Friday, 28 October 2011

A Monument to Bad Faith

Zaller’s connecting the greediness of King’s heirs with the sad but possibly temporary triumph of the American cashocracy is exemplary. But we are all de facto heirs of King’s priceless idealism, a heritage we can affirm every day by emulating him.

Did you know that the famous wit Dorothy Parker (”Men don’t make passes/ At girls who wear glasses”) was arrested and fined for rioting against the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti? And that she left her modest $20,000 “fortune” to Martin Luther King, and her future royalties to the NAACP?

My point is that every one of us can “vote” daily to our allegiance for King’s egalitarianism.

Patrick D. Hazard
Weimar, Germany

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