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This is the pledge the Tea Partiers took. It is the same one MLK took. Maybe the liberals need to think about tasking it and following it like the Tea Party has.Pledge of Nonviolence1. As you prepare to march meditate on the life and teachings of Jesus2. Remember the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation - not victory.3. Walk and talk in the manner of love; for God is love.4. Pray daily to be used by God that all men and women might be free.5. Sacrifice personal wishes that all might be free.6. Observe with friend and foes the ordinary rules of courtesy.7. Perform regular service for others and the world.8. Refrain from violence of fist, tongue and heart.9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.10. Follow the directions of the movement leaders and of the captains on demonstrations. The Five Principles of Nonviolence1. Non-violent resistance is not a method for cowards. It does resist. The nonviolent resister is just as strongly opposed to the evil against which he protests, as is the person who uses violence. His method is passive or non aggressive in the sense that he is not physically aggressive toward his opponent, but his mind and emotions are always active, constantly seeking to persuade the opponent that he is mistaken. This method is passive physically but strongly active spiritually; it is non aggressive physically but dynamically aggressive spiritually.2. Nonviolent resistance does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding. The nonviolent resister must often express his protest through noncooperation or boycotts, but he realizes that noncooperation and boycotts are not ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a sense of moral shame in the opponent.3. The attack is directed against forces of evil rather than against persons who are caught in those forces. It is a struggle between justice and injustice, between the forces of light and the forces of darkness.4. Nonviolent resistance avoids not only external physical violence, but also internal violence of spirit. At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.5. Nonviolence is based on the conviction that the universe is on the side of justice. It is the deep faith in the future that allows a nonviolent resister to accept suffering without retaliation. The nonviolent resister knows that in his struggle for justice, he has a cosmic companionship.Make Your PledgeWe all know that liberals don't stand for these things and that is why they act like they do.
Wow, conservatives once again attempting to co-opt Martin. LMAO. You know Martin Luther King believed in social justice, he believed in wealth redistribution and all those socialist things you hate.
He believed in peace just like the Tea Party, your side not so much. Why haven't you or any other liberal Democrats spoken out about the liberal violence, call for economic terrorism and racism coming out of these SEIU started protests?
When did MLK ever speak about "social justice, he believed in wealth redistribution and all those socialist things you hate."? Could you quote him for us? I know he believed in giving to the needy, not taking from the "rich".
Chris, you are so wrong, buddy.This is the real people bringing real grievances to the American public.The Tea Party is sooooooooooo yesterday.We The People are finally in the streets taking our country back from you fools.Here are some quotes for you.http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2007/01/15/rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-a-legacy-of-social-justice
Those idiots have no idea what they are protesting. I keep looking in the angry mobs for a paper mache head, seems like fealkie boy would fit right in. Maybe he was there and got hauled off to jail again.
Looks to be a bunch of angry racist liberals. I don't see any black people in the crowd.The fire department should hose these people off. It appears that most of them need to take a shower.
Wow, that quote by MLK makes no mention of wealth distribution, but only makes claim his goal for acceptance of blacks in our nation, as it is for the rest of the population.Big difference between demanding acceptance and wanting a Marxist society, as is the message of the Occupiers of Wall Street.Love how the left try to hijack MLK message, and take it from equality and try to turn it in to socialism.
Put them all in jail. These protesters are being paid to protest. How sad. Some of the protesters couldn't even read the signs they carried. The Tea Party knew why they were there. Ask the anti-capitalist idiots and you get a different answer every time.
Marching down to the financial district?! And is listening in Detroit?! All the wealthy businesses?!?! If people want to join together to do something for Detroit, instead of a group moaning session, why not hold meetings and come up with ideas on how to attract new industries to the city! The city of Detroit, not Metro Detroit, needs help more than any other place in Michigan. Create some attention around what Detroit could potentially offer businesses. We need jobs for those still remaining in the city and we need to draw people back in! Also, groups could organise some social programs to help both adults and children in the city. Detroit is like a big blank canvas with so many vacant lots and buildings. Organize artists to work on community spaces, gardens, safe and creative places that will draw people in and create some positive attention! Area activists will gather at the Spirit of Hope Church at 1519 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Detroit on Monday to discuss plans for a protest dubbed “Occupy Detroit.”Occupy Wall Street protesters on Broadway last Friday. (Photo by Tom Good/NLN)The planned protest — to begin Oct. 21 — is an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protest that has been continuing in New York City since September 17, centering on economic injustice and the plight of average Americans. It has since spread to a number of other cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Seattle, Denver and Washington, D.C.“This is meant to be a peaceful nonviolent act of civil disobedience,” said Alexandra Borngesser, a member of the Occupy Detroit and Lansing Volunteer Group. “I’m hoping that the population of metro Detroit can get involved because Detroit is so directly affected by big business and economic hardship.”Occupy Detroit has already gathered over 1,800 followers on its Facebook page — and the numbers are growing daily.“Everyone who has suffered financial injustice is welcome,” the group’s Facebook page states. “If you’ve had no voice, please join us in this peaceful occupation. Together, we will be heard!”Current plans include using Roosevelt Park in front of the Michigan Central Station as the base camp for the protest, where marchers will make their way towards Grand Circus Park, Hart Plaza and the Financial District.“Corporations have a disproportionate influence in the political sphere and no one is in favor of evicting struggling families to the street while banks continue to profit,” said Borngesser. “We need to bring this country back to its roots, back to a place where America is represented by a government of the people, for the people, by the people … instead of one controlled by big business and large corporations.”Plans also include a candlelight vigil for Troy Davis to be held on the night of Oct. 21. Davis was executed Sept. 21 in Georgia in a murder case — growing out of the 1989 shooting of a police officer — that provoked widespread controversy and a number of protests because of doubts about his guilt and questions about the handling of his case.Meanwhile, observers of the movement are commenting not only on its geographic spread around the country, but the range of supporters. Besides support from labor unions, the protest supporters now include public left intellectuals like Cornel West and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.
OCCUPY DETROIT 10-21-11Location Roosevelt Park @ The Train StationVernor HighwayDetroit, MI Created By Caroline Addis, Wednesday Thompson -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For OCCUPY MICHIGAN in LANSING & DETROIT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More Info Join us on Oct. 21 at the old Train Station in Detroit. We are planning a PEACEFUL, NONVIOLENT OCCUPATION to promote Need over Greed! We stand in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet in NYC!http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1RNPN_enUS417&gcx=c&q=Roosevelt+Park%2C+Detroit%2C+MI&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wlVOLUNTEER Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/223056964417186/... WE WILL BE HAVING DAILY ACTIONS DOWNTOWN WHICH WILL BE DECIDED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.BRING SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTION TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THE TRAIN STATION.We are not protesting at the Train Station, but DOWNTOWN on a DAILY BASIS.EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Everyone who has suffered from financial injustice is Welcome! We especially Welcome the good people of Detroit, who have been hit especially hard in this Depression. If you feel you've had no Voice, please join us in this Peaceful Occupation! Together, we will be heard!There will be General Assemblies each day to choose locations for daily marches and actions in the city. Roosevelt Park will be Base Camp! If you are coming to Occupy, prepare for camping! If you cannot Occupy, please join us in our Daily Actions! These Actions and Marches will be posted online as soon as possible after each GA.On the night of Oct. 21st, there will be a candlelight vigil for Troy Davis for those who would like to participate.We Thank Everyone who was involved in the intense discussions on the Group Page! Thank You ALL! Many places, including Campus Martius and Hart Plaza WERE discussed and researched. It was decided in the group that the Train Station/Roosevelt Park would be the best place for Base Camp. VOLUNTEER at email: email@example.comJoin the Group Occupy Michigan in Lansing and Detroit/Wayne County at Everyone is welcome to come to the Lansing Rally. I hope to see some Tea Party members filming these commies.
Thanks for the info on the protest in Detroit. A lot of people are mad and these proesters are telling them what to be mad at. It's so funny watching them answer questions by some bloggers. They are clueless. Conservative Perspective blog has a good Q&A at the protests in DC. If those are the "smart" protesters I can't wait to hear what the average liberal protester thinks when asked.
A candlelight vigil for a convicted cop killer. That says it all about these misfit morons.
Please keep it clean and nice. Thank you for taking the time to post you thought. It means a lot to me that you do this.