Got any questions? Go find Rep. Allen West, he’s an expert on all sorts of stuff. Fallacies, fantasies, fairy dust . . my goodness, what a Maestro Buffoon.
West counters Obama: MLK would not have backed Wall Street protests
By Alicia M. Cohn | The Hill
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) rejected President Obama’s comparison between Martin Luther King Jr. and what he called the “Occupy Wall Street gangs.”
“Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters,” West said, noting that he was born and raised in King’s neighborhood. “First of all, Martin Luther King, Jr. had a focus, a message. He was divinely inspired. I don’t know what the inspiration is for these individuals.”
Allen sees no connection between the struggles for civil rights and social justice. He should.
“I think the hypocrisy of this movement is somewhat laughable,” he said. “[Unemployment] has nothing to do with Wall Street. It has everything to do with the failed policies coming out of the Obama administration.”
Heavens, the nerve of these Obamabots. First, they slash jobs by the millions. Next, they protest their own unemployment.
West does not understand, uhh, many things. But what of his MLK assessment? Let’s see if Allen’s right. King talked plenty about social justice, but what specifically did he say?
1.) “Timid supplication for justice will not solve the problem. We have got to confront the power structure massively.”
2.) “I’m not talking about communism. Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social. And the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism, but in a higher synthesis.”
Communo-capitalism? West would grenade the smell of it.
3.) “The well-off and the secure have too often become indifferent and oblivious to the poverty and deprivation in their midst. The poor in our countries have been shut out of our minds, and driven from the mainstream of our societies, because we have allowed them to become invisible. … In the final analysis, the rich must not ignore the poor because both rich and poor are tied in a single garment of destiny. All life is interrelated, and all men are interdependent.”
Allen loses. He could use a decent college education. What about this?
“The young people of the Occupy movement all over this country and throughout the world are seeking justice,” Martin Luther King, III, son of Martin Luther King, Jr., said.
That was last weekend.
“We have bailed out the auto industry, and we should have. We bailed out Wall Street. Now it’s time to bail out working Americans” . .
“I believe that if my father was alive, he would be right here with all of us involved in this demonstration today.”
I defer to the speaker. West could use a newspaper subscription, too.