Friday, May 29, 2020

Progressive Kansas City Blogger Forgets Most Important Part MLK Riot Quote



A recent missive from MO Rage attempts to offer a perspective on recent rioting with one of his many quote posts . . .

"I contend that the cry of 'black power' is, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard."

--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Still sadly true--and relevant--today."

Only pointing this out because we've seen this mistake quite a bit via social media . . .

THE SECOND PART OF THIS MLK QUOTE & SENTIMENT IS ALWAYS OMITTED BECAUSE IT WARNS AGAINST RIOTING!!!

Here it is . . .

Reverend King tried to explain the cause of rioting to a mostly white audience at Stanford University in 1967 during his "The Other America" speech.

"Let me say as I've always said, and I will always continue to say, that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating," King said.

Further reading . . .

The SunUK: DREAMER Martin Luther King Jr quotes -- What do they mean and how do they relate to the riots in Minneapolis?

You decide . . .

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

They also forgot that he hated homosexuals. MLK,BLM not always what it seems.

Anonymous said...

And he was also a womanizer plus got assassination for protesting economic equality, not civil rights. Government did that too.

Shannon Christian and Christopher Newsome said...

Blacks are self-destructive and self-defeating.

Anonymous said...

He hated queers.
Was pissed that the fags in NYC wanted to hook onto his Civil Rights movement.

Anonymous said...

We get in trouble when we try to impose 21st Century values on 20th Century people. Less than 100 years from now, you all will look like idiots to your descendants.

Anonymous said...

I think MLK was a secret member of that church on Topeka, the we hate fags church.

Anonymous said...

^^^ good church!

Mo Rage said...


Not only is a riot the voice of the unheard but "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime." --Aristotle

Learn nothing much?
Wonder why the people are upset, rioting?
Minneapolis Police Were Sued a Decade Ago in Similar Restraint Case.


"Minneapolis paid out $3 million dollars to settle a lawsuit over the 2010 death of David Smith, 28. The young black man was mentally ill, his attorneys said, and died after officers Tasered him and then held him face-down on the floor for several minutes. One of them kept a knee on his back even after he stopped responding to questions."

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/865341322/minneapolis-police-were-sued-a-decade-ago-in-similar-restraint-case?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2OYMDeXkOf01zW8h54Yurs7KDts7r14vlGDE9gI7lEl6E3Om1z_wO5_tc

And then check out the arresting/murdering officer's history. He's a real beauty.

Mo Rage said...


Malcolm X was right.

Anonymous said...

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Mo Rage said...

MLK went on to say:

"Certain conditions continue to exist in our society, which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice, equality and humanity. And so in a real sense our nation’s summers of riots are caused by our nation’s winters of delay. And as long as America postpones justice, we stand in the position of having these recurrences of violence and riots over and over again. Social justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of riot prevention"