Same opponents as it ever was

Reading around the history of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, it’s interesting to me that, fifty years later, the progressive movement faces the same opponents that it did then: the plutocrats, the bigots, and the war-mongers.

Four years after the march, here’s Dr. King from his “Beyond Vietnam” speech:

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

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