Sunday, January 15, 2017

Why Martin Luther King would have supported Bernie Sanders: four facts

On Twitter, I said,
From Martin Luther King's writing, it's clear he wouldn't have supported the same candidate that Lewis did.
When someone objected, I explained why: seem to be forgetting that King was also a democratic socialist whose focus was on poverty.

His Dream speech was given at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

He was killed while he was planning the Poor People's Campaign.

Supporting Basic Income, he said he would focus on poverty that "affects white and Negro alike."
“Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all of God’s children." —Martin Luther King

ETA: King supported this:

ETA: What the “Santa Clausification” of Martin Luther King Jr. Leaves Out