MLK: Martin Luther King JR Thread: The man. The Legacy.

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  1. Golgo-13 The Return of the O.G

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    I think this is a fitting thread seeing as how we're on the eve of his day.....

    MLK shouldn't be hauled as just an AA leader, as, correct me if i'm wrong, all minorities benefit from the ripple effect of the civil rights movement.
     
  2. comicgirl Goddess in Residence

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    Absolutely.........Gandhi's not just an Indian leader
     
  3. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Once a year we celebrate
    Washington and Lincoln on their birth dates
    And now a third name is added to the list
    A man of peace, (Drum Major for Justice)
    Now, now, now every January on the third Monday
    We pay homage to the man who paved the way
    For freedom, justice and equality
    To make the world a better place for you and me
    It's a holiday, it's a gathering
    For the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King

    Dr. King tried to love somebody
    (Do you wanna love somebody)
    For his sake put your hate away, take a day
    (Take a day to love somebody)
    Don't play on the Holiday, work to find a better way
    (Everybody love somebody now)

    Oh, everybody sing
    For Martin Luther King
    Oh, let freedom ring (That's right)
    For Martin Luther King, now sing

    Holiday! Holiday!
    King Holiday!
    Not a day just for some
    It's a day for everyone

    He had a dream now it's up to you
    He had a dream now it's up to you
    To see it through, to make it come true
    Now do it

    Who do we thank for teaching us
    That we all have the strength to love
    Mmm, we thank the Prince of Non-Violence
    For showing us the way

    How do we show the children of today
    How to live together as one
    Oh...we'll sing of a King
    And his words will light all of our tomorrows

    Dr. King tried to love somebody
    (Do you wanna love somebody)
    For his sake put your hate away, take a day
    (Take a day to love somebody)
    Don't play on the Holiday, work to find a better way
    (Everybody love somebody now)

    Oh, everybody sing (Come on)
    For Martin Luther King (Ah, yeah)
    Oh, let freedom ring (That's right)
    For Martin Luther King, now sing

    Holiday! Holiday!
    King Holiday!
    Not a day just for some
    It's a day for everyone

    He had a dream now it's up to you
    Because you gotta see it through, and make it come true

    Holiday! Holiday! (Mmm)
    King Holiday!
    Not a day just for some
    It's a day for everyone

    He had a dream now it's up to you
    He had a dream now it's up to you
    To see it through, to make it come true
    Now do it

    Listen children of today
    Don't think love has gone away
    It's in your hearts and minds
    (How long) Not long

    New day will shine
    If we just take the chance
    [His love will glow]
    Open up the windows

    Let the hero shine
    Every day in your life
    Yours and mine
    Everybody shine, whoa...
    Let it shine, let it shine, woo...whoa...oh...

    For the future generation, Dr. King's medication
    For successful operation is peace for every nation

    Sing! Celebrate!
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
    For a King Celebrate!
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

    Sing! Celebrate!
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
    For a King Celebrate!
    Everybody in the place

    Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate, Celebrate for a King)
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate! {What are you waitin' for}
    For a King Celebrate! (Celebrate every single day, whoa...)
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

    Sing! Celebrate!
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
    For a King Celebrate!
    Everybody in the place

    Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate!) [Celebrate!]
    For a King (For a King) Celebrate! (Celebrate!)
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

    Sing! Celebrate!
    For a King Celebrate!
    Everybody in the place, come on

    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
    [Celebrate!] (Come on, come on, let's all Celebrate!)
    For a King Celebrate! (Everybody come on, let's Celebrate!)
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

    Sing! Celebrate!
    For a King Celebrate!
    Everybody in the place

    Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate!) [Celebrate!] (Celebrate!)
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate! {What are you waitin' for}
    For a King Celebrate! {Let it shine, whoa, whoa}
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

    Sing! Celebrate!
    Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
    For a King Celebrate!
    Everybody in the place

    Sing! Sing!
    (Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
    (Celebrate!)
    Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...

    (Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
    (Celebrate!)
    Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...

    (Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
     
  4. Golgo-13 The Return of the O.G

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    Wow, the 'BEER Thread' is on page 3, and this thread is on..post 3.

    :dry:
     
  5. Matrixo Registered

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    MLK wasn't great...






    Doesn't even sound right.
     
  6. BatMatt Registered

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    well he was an adulterer
     
  7. Gilpesh Registered

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    Not to call you out but...


    Gandhi was a huge racist. So he probably would have hated MLK Jr.
     
  8. kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    I beg to differ. I love MILK!:hoboj:
     
  9. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    You know it doesn't make much sense
    There ought to be a law against
    Anyone who takes offense
    At a day in your celebration
    Cause we all know in our minds
    That there ought to be a time
    That we can set aside
    To show just how much we love you
    And I'm sure you would agree
    It couldn't fit more perfectly
    Than to have a world party on the day you came to be

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday

    I just never understood
    How a man who died for good
    Could not have a day that would
    Be set aside for his recognition
    Because it should never be
    Just because some cannot see
    The dream as clear as he
    that they should make it become an illusion
    And we all know everything
    That he stood for time will bring
    For in peace our hearts will sing
    Thanks to Martin Luther King

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday

    Why has there never been a holiday
    Where peace is celebrated
    all throughout the world

    The time is overdue
    For people like me and you
    Who know the way to truth
    Is love and unity to all God's children
    It should never be a great event
    And the whole day should be spent
    In full remembrance
    Of those who lived and died for the oneness of all people
    So let us all begin
    We know that love can win
    Let it out don't hold it in
    Sing it loud as you can

    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday to you
    Happy birthday
    Happy birthday
    Happy birthday
    Happy birthday
    Ooh yeah
    Happy birthday...

    We know the key to unify all people
    Is in the dream that you had so long ago
    That lives in all of the hearts of people
    That believe in unity
    We'll make the dream become a reality
    I know we will
    Because our hearts tell us so
     
  10. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Yeah, it's sad. :csad:
     
  11. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    The only responses I expect this thread to get is from people making ironic jokes about the man and complaints about "reverse racism". I already plan on attending a service tomorrow, so I know where I stand.


    On topic, I was listening to the radio earlier and they're advertising a special at a club tonight, and the announcer is like, "It's MLK weekend ya'll , and that means ladies get in for free, $1 drafts all night, and we gonna party our asses off!!"

    :dry: Ok.....

    [YT]wXs8kyzjw9U[/YT]
     
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    Happy Birthday.


    Our custodian got the day off, instead of the entire staff. You see, the custodian is African-American, and the remainder of the staff is, for lack of genealogy, white.


    So are we celebrating "equality" day, or are we just perpetuating?


    Happy Birthday?
     
  14. GoldenAgeHero Registered

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    happy Birthday!


    and I agree with golgo, every minority benefits from what MLK laid his life for.
     
  15. The Senator Registered

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    Dr. King was an excellent man, flaws aside.

    Pointing out he was an adulterer doesn't have anything to do with the fact that his crusade for civil rights helped millions of Americans who had been oppressed for centuries. He and countless others helped end what the Civil War and Reconstruction failed to do. While racism still exists, and unfortunately it always will, our country has become a better place because of his and countless others' actions.
     
  16. MaskedManJRK Registered

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    That was probably one of the best episodes of the Boondocks.

    "Black Entertainment Television...is the WORST thing I have ever seen in my life!"
     
  17. Catman Registered

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    As an Hispanic I agree with you. If someone were to make a thread about important Latin person I'd expect to read similar comments.

    That's awesome. :o
     
  18. Venomfan Registered

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    one of my heroes, though i don't know much about him, just the speech and his death really, and what a beautiful speach

    it's so sad he died, but heres something i've been thinking about, would the civil rights movement have gotten this far this quickly if he hadn't been killed?

    anyway 2 great U2 songs about him
    MLK
    [YT]MgZYlTpRoRc[/YT]

    Pride(in the name of love) and this version happens to have MLK at the beginning to top it all off
    [YT]9gUfMa6sh3o[/YT]
     
  19. MaskedManJRK Registered

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    Yeah, if you're looking to be inspired by someone with no flaws whatsoever...well, you know that old saying about wishing and one hand and s**ting in the other? :o
     
  20. Venomfan Registered

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    Jesus:woot:
     
  21. TNC9852002 Banned User

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    lol. There's a girl at work, who's a niece of MLK's. She didn't even know that tomorrow was MLK day.. :p

    -TNC
     
  22. bullets bang bang

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    MLK day isn't Mlk day anymore . It's just another day off for the bank . .
     
  23. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    Please tell me you're joking, because if that really did happen...it'd be a goddamn shame.
     
  24. Joker Registered

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    I think Sarah Silverman said it best...

    Dear Martin Luther King Jr.,

    I had a f**king dream too. And in that dream, I'm in my living room. Well, it's not my living room, but it's playing my living room, right? And I get up, and go outside, and I start to jump into a swiming pool. And just as I jump, a shark comes out, and he's wearing sunglasses. So, maybe you're not so f**king special then, are you?
     
  25. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    He made strides while he was alive, but I think he made quite a large impact as a martyr. So no, I don't think the movement would've gotten quite as far if he hadn't been killed. But had he lived, he would never have stopped trying. I assume.
     

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