Like King, we need to put on our cemetery clothes and be coffin-ready for the next great democratic battle.
Swept somewhat aside by Hurricane Irene was Thursday’s fiery guest essay in the NYTimes by scholar and activist Cornel West, who called for “a revolution” in tribute to the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Why isn’t this argument seen as politically loaded as what the Tea Party is putting out there on a daily basis? What does it mean when the NYT gives space to such an opinion? Are the editors so sure that the “revolution” will not happen that it is not a risk to their security to publish it? Is it possible that they agree with the call to radical action?