News reports that a new tape was found containing an interview with Dr King,years prior to his Dream speech. In it Dr. King imparted a critical part of his non-violent approach. It was this:
“I would … say that it is a method which seeks to secure a moral end through moral means,” he said. “And it grows out of the whole concept of love, because if one is truly nonviolent that person has a loving spirit, he refuses to inflict injury upon the opponent because he loves the opponent.”
You can contrast that with today’s leftists and see a message. The modern Left, in its evolution, has defined and perfected its own system of protest — unlike King’s philosophy. It may get some results; but not only do you have to question the results, but the motivation and means as well.
King said his was driven by love, as opposed to what we see today. Actually it is based mostly on hate, resentment, or some animosity toward their “enemy”. I mean their political enemy. See, politics is everything, with ideology, today. It trumps all. Their activism is not based on love, as in for one another, and it doesn’t contain a moral component. That part was replaced by the religion of politics. With love and morality out of the equation, what is left? A bitter political activism.
The left tries to project the same on the right, but its the left who has lost their moral compass. Class warfare is the stand-in. And you don’t have to look far for the proof; it’s all around. It is quite a contrast to the “moral means” toward “a moral end”.
Plus the Left today wants very much to inflict damage politically, spiritually and morally on its opponents, IMO. They see it as their purpose; its part of their view of social justice. No it isn’t amazing that we get those results considering what drives or motivates them and what they espouse, such as subjective truth, relative morality, ends justify the means. That is not the same as King had in mind. Winning is the only goal at any cost. If it doesn’t sound angry then it doesn’t sell to their masses. Sure it is sprinkled with words like fairness or justice but there is no mistaking that hurtful spite, open disdain, and blind bigotry aimed at whoever stands in their way — using whatever means, power and government they can toward their ends.
Then you have the economic battles of class warfare designed to deliver redistribution. So it is not the individual they celebrate, its the collective group or demographic that matters. They talk more about the group than the individual. When they talk about their central focus, elections, it’s the Hispanic vote, the black vote, or the fat cats on Wall Street.
I sort of chuckle how they got so irritated by a notion that businesses are people, or that pacs have a freedom of speech. (which they want to regulate as much as they can) They’re furious at the thought of wealthy people excersising their freedom of speech, or gasp that they combine in doing so. That’s a bad thing. But on the the left, they are all about the group and so is their politics. If you aren’t in a group you are invisible to them. It is not based on the individuals. Its the Hispanics or Latinos, the African-Americans, the LGBT’s, the government employees, the private sector unions, AFLCIO, Teamsters, Federation of Teachers, SEIU, the TSA employees, women like NARAl, planned parenthoods, single mothers, college students, and environmentalists, or the middle class, the 99%-ers and 1%-ers. Take a number after those.
And they pander to every group or demographic as such, replacing the individual concerns with that of the group. And they play politics the same way, using them to win and keep power. It’s funny when it comes to organized radical Islamists, they want to dismiss the importance of the group factor, and make every effort to paint them as individuals. If it is Christians, they lump them all into a group with labels to their liking. No label can be gentle enough or non-offensive enough for radical Islamists. They go to lengths to make them individuals. Save the harsh labels and group criticism for Christians. What would King think of their ultimate group dynamics?