If you thought the race-bating demagoguery exploiting Katrina in a recently uncovered Obama speech was bad, check out what he had to say about nonviolence at this 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial service:
Transcript excerpted from Patterico:
The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless. … I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want. … When a company town sees its plant closing because some distant executives made some decision despite the wage concessions, despite the tax breaks, and they see their entire economy collapsing, they feel violence…
MLK opposed violence. Not so Obama, if this speech is any indication. The “powerful” (whites in this context) have been inflicting violence on the “powerless” (blacks) by engaging in capitalism. Therefore the philosophy of nonviolence does not make sense.
There really is nothing so shamefully irresponsible that Obama won’t say it to whip up blacks to hate the white man, so long as he thinks the white man isn’t listening.
On tips from Artfldgr, J, AC, and Shawn R.