Obama Justifies Violence Against People Who Have "Stuff"
The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless. It only makes sense if the powerless can be made to recognize themselves in the powerful. You know, the principle of empathy gives broader meaning, by the way, to Dr. Kingís philosophy of nonviolence. I donít know if youíve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldnít they be? Theyíve got what they want. They want to make sure people donít take their stuff. But the principle of empathy recognizes that there are more subtle forms of violence to which we are answerable. The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of firehoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down. Iím not saying that what Enron executives did to their employees is the moral equivalent of what Bull Connor did to black folks, but Iíll tell you what, the employees at Enron feel violated. When a company town sees its plant closing because some distant executives made some decision despite the wage concessions, despite the tax breaks, and they see their entire economy collapsing, they feel violenceÖ
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