The American Crisis

America hasn’t learned a thing. The “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism” that Martin Luther King Jr. railed so passionately against have yet to be conquered. In fact, the evils of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism have got us in a death grip. America is still waging endless wars abroad, prioritizing profit margins over principle, and adopting institutionalized racist policies that result in a disproportionate number of people of color being stopped, searched, raided, arrested, thrown in jail, and shot and killed by government agents. Fifty years later, we are repeating the mistakes of 1968.

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Show Notes

“Statement on Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

“What you need to know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.,” ABC News

“‘Glee, Satisfaction and Weeping’: How America Reacted When Martin Luther King Died,” The New York Times

“Most Americans Didn’t Approve of Martin Luther King Jr. Before His Death, Polls Show,” Newsweek

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

“18 Examples Of Racism In The Criminal Legal System,” Huffington Post

“Is America Repeating the Mistakes of 1968?” The Atlantic

“The Culture of Nastiness,” The New York Times

“How to Stop the Bullies,” The Atlantic

“Public & Private; The Politics of Meanness,” The New York Times

“The Road to Pathocracy,The American Thinker

“You’re as Evil as Your Social Network—What the Prison Experiment Got Wrong,” Motherboard

Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany (Oxford University Press, 2001)

“How’s That? Twitter and the Fake M.L.K. Quote,” New Yorker

“Inaugural Address,” The American Presidency Project

“Beyond Vietnam,” The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

“I Have a Dream,” The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

America Hasn’t Learned a Thing: Racism, Materialism and Militarism Still Reign Supreme”

Battlefield America: The War on the American People

Rutherford Institute

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Comments

  1. In a society were wisdom has been relegated to the graveyard, and truth has been replaced with perversion, your word triggers a spark of hope in an ocean of dead minds. Thank you!

  2. William Field says:

    How true! Cheers JW! PS The corrupt mainstream Media controls the minds of the people…prosecute false & misleading Journalism I say!

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