What Would MLK Say About Global Warming?

Obviously, that question was huge on his mind, as Father Paul Mayer at the Huffington Post points out

Birthday celebrations and national holidays end up being empty gestures if they are not about the authentic quest to fulfill Dr. King’s dream to end militarism and to end the systematic oppression of the poor and the workers. And what would Dr. King say about the violence against the earth inherent in the human causes of global warming? President Obama’s recent eloquent message in Tucson about unity and healing can help move us toward domestic civility. But we must also address this fundamental core of violence present in our culture.

See? He was all about globull warming. Sigh. He’d probably say “we have real problems to deal with, rather than made up ones, and, bless your heart, you aren’t helping.”

PS: do I really have to mention that Dr. King spoke more about equality, rather than “social justice”?

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4 Responses to “What Would MLK Say About Global Warming?”

  1. captainfish says:

    “Dr. King’s dream to end militarism and to end the systematic oppression of the poor”

    ummm… yeah, I can’t stop making my mind reflect upon King’s words about demilitarization and wealth distribution.

    Wasn’t that one of his dreams he had?

  2. Mike says:

    Although I think anti-militarism is a lefty talking point, I’m sure Dr. King was against militancy. He was against the violent militancy promoted by the likes of Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and others of their ilk. That would also include that asshole Shabazz of the NBP. Anyway, that’s my opinion of the author’s intent, but he’s still wrong.


  3. mojo says:

    I think on a guy’s birthday, maybe we should refrain from stuffing our agenda into his mouth, hmmm?

  4. Trish says:

    Not sure who David is, but that was uncalled for especially on a day honoring the man.
    MLK wanted equality for all men, and he didn’t advocate violence. I remember those days as being rough, and there were many incidences of violence, but it was a transitional period when blacks were feeling their oats, and whites were still feeling their prejudices. Change happens in strange ways.
    Unlike the left today, who won’t tolerate anyone with a differing opinion, who when they can’t have it their way want to incite riots- and do incite hatred.

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