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(Vimeo)   In honor of both the upcoming MLK Day and the one year anniversary of the defeat of SOPA, here's King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Fark: Which you wouldn't have been able to see if SOPA had passed   (vimeo.com) divider line 71
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2013-01-18 01:00:54 PM  
SOPA was overkill

Aint no way to pussy foot around the subject.
 
2013-01-18 01:25:22 PM  
So what if that speech might inspire a whole new generation of young people. The King family's gots to get paid!
 
2013-01-18 01:36:02 PM  

cman: SOPA was overkill

Aint no way to pussy foot around the subject.


SOPA just skipped the foreplay - they won't make the same mistake again. It will be back with a different acronym.
 
2013-01-18 01:36:36 PM  
Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.

How nice.
 
2013-01-18 01:36:55 PM  
cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2013-01-18 01:39:03 PM  
What the eff is SOPA...Isn't that a mexican donut you put honey on???
 
2013-01-18 01:39:56 PM  
Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.
We have no more information about it on our mainframe or elsewhere.
 
2013-01-18 01:40:20 PM  
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Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.


a2.twimg.com
 
2013-01-18 01:40:33 PM  
Meanwhile, that link has been removed....
 
2013-01-18 01:41:31 PM  

syberpud: cman: SOPA was overkill

Aint no way to pussy foot around the subject.

SOPA just skipped the foreplay - they won't make the same mistake again. It will be back with a different acronym.


It's already tried to come back and wasn't ACTA the international version? And didn't that one pass?

/supposed to be working, can't research just now
 
2013-01-18 01:41:36 PM  
 
2013-01-18 01:41:39 PM  

ITGreen: Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.
We have no more information about it on our mainframe or elsewhere.


So, did he have a dream or not?!
 
2013-01-18 01:42:28 PM  

syberpud: SOPA just skipped the foreplay - they won't make the same mistake again. It will be back with a different acronym.


You mean CISPA? Or OPEN?
 
2013-01-18 01:42:36 PM  
Well damn subby, I asked for a knife and all you could offer was 10,000 spoons...
 
2013-01-18 01:45:21 PM  
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.


It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "For Whites Only". We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

/"Why should we be afraid of the fire hoses media lawyers? Isn't this the water we were baptized in?"
 
2013-01-18 01:48:18 PM  

ds_4815: Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.

How nice.


YouTube to the rescue:

Link
 
2013-01-18 01:48:36 PM  
Permission Denied
Sorry but you do not have the proper permission to access this area of Vimeo.

:/
 
2013-01-18 01:53:16 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also c ...


Way too long....did not read. Sounds like MLK is not only a street I want to avoid...too much crime...but he was also a long wined blowhard...that liked the white meat,
 
2013-01-18 02:04:50 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: *snipped*


Thank you. I read that while listening to it on YouTube
 
2013-01-18 02:05:51 PM  

crispyone: TheShavingofOccam123: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also c ...

Way too long....did not read. Sounds like MLK is not only a street I want to avoid...too much crime...but he was also a long wined blowhard...that liked the white meat,


Meh 2/10
 
2013-01-18 02:06:21 PM  
Too bad MLK has been reduced to an "I have a dream" soundbite. The man was against the war in Vietnam and poverty. Think that didn't earn him some enemies?
 
2013-01-18 02:07:25 PM  
I liked James Earl Ray's "I have a gun" speech better.
 
2013-01-18 02:08:55 PM  

antidumbass: Too bad MLK has been reduced to an "I have a dream" soundbite. The man was against the war in Vietnam and poverty. Think that didn't earn him some enemies?


I was always against the Nam war and poverty. All my enemies are dead or in prison. Of course, I'm not an outspoken person in a suit rounding up the rabble and rousing the ruckus.
 
2013-01-18 02:11:44 PM  
Isn't that gun appreciation day?
 
2013-01-18 02:12:06 PM  
He sure does have alot of streets.
 
2013-01-18 02:12:57 PM  

Thunderpipes: Isn't that gun appreciation day?


I hate you... but I lol

/sigh @ self
 
2013-01-18 02:13:32 PM  

antidumbass: Too bad MLK has been reduced to an "I have a dream" soundbite. The man was against the war in Vietnam and poverty. Think that didn't earn him some enemies?


He was against poverty? Well, shiat, I used to think he was OK...

In honor of both the upcoming MLK Day and the one year anniversary of the defeat of SOPA, here's King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Fark: Which you wouldn't have been able to see if SOPA had passed

Does this qualify as irony? Judges?
 
2013-01-18 02:14:38 PM  
So do we change the label from HERO to FAIL now?
 
2013-01-18 02:17:10 PM  
thereaganwing.files.wordpress.com
oblig
 
2013-01-18 02:18:30 PM  
splohn: So do we change the label from HERO to FAIL now?

No. We keep that HERO label...BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!1!
 
2013-01-18 02:19:38 PM  
Plagiarist who played important role in winning freedom for millions has life's work copywrited, aggressively defended.

Life is like the Onion.
 
2013-01-18 02:20:51 PM  
Copyright is borked. This man is dead and this speech is an ingrained part of our cultural heritage. It was also performed on federal land. There is no way to justify restricting free and open access to this; it already belongs to everyone and the lawyers can't take it back no matter how hard they try.

It's like someone wants to sully his memory by making money off of it.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-18 02:21:16 PM  
And yet he is still rolling in his grave over afirmative action.... so sad we can honor him and what he believed by getting rid of legal racism
 
2013-01-18 02:25:33 PM  
And yet the 'Six Strike' policy has gone live (or is going live soon) with most major ISPs in the US. SOPA may be dead but our privacy isn't far behind.
 
2013-01-18 02:25:36 PM  

catmandu: ds_4815: Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.

How nice.

YouTube to the rescue:

Link


This is what I'm getting:

i6.photobucket.com
Yeah I'm living in a shiatty Central European country, but maybe one day...
 
2013-01-18 02:28:19 PM  
If SOPA had passed?
It's apparently illegal to broadcast or view this NOW, without any damn SOPA.

/hey MLK's estate holders: you're whores, and may you be raped by old, fat, white KKK members.
 
2013-01-18 02:29:31 PM  
Just want to point out, apropos of nothing, that Dr. King first gave this speech in my hometown of Detroit before giving it again in DC several months later. So....first.
 
2013-01-18 02:31:05 PM  
I know this comes up alot and not sure if it applies in this case cause i dnrtfa but I think there are some posters that get the HERO tag confused with another tag that doesn't exist.  The 'MERICA tag with it's US flag backfield would work out better for most posters use.  Perhaps the HERO tag could get a backfield redesign and have stars with a light blue field a la Congressional Medal of Honor.

/shrug
//guess SHRUG could be a tag too
/// maybe // tag
//// tag
 
2013-01-18 02:32:31 PM  

RoxtarRyan: syberpud: SOPA just skipped the foreplay - they won't make the same mistake again. It will be back with a different acronym.

You mean CISPA? Or OPEN?


It's one re-attempt, but I do not doubt those that tried to get stronger copyright protection are just going to stop one day because a bunch of Internet loving geeks got fired up.

/it was a beautiful moment when people on both the right and left of the spectrum agreed (on a common enemy, but I'll take what I can get).
 
2013-01-18 02:32:36 PM  

neversubmit: Well, they're trying.

House Republicans Meet at a Former Slave Plantation to Practice Talking to Black People


The conference is titled "Successful Communication with Minorities and Women."

How positively progressive of them.

At this rate they'll be having conferences with such titles as "Muslims: Let's Pretend to Trust Them to Garner Their Vote" and "How Not to Talk About our True Feelings on Rape until After the Mid-Terms ."
 
2013-01-18 02:33:41 PM  

traylor: catmandu: ds_4815: Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.

How nice.

YouTube to the rescue:

Link

This is what I'm getting:


Yeah I'm living in a shiatty Central European country, but maybe one day...


IDK, That Jism movie looks promising.
 
2013-01-18 02:35:20 PM  

surmaaja: I know this comes up alot and not sure if it applies in this case cause i dnrtfa but I think there are some posters that get the HERO tag confused with another tag that doesn't exist.  The 'MERICA tag with it's US flag backfield would work out better for most posters use.  Perhaps the HERO tag could get a backfield redesign and have stars with a light blue field a la Congressional Medal of Honor.

/shrug
//guess SHRUG could be a tag too
/// maybe // tag
//// tag


You sound jealous
 
2013-01-18 02:41:28 PM  

ImRonBurgundy: traylor: catmandu: ds_4815: Sorry, "MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted. Share it anyway." was deleted at 1:03:37 Fri Jan 18, 2013.

How nice.

YouTube to the rescue:

Link

This is what I'm getting:


Yeah I'm living in a shiatty Central European country, but maybe one day...

IDK, That Jism movie looks promising.


Any tips how to stop Google making recommendations based on my previous searches?
 
2013-01-18 02:42:28 PM  

antidumbass: Too bad MLK has been reduced to an "I have a dream" soundbite. The man was against the war in Vietnam and poverty. Think that didn't earn him some enemies?


It's truly a travesty that King's leftist activism has been white-washed out of common knowledge. The guy was assassinated while lending support to a janitors' union; he knew that civil rights encompassed everyone and all facets of society and that ameliorating racism was just one piece of the puzzle.

Now commence denunciations of his plagiarism and philandering.
 
2013-01-18 02:42:55 PM  
Common sense would dictate that once you get a national holiday named after you, you are now a public figure and your speeches lose their copyright. But then, in a perfect world, a beer would still cost a nickel.
 
2013-01-18 02:46:47 PM  

Joe Blowme: And yet he is still rolling in his grave over afirmative action.... so sad we can honor him and what he believed by getting rid of legal racism



You mad.

/Lol.
//Say it with me...President Obama
 
2013-01-18 02:52:09 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Joe Blowme: And yet he is still rolling in his grave over afirmative action.... so sad we can honor him and what he believed by getting rid of legal racism


You mad.

/Lol.
//Say it with me...President Obama


Ahhh, the racist is back, how ya doin Dro?

I aint mad, i gots the sad because his dream is not yet realized. You know, that whole judging people on content of character and not skin color.
 
2013-01-18 02:52:15 PM  

Joe Blowme: And yet he is still rolling in his grave over afirmative action.... so sad we can honor him and what he believed by getting rid of legal racism


You sound like you need a drink. Or to sober up. Either way, you aren't in your ideal alcohol band.

/There's plenty worse and also nonimaginary things to keep the good doctor spinning.
 
2013-01-18 02:57:16 PM  

Holocaust Agnostic: Joe Blowme: And yet he is still rolling in his grave over afirmative action.... so sad we can honor him and what he believed by getting rid of legal racism

You sound like you need a drink. Or to sober up. Either way, you aren't in your ideal alcohol band.

/There's plenty worse and also nonimaginary things to keep the good doctor spinning.


So affirmative action is imaginary now? I better let my company know so they can remove it from the hand book, which comes right after the section on non discrimination!! LOL the irony burns!!!
 
2013-01-18 03:02:23 PM  
TheShavingofOccam123

I copied and pasted that for further musing
 
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