dying and smeared Dr. King's blood on himself for a photo op. This individual lives off of the exploitation of Dr. King's memory and the bones of his own followers. When will we all see ourselves as merely Americans instead of some color of American? When will we honor and practice the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King without colorization?
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