By Carl Herman. Cross posted from Washington’s Blog.
Lambert here. Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, making this anniversary post a little stale. However, “Silence is betrayal… speak as one who loves America” might be a good candidate for Naked Capitalism’s motto, were it ever to have one. And the noble purposes and courageous, collective actions of the movements in which Dr. King participated should inspire us today, especially on this holiday weekend.
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A year before the US government assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, he asked Americans to end their silence over an unlawful, treaty-violating, and lie-started war killing millions.
You face similar circumstances today: a criminal war based on lies and in Orwellian treaty violation, and a chance to support our Occupy movement.
Your unique, powerful, and beautiful self-expression is breaking the relative silence that concealed US War Crimes. Your rejection of silence is breaking Orwellian lies of corporate media. Your support of Occupy will end economic and War Crimes, redirecting trillions for public benefit.
Your demonstrating love of American ideals is building the brighter future we’re all here to realize.