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Forum Post: Remember Martin

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 16, 2012, 4:36 p.m. EST by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA
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Some in the OWS movement, people intent in securing justice, have in fact become the perpetrators of injustice through their use of derogatory, hateful, and violent speech directed at people who deny them justice..

Spitting, urinating, and defecating foul words out of your mouth puts you in the very position of oppressor that you so detest! These acts take no courage at all. In fact they are the acts of cowards.

How can you win over people to a just cause if you are not just? You say you want to be treated like a human being, but you deny them that same right!

Looking back at the civil rights movement of the 50's and 60's, what was their example. They attacked the injustice of segregation, without inflicting verbal or physical violence. Their dignified conduct clearly showed the purity of their cause and the foulness of the opposition.

Their weapons were protest, boycott, and civil disobedience, but also included was respect for the basic humanity of those that opposed them. These soldiers are the most courageous, depending on love instead of hate.

As we celebrate the life of a great man, Martin Luther King, let his fight for justice be the standard that we set for ourselves!



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