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  1. LouisvilleGator

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    I'll decide who gets latitude and at this stage, I feel much more confident in classifying you as a communist than I would Dr. King.
     
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    I'm not a communist though, so please, I don't want you to fall into the same trap that racist southerners did with Dr. King, calling people communists who are merely sympathetic to racial justice, anti-capitalism and socialistic economic ideas approaching 'communism.' Lets not have history repeat itself by smearing non-communists with that tag.
     
  3. LouisvilleGator

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    Oh, so now King wasn’t a communist after all, huh? Thanks for playing.
     
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    If I qualify as a 'communist' then so does King, so take your pick. ;)
     
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    One has to wonder if you would be able to survive without the ability to conflate two totally separate issues, from two totally different time periods, involving two totally different people.
     
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    So when King said America needs to move away from capitalism towards democratic socialism for economic justice in 1968, he's not a communist. I say that same thing today (a true statement, that's what I think), I am a communist. That's how it is?
     
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    I have no doubt about your friend. As I mentioned in a later comment, my comment was deliberate. It was devil's advocate so to speak. Did so because there are several folks on here who deny that racism exists any longer--including one member who has now commented on my castro post, oddly unaware that he is one of those denialists. This is another part of the problem with discussions centering on race and racism, some want to pretend that we're past it and in some post-racial society. I hope you are not one of them despite your political leanings.
     
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    The south was never going to be on LBJ's side. He needed sympathy outside the south to have the political capital to pass the bill. If 75% of the people in New York and other northeastern and midwest states were against CRA, he wouldn't have had the votes from their congressmen and there wouldn't have been a CRA. King was never going to convince the south that they were wrong by marching, but he knew he could convince the rest of the country and Washington.