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Radicalizing Dr. King: Obama's presidency has nothing to do with the legacy of King


Eternity Group - At the Real News Network, Paul Jay speaks with Anthony Monterio about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..  Monteiro and Jay speak about King's "radicalization," which includes Kings' thoughs on the "capitalistic economy.  A quote from Dr. King presented in the video discussion reads: 
One day we must ask the question, "Why are there forty million poor people in America?" And when you begin to ask that question, you're raising a question about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.

And I'm simply saying that more and more, we've got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life's market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, "Who owns the oil?" You begin to ask the question, "Who owns the iron ore?" You begin to ask the question, "Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that's two-thirds water?" These are words that must be said.  Explore more at the Real News Network here.

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