Dr. King, Satyagraha & #OO

“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”- Martin Luther King Jr. 

“I’m willing to put myself in harms way for my human & constitutional rights & those of others, but not for those that would condone violence.”- Spencer Mills (aka OakFoSho, citizen journalist, from his Twitter feed)

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, and in light of some upheaval within the ranks of Occupy Oakland, I wrote an article today about Dr. King, Gandhi’s concept of satyagraha and the question of diversity of tactics in Occupy.

Rather than reposting the long article here, I invite you to visit my website to read and comment there.

Thanks and blessings – T. Thorn Coyle