What this alleged professional writer does not understand is sarcasm doesnt work in text. It has no tone or facial expression to go along with it.

shortylickens

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But I decided to go back to the article and read it fully, so eventually it works.



When you’re right, you’re right. And you are definitely right about that quote from Martin Luther King.

When he stood at the temple of Lincoln in 1963 and declared his dream “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he surely spoke a word for the ages. Your fondness for that word has not gone unnoticed. How could it? You invoke that line all the time – all ... the ... time – to show that King, had he not been murdered by a white supremacist in 1968, would have stood in solidarity with your social and political agenda.


Most recently, you’ve used it in opposing the teaching of critical race theory. You use it so much that a body might think you couldn’t name another King quote if the survival of the human species depended on it.

Well, did you know Martin Luther King said other things? It’s true! In a spirit of public service and in celebration of his birthday, here are a few of them. You’ll be happy to know that they support your right-wing agenda exactly as much as your favorite quote does.

For instance, use this one to show that King would have shared your love of capitalism:

“Something is wrong with capitalism. Maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism. We must develop programs that will drive the nation to the realization of the need for a guaranteed annual income.”

And like you, he surely would’ve condemned reparations and affirmative action:

“A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for him, in order to equip him to compete on a just and equal basis.”

Certainly he didn’t believe there was any such thing as white privilege:

“Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a ... mass effort to re-educate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn.”

And he likely would have opposed ending the filibuster:

“I think the tragedy is that we have a Congress with a Senate that has a minority of misguided senators who will use the filibuster to keep the majority of people from even voting.”

Surely, King would have sided with the makers over the takers:

“This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.”

And he would’ve shared your contempt for Black Lives Matter:

“I had seen police brutality with my own eyes and watched Negroes receive the most tragic injustice in the court. All of these things had done something to my growing personality.”

Try this quote to prove that King, like you, thought there was no such thing as systemic racism:

“For the good of America, it is necessary to refute the idea that the dominant ideology in our country even today is freedom and equality while racism is just an occasional departure from the norm on the part of a few bigoted extremists.”

And if all that seems a lot to remember, well, it’s summed up in something he said on the last night of his life. He was a tired and frustrated man by then after 13 years of marches, speeches and death threats, struggling with a nation that refused to venerate its own lofty ideals. And he told an audience in Memphis:

“All we say to America is: be true to what you said on paper.”
 

ivwshane

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It’s actually really amazing the amount of progress we’ve lost in the last twenty years. This nation has never been perfect but it was the pursuit of perfection that made it great, the ability to recognize its wrongs and make corrections. At some point it stopped being about trying to be better and just saying we are better, as if saying it and believing it would make it true. I’m guessing that it was from that point that we also transitioned from a fact and science based reality to one created from feels. I don’t know how we get back to the old us, I thought it was generational and would fix itself but that don’t appear to be the case.

We could really use another MLK right now.
 

hal2kilo

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It’s actually really amazing the amount of progress we’ve lost in the last twenty years. This nation has never been perfect but it was the pursuit of perfection that made it great, the ability to recognize its wrongs and make corrections. At some point it stopped being about trying to be better and just saying we are better, as if saying it and believing it would make it true. I’m guessing that it was from that point that we also transitioned from a fact and science based reality to one created from feels. I don’t know how we get back to the old us, I thought it was generational and would fix itself but that don’t appear to be the case.

We could really use another MLK right now.
Black president was a reality check.
 

HomerJS

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It’s actually really amazing the amount of progress we’ve lost in the last twenty years. This nation has never been perfect but it was the pursuit of perfection that made it great, the ability to recognize its wrongs and make corrections. At some point it stopped being about trying to be better and just saying we are better, as if saying it and believing it would make it true. I’m guessing that it was from that point that we also transitioned from a fact and science based reality to one created from feels. I don’t know how we get back to the old us, I thought it was generational and would fix itself but that don’t appear to be the case.

We could really use another MLK right now.
The current crop pf Republicans would all vote NO on the very thing MLK advocated for, the 65 Voting Rights Act. All those Republicans can go to hell.
 
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ivwshane

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The current crop pf Republicans would all vote NO on the very thing MLK advocated for, the 65 Voting Rights Act. All those Republicans can go to hell.
He advocated for a lot more than that but republicans would still vote against all of it anyway. They’ll happily quote him every mlk day and give him praise though.
 
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Fenixgoon

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He advocated for a lot more than that but republicans would still vote against all of it anyway. They’ll happily quote him every mlk day and give him praise though.
Mitch McConnell apparently got hammered on twitter for doing just that. not that it will change his course of action at all though
 

Hans Gruber

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It’s actually really amazing the amount of progress we’ve lost in the last twenty years. This nation has never been perfect but it was the pursuit of perfection that made it great, the ability to recognize its wrongs and make corrections. At some point it stopped being about trying to be better and just saying we are better, as if saying it and believing it would make it true. I’m guessing that it was from that point that we also transitioned from a fact and science based reality to one created from feels. I don’t know how we get back to the old us, I thought it was generational and would fix itself but that don’t appear to be the case.

We could really use another MLK right now.
Here are some quotes from the past that you may wish to harken back to. Mark Twain had some opinions on government and politicians.

What did Mark Twain say about democracy?

"An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination." Mark Twain: "In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice.

What did he think about members of congress? This is my favorite Mark Twain quote.

“There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” “All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.
 

Meghan54

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hey shit for brains. the entire article is sarcastic.
and as I said in my OP, which you clearly did not read due to laziness and stupidity, sarcasm is hard to do with just text.

Why dont you go spread lies on Fox News? not only will more people believe you but you'll also get paid.
and if you're real lucky, you get russian whores to piss on you.
Wait...I thought you couldn't write sarcastically? That's what you spewed like jizz.
 

feralkid

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hey shit for brains. the entire article is sarcastic.
and as I said in my OP, which you clearly did not read due to laziness and stupidity, sarcasm is hard to do with just text.

Why dont you go spread lies on Fox News? not only will more people believe you but you'll also get paid.
and if you're real lucky, you get russian whores to piss on you.

JFC shorty, you really do go off at the slightest criticism.

Not a good look for anyone.
 

hal2kilo

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Feb 24, 2009
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hey shit for brains. the entire article is sarcastic.
and as I said in my OP, which you clearly did not read due to laziness and stupidity, sarcasm is hard to do with just text.

Why dont you go spread lies on Fox News? not only will more people believe you but you'll also get paid.
and if you're real lucky, you get russian whores to piss on you.
Touchy.
 

Moonbeam

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JFC shorty, you really do go off at the slightest criticism.

Not a good look for anyone.
Depends what you feel about it. I was taught never to get angry or spew vitriol at other people. I was told to behave or get called a bad person. Now I curse life itself. So when I see shorty do that it makes me smile and sad at the sane time. I know he has to present as a tough guy because he has been hurt. The tough guy is funny but knowing that hurt behind it makes me sad. He was also told he’s a bad person. That makes one mad because it hurts.
 

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