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Have you read or listened to the book, or are you simply presenting your own prejudices? While I agree that most recent US wars of aggression have been a total failure, that does not mean that a novel about one person's experiences is not useful, meaningful, relevant, and informative.


So if you want to make a statement about the quality of what you have read, go ahead. If you want to make claims about the novel's background or intent (conqueror puff piece?) I suggest that supporting information is warranted. Turning to your statement that "Libyans had a higher standard of living than most Americans", you really need to provide some evidence to support this claim that you present as fact.
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Some people use the Amazon app, while others use Audible. Some use the Amazon website to buy their audio books. It is very considerate of the OP to include both links, even though I only use one of them.
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Absolutely. Rev. King was fiercely against identity politics and victimhood.
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The Other America by Martin Luther King Jr. is relevant for today's America
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The Other America by Martin Luther King Jr. is relevant for today's America
Absolutely. Rev. King was fiercely against identity politics and victimhood.
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Absolutely. Rev. King was fiercely against identity politics and victimhood.
Victimhood as in the BLM movement?

Just trying to figure out what was meant
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The Martin Luther King book sounds great, especially since Cornell west and Wanda Sykes are involved. However, minefield girl is a total puff piece sponsored by the conquerors (Western powers). Libyans had a higher standard of living than most Americans before we went in with our guns.

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Have you read or listened to the book, or are you simply presenting your own prejudices? While I agree that most recent US wars of aggression have been a total failure, that does not mean that a novel about one person's experiences is not useful, meaningful, relevant, and informative.


So if you want to make a statement about the quality of what you have read, go ahead. If you want to make claims about the novel's background or intent (conqueror puff piece?) I suggest that supporting information is warranted. Turning to your statement that "Libyans had a higher standard of living than most Americans", you really need to provide some evidence to support this claim that you present as fact.
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Thank you for the info.🤓Audioable is owned by Amazon. So no need for both links.

Some people use the Amazon app, while others use Audible. Some use the Amazon website to buy their audio books. It is very considerate of the OP to include both links, even though I only use one of them.
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You sound like another one of the white 'victims' who claim you're not getting enough attention because other people matter. It's disappointing that you should try to drag a dead person into a living problem.


The Black Lives Matter movement is a response to the fact that black Americans are not feeling protected by the people who are paid to protect the entire population. It isn't clear what Dr King might have thought about how the movement is run specifically, because he isn't here to coordinate or be involved in it - what is clear is that he most definitely agreed with the aims that it seeks, which is equality under the law and equal protection by the law.


Of course, the idea of equal protection by the law was shown to be false in Dr King's assassination, which never should have happened had he been properly protected by all of the government personnel who were taking a very keen interest in him.
I know, I'm not against BLM. Just wanted to figure out what the OP meant by 'victimhood,' as I've noticed that many people accuse BLM of that and identity politics. IMHO, that's kind of ironic when folks on the far right base their movements on pretty much nothing but nativism/identity and feeling victimized by jews, latinos, science, etc lol
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Thank you for the info.🤓Audioable is owned by Amazon. So no need for both links.
Both links are helpful depending on your preference or device you are using.
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You sound like another one of the white 'victims' who claim you're not getting enough attention because other people matter. It's disappointing that you should try to drag a dead person into a living problem.


The Black Lives Matter movement is a response to the fact that black Americans are not feeling protected by the people who are paid to protect the entire population. It isn't clear what Dr King might have thought about how the movement is run specifically, because he isn't here to coordinate or be involved in it - what is clear is that he most definitely agreed with the aims that it seeks, which is equality under the law and equal protection by the law.


Of course, the idea of equal protection by the law was shown to be false in Dr King's assassination, which never should have happened had he been properly protected by all of the government personnel who were taking a very keen interest in him.
Agreed except the last part. No amount of protection could have saved his life, and it's not the responsibility of taxpayers to pay for the perfection of individuals who step into the spotlight.
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