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(ABC 27)   The children of Martin Luther King Jr. are battling over the dream of owning his estate   (abc27.com) divider line 12
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2014-02-07 08:36:16 AM  
7 votes:
My son read a couple of news stories about MLKjr.'s kids and why it's all but impossible to find a complete version of "I have a dream" online. His response was "huh, I bet they're wishing now he hadn't said that thing about being judged by the content of their character."

Oh, and he's nine. When a nine year old is calling out your douchebaggery, it's time to reexamine your life choices.
2014-02-07 10:17:46 AM  
4 votes:

Valiente: Substitute "Mandela" for "King" and you have pretty much the same story. It seems the price of being a beloved public figure is to preside over a nest of worthless vipers. Virtue isn't inherited.


The "third generation" rule of any family with money. Witness the Kennedys.

It's also true of social movements:

1. Martin Luther King, Jr - a great man, a visionary
2. Jesse Jackson - a scheming opportunist
3. Al Sharpton - a form of pond scum
2014-02-07 10:04:20 AM  
3 votes:
Substitute "Mandela" for "King" and you have pretty much the same story. It seems the price of being a beloved public figure is to preside over a nest of worthless vipers. Virtue isn't inherited.
2014-02-07 10:44:38 AM  
2 votes:
I'll say it, and it goes for Mandela, too. King was a great man who did great things for the good of his people and, indirectly, for humankind in general. But he wasn't a good guy. A lot of what makes a person a successful leader also often makes that person an asshole, especially to those closest to him or her.
2014-02-07 10:18:04 AM  
2 votes:
Having a front seat for the shenanigans here in Atlanta, I can tell you that it's been well known around here for years how big their douchebaggery truly is.
2014-02-07 12:53:42 PM  
1 votes:
Great men are few and far between.

Greedy, selfish, exploitative people are a dime a dozen.
2014-02-07 11:45:42 AM  
1 votes:

devildog123: Robert1966: I'll say it, and it goes for Mandela, too. King was a great man who did great things for the good of his people and, indirectly, for humankind in general. But he wasn't a good guy. A lot of what makes a person a successful leader also often makes that person an asshole, especially to those closest to him or her.

This.  He liked to have affairs, and it's pretty common knowledge at this point that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis (and let's face it, if you cheated on your thesis, you were probably doing it all through school).  Honestly, he was a minister who slept around on his wife and cheated at school.  If he was anyone OTHER than MLK, Fark would have a field day with him.  All those things don't diminish his accomplishments, but it does show that he didn't think much of family, and was hyper driven to succeed.  Those people do not make the best parents.


This. He did like the hookers and supposedly had a short temper and could tend to be an asshole to people close to him at times. He was human, he had faults, like the rest of us. He obviously was a great leader and did very great things in his (unfortunately shortened) life. But people tend to think that their hero is without fault, but in reality, no one is.

But not only MLK is thought of that way. Hell, even Ghandi was a racist asshole that a lot of India hates to this day (according to Indian friends of mine), yet he accomplished some great things. Mother Theresa was also a total asshole, too. She refused to give out pain killers to her patients (because pain makes you closer to god, according to her) and lived in luxury while keeping her "hospitals" in crappy conditions. Plus she was a vehement pro-lifer and cozied up to dictators and scam artists.
2014-02-07 10:56:34 AM  
1 votes:
they apparently have a Dream.  a dream to not ever have to accomplish anything with their lives and instead just shop, dress nice, and hang out with their buds. you know, be in The Club.


in America, its about Inheritance, for the most part.
2014-02-07 10:53:38 AM  
1 votes:
Just Americans being Americans.


sure beats working for a living.   Work is so.........Unamerican.
2014-02-07 10:47:35 AM  
1 votes:
They totes need a reality show.
2014-02-07 10:27:51 AM  
1 votes:

Valiente: Substitute "Mandela" for "King" and you have pretty much the same story. It seems the price of being a beloved public figure is to preside over a nest of worthless vipers. Virtue isn't inherited.


This.  You kids all get to it now.  Peace, love and harmony y'all!
2014-02-07 10:03:04 AM  
1 votes:
♪ It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down... ♪
 
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