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Old 11-20-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: USA
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Absolutely. MLK was absolutely vilified by the mainstream when he was alive, which is why I can't stand certain people invoking him to somehow chastise folks who are protesting today.
I don't remember it being like that at all. Also, my family had nothing but respect for MLK, as he preached PEACEFUL protest unlike, BLM/Antifa who want to hurt people, and destroy things.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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I don't remember it being like that at all. Also, my family had nothing but respect for MLK, as he preached PEACEFUL protest unlike, BLM/Antifa who want to hurt people, and destroy things.
It was very much like that and history attests to that. The criticism he received is no different than the criticism of BLM today.

What do you think of the peaceful NFL protests?

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Old 11-20-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I don't remember it being like that at all. Also, my family had nothing but respect for MLK, as he preached PEACEFUL protest unlike, BLM/Antifa who want to hurt people, and destroy things.
MLK was much more "radical" than Colin Kaepernick. If Kaepernick makes your blood boil, then MLK would have caused your head to explode.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:53 PM
 
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There's also the fact that you could have been one of the 2,709,918 men who served in Vietnam.
Brings to mind the military draft.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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I don't remember it being like that at all. Also, my family had nothing but respect for MLK, as he preached PEACEFUL protest unlike, BLM/Antifa who want to hurt people, and destroy things.
He was murdered. Remember? Why do you suppose that happened?
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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1946 to 1963 were best. Things went downhill after JFK was assassinated.

1970s was crazy overall from what I hear. 1980s and 90s were slightly better but we had the seeds for the income inequality and flat wages we suffer from today l implemented then.

2000s were crap.

Crime rates were low in the fifties and rose in the 1960s and peaked in the 80s. Crime has been dropping since the 1990s.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:13 PM
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Definitely prefer the last century over the last 17 years:

1) There were less distractions surrounding us, less ways to fritter away valuable time
2) People spent more time together
3) People communicated with one another more directly, with less isolation
4) Presidents were more presidential, politicians were more accountable, and they even worked together sometimes(!)
5) Less extremism, less fascism, less us vs. them nonsense
6) People were generally more relaxed, peaceful, and happy
Yes, yes and yes.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I think the best thing of the 21st century so far, has been the internet, and other technological advances. However, the addiction to social media and smart phones is an issue. I also wish we could bring back the way that kids actually played outside. Even in the early 2000s we still played outside, we rode our bikes everywhere, played soccer on the street without a care. Now everyone's so paranoid, kids are kept indoors constantly on phones, computers or video game. I remember Halloween as a kid the streets being flooded with children in costumes, now there's hardly a soul especially past 8.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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I think the best thing of the 21st century so far, has been the internet, and other technological advances. However, the addiction to social media and smart phones is an issue. I also wish we could bring back the way that kids actually played outside. Even in the early 2000s we still played outside, we rode our bikes everywhere, played soccer on the street without a care. Now everyone's so paranoid, kids are kept indoors constantly on phones, computers or video game. I remember Halloween as a kid the streets being flooded with children in costumes, now there's hardly a soul especially past 8.
The internet was actually a 20th century invention and lots of people had access to it by the mid-80s.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: SF, CA
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Absolutely. MLK was absolutely vilified by the mainstream when he was alive, which is why I can't stand certain people invoking him to somehow chastise folks who are protesting today.
Especially when he spoke out against the Vietnam war... I remember (though I don't still have a copy) a Time magazine editorial which said, in essence, "well, MLK, you touched the nation's conscience about racism, but you're out of line to challenge its foreign policy." In other words, "mind your place."
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