Friday, January 25, 2008

Should Edwards Ignore Martin Luther King III's Encouragement?

Democratic Underground - 8 Reasons to Choose John Edwards as the 2008 Democratic Nominee

"So, I urge you: keep going. Ignore the pundits, who think this is a horserace, not a fight for justice. My dad was a fighter. As a friend and a believer in my father’s words that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, I say to you: keep going. Keep fighting. My father would be proud." - MLKIII to JRE

Martin Luther King the Third wants John Edwards to keep fighting for justice, even if the hollow shells of Media mechanically echo the words of their undemocratic paymasters as they try and erase John from the equation. I hear they are even thinking about creating separate restrooms for John Edwards, he is that much of a pariah to them and their comfortable New York and Chicago penthouses, where they hatch vain empires, and freely spill the blood of Southern men and women, black and white.

Not all black people are poor, but all poor people are the sense that all poor people have felt what it is like to be left out of the debate. And it is a lot like what John Edwards must feel, as he is being treated like a second class citizen, at best, among the largest media outlets in America.

There is nothing wrong with Hillary and Obama, other than not being Carolinians, but they are getting first class treatment and exposure by the media. They are the face of privilege, which, of course, means "private law" -- not sure if that applies, but maybe -- and although they make good promises...we see where John Edwards puts his action. At the places where most help is a good doctor or healer. New Orleans, the rural areas of America, the inner city slums, in towns abandoned by human beings who somehow actually believe they they deserve to have and make thousands and millions of times more than the least among us...who, as it turns out, is just as important as the richest of us, because Spirit nor Nature goes by money. Ah. Too bad!

Those who go by money are putting theirs behind Hillary and Obama, at least among the Democrats. Those who go by phrenology are lined up behind John Edwards, if only to admire the superior shape of his head, which, as it turns out, is brimming over with great and good ideas for creating a future that will be our friend.

So I say to John, do as Martin would have you do, and keep fighting for justice. Remain good and true, and the universe itself will come to your aid. Fight the good fight. And if you do not win, it will not be because you didn't try. You know as well as I that you don't need no stinkin' election in order to do good things. Never stopped you before.

Those who would urge John to quit are no different from those who urged Gore to quit in 2000.