meninlove said kiwi, this is an important day and federal holiday for our US friends and family. Please don't shit on it. They don't shit on your country's important days.
So uncomfortable truths shouldn't be brought up because of some blind ideological deference...?
It's an important day and holiday, and it's been around for a lot longer than you've existed. Show a little respect and save the bashing til tomorrow.
Why? Did Kiwilifter bash MLK? No, the fact that you see it as such is a reflection of your own idiocy.
The fact it is highly unlikely that MLK would have agreed with the unmanned drone attacks that have killed countless civilians makes it a perfectly good issue to discuss on this day.
Show a little intelligence and get your head out of your ass.
I don't agree with drone attacks, but this thread is about the memory of Dr. King and not the faults of our current government.
If a white president were issuing drone strikes no one would comment about it on an MLK thread.
Did people assume Bush would be a carbon copy of John Lennon? No. They would see Lennon and Bush as two separate individuals with almost nothing in common. They can't seem to see through their own racism and realize that they're creating a double standard.
Note: Obama should be compared to other presidents, and he's leaps and bounds better than Bush, in terms of intelligence, compassion, equality, leadership, and the list goes on ... Bush crashed the economy with his war mongering and pandering to the wealthy, all while scapegoating gays. So, I guess if we're to compare Obama to MLK we might as well compare Bush to Hitler.