I Have a Dream… A Capitalist Dream

From Dr. King’s famous and inspiring speech,

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Contrary to popular opinion, Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency was for the most part, a betrayal of Dr. King’s dream. Why? Because his historic victory was buttressed by the many who voted for Sen. Obama, not because of his character, but because of the color of his skin (Columnist Bret Prelutsky makes the same point in Mourning in America).

Then there is this,

King family seeks to cash in on MLK-Obama items

What kind of items? For example, t-shirts like one the woman on the left is wearing in this picture:

obama-mlk

(Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

Is it just me or does the shot look like a capture from one of those annoying ‘lower your interest rate’ web ads?

According to the story, MLK’s nephew, Isaac Newton Farris Jr., who is the head of the King Center, said this about the merchandise in question,

Some of this is probably putting food on people’s plates. We’re not trying to stop anybody from legitimately supporting themselves, but we cannot allow our brand to be abused.

Our brand, huh? Intere$ting…

On a related note, here is a picture from L.A.,

obama-mlk-malcolm-xAnne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Wow, some enterprising soul hit a trey from the corner by sneaking Malcolm X into a shirt. I wonder if his people are going to throw their hat into the ring.

The $us$pen$e is riveting…

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