The MLK model won’t lead to socialism in the context of secular humanist radicalism…//’Our Job Is to Pick Up the Baton,’ Says Poor People’s Campaign on MLK Day

A movement led by Christian preachers advocating Gandhian tactics is not going to work. No platform beyond vague sermons about moral renewal is viable, a point fair clear to the earlier era of radical movements. Quite apart from anything else most radicals are secular humanists. No other option is really viable.

Update: we will insert a previous post from today:
Can Gandhiam strategies ever made headway against covert domination?…// A True and Visionary Radical, Martin Luther King Jr. Was No Moderate 
Despite the great legacy of MLK the fact remains that his success (partial) using non-violent methods will not work for socialism. And his grim assassination is a reminder that as you move from a specialized activist movement viz. the Civil Movement to a universal fieldof socialism a new analysis is needed. You are not going to challenge the domination of covert agencies and the crypto-fascist state with peaceful pleading. MLK never really addressed the issue of socialism directly and to say that he was more than a moderate is correct but not enough. He never really made any explicit reference to socialism that I am aware of in the context of an actual program to reach postcapitalism.

In his absorbing profile of the writer Alex Haley (author of “Roots” and “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”) in the New York Times Book Review a year ago, Michael Patrick Hear…

Source:  A True and Visionary Radical, Martin Luther King Jr. Was No Moderate  – 1848+: The End(s) of History

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To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, leaders of a modern iteration of the slain civil rights champion’s final campaign called on U.S. politicians from both sides of the aisle—many of whose policies and actions King condemned as the “evil triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism”—to ste

Source: ‘Our Job Is to Pick Up the Baton,’ Says Poor People’s Campaign on MLK Day

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