Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 22, 2013, 6:35 a.m. EST by therising
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FOUR RELATED ITEMS
Item 1: Cornel West explains here why he was upset that President Obama chose to be sworn in for second term on MLK Jr.'s bible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96d_CzrfxsM This is a very powerful and moving statement and gets to the heart of King's legacy and Obama's's failure to represent the 99%. Cornel West channels King here. It's almost like King is scolding Obama.
The statement by West at the link above gets right to the heart of Occupy. This is not about politics. This is about being human and representing the PEOPLE first instead of putting corporate priorities first.
Item 2: Check out this news story from the Onion: "Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover" http://onion.com/11MpnI7
Item 3: Why the assassination of MLK, Jr. matters to every Occupy supporter and participant right here right now: http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-the-assassination-of-martin-luther-king-jr-mat/ ---
WARNING - you won't feel the same about those who have temporarily hijacked our republic after you read the information about what really happened and why King was such a threat to the establishment.
Item 4: Chris Hedges quote:
"It is only those who can retreat into the imagination, and through their imagination can minister to the suffering of those around them, who uncover the physical and psychological strength to resist."