July 6, 2014

Latest PJ Media Column (‘Revisiting ‘Freedom Summer”) Is Up

It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Tuesday morning (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

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  1. Last year I attended what was billed as the Collaborative Leadership Summit in Atlanta and I kept hearing repeated references to finally achieving King’s Beloved Community. Boy was I shocked at what was envisioned.

    Then in looking into that vision I came across what King advisor Bayard Rustin had written. Another shocker. Especially with Obama advisor Harry Boyte pushing the vision as now being realized as well.

    I have written about both since then and came to the same conclusion you did. There was always more of an Economic Justice intention than anyone ever admitted at the time to outsiders.

    Comment by Robin — July 6, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

  2. Robin, thx for your comment.

    I’ve never been clear on whether King really bought into the “economic justice” part. I want to say that he didn’t, at least the parts involving direct “wealth redistribution.” Obviously, he bought into the general idea of the War on Poverty, but that wasn’t supposed to involve “redistributive justice.” It was (supposedly) meant to alleviate poverty and genuine misery.

    Unfortunately, I think the answer to the economic question is right there with the one about whether King would have ultimately remained pro-life (he was at the time of his death, or follower/opportunist Jesse Jackson would haven’t started as being pro-life until betraying the unborn in I believe early 1980s). I want to believe that King wouldn’t have gone with redistribution or reparations, but we’ll just never know.

    Comment by Tom — July 6, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

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