All Further Articles for 2013-01-21

Monday, January 21, 2013
Don't Use His Fire: Why Cornel West Is Upset Obama Was Sworn In On Martin Luther King's Bible
An impassioned Cornel West objects to Obama's use of MLK's Bible as "a moment of political calculation" without also acknowledging "the challenge (King) presents to all those in power, no matter what color." Citing our ongoing wars and drones, West insists the tradition that gave birth to the fiercely anti-war King must not be "sanitized, deodorized, sterilized."
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Not To Injure or Destroy
Citing "the genius and the elegance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s work," civil rights icon and Rep. John Lewis handed Rush Limbaugh's head to him on a plate after the right-wing blowhard touted the righteous use of firepower by suggesting that if Lewis and other civil rights activists had had guns in the 1960s, they wouldn't have "needed Selma." The ever-smooth Lewis suggested he was "glad to address this inaccuracy." "Our goal (was) not to injure or destroy but to build a sense of community... "African Americans could have chosen to arm themselves, but we made a conscious decision not to. We were convinced that peace could not be achieved through violence."
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