Forum Post: This Movement Needs A Martin Luther King or A Theodore Roosevelt.......How Will You Find Him?
Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 30, 2011, 4:04 p.m. EST by puff6962
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Great leaders are not chosen, they are bred by impossible circumstances. Lincoln, Churchill, and Martin Luther King were only minor players until their times thrust them into prominence and greatness.
I have written on this subject peripherally, but the Occupy movement needs to begin filtering it's ideas and developing it's talent. Leaders must be vetted and chosen. Ideas must be refined and focused. Most of all, your tools of change must be those that exist in reality.
I cannot stress this enough. Populist and progressive movements ALWAYS fail because they refuse to unite behind a core set of ideas or work towards a shared set of objectives.
Decide on your issues, find your Martin Luther King...or your Theodore Roosevelt.....and work towards meaningful change.
The world needs for you to be successful. If you are squashed, no other movement will spring up for a decade.
If you want inspiration, read TR's "The New Nationalism" speech:
as well as MLK's speech on poverty: