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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    They would both be wrong. As to why his political views are relevant, they defined far more than a mere "side" that he was on. They defined the basis for another liberation struggle that he envisioned becoming of equivalent importance to the civil rights struggle, if not greater importance.

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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    They would both be wrong. As to why his political views are relevant, they defined far more than a mere "side" that he was on. They defined the basis for another liberation struggle that he envisioned becoming of equivalent importance to the civil rights struggle, if not greater importance.
    They weren't all Dem or all Rep values is what I am trying to say. I think they were a little of both added in there with values that weren't Dem and Rep values.

    Looking at history I don't think people could have labeled him accurately of any political ideology, because the man was a man of ideas and not sides.

    If anything history should have taught us about the man is that there aren't just certain sides, they are grey areas of all sides involved in a person.
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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    They weren't all Dem or all Rep values is what I am trying to say. I think they were a little of both added in there with values that weren't Dem and Rep values.

    Looking at history I don't think people could have labeled him accurately of any political ideology, because the man was a man of ideas and not sides.

    If anything history should have taught us about the man is that there aren't just certain sides, they are grey areas of all sides involved in a person.
    Not all political ideologies are rigidly partisan, though, and we should avoid attempting to somehow pretend that he supported some form of "common ground" philosophy acceptable to everyone. On the contrary, many of his political views were quite radical even for the 1960's and would remain so today, most notably his obvious anti-capitalism.

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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Not all political ideologies are rigidly partisan, though, and we should avoid attempting to somehow pretend that he supported some form of "common ground" philosophy acceptable to everyone. On the contrary, many of his political views were quite radical even for the 1960's and would remain so today, most notably his obvious anti-capitalism.
    My point being is I don't think it is right to label him a Democrat/Republican or whatever.

    Why those certain Republicans feel the need to label him as one of their own is quite egotistical on their part IMO.

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    Re: Billboard Claiming Martin Luther King Was Republican Angers Black Activists in Ho

    Thanks, but I think we'd prefer to win or lose elections based on principle, rather than advertising. Political parties should not be run like sports teams, where winning is the only goal.
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