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I Didn’t Watch the Bowl, but got Fed… The MLK Irony
I didn’t watch the Bowl… but I did attend a conference call with a millionaire who also missed the Bowl as he poured gold nuggets…
One thing he talked about was how to become great. He referred to a speech that Dr. King gave 50 years ago to date.
“If you want to be important — wonderful. If you want to be recognized —wonderful. If you want to be great — wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness. And this morning, the thing that I like about it: by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.”
Basically, if you want to be great.. you gotta SERVE!
What’s ironic is I was scrolling through some news articles today and found an article about Ram trucks and how they used that same speech in their ad during the Super Bowl. Now that’s a calculated coincidence seeing as yesterday 2-4-18 was the 50 year anniversary of that speech but the irony goes further…
How ironic, that same speech was one of the highlights from Dr. King’s efforts before his assassination to promote awareness of economic injustice. In that same speech he empowering the people to stop being persuaded by clever advertising… here is part of that same speech…
And so we see it everywhere, this quest for recognition. And we join things, overjoin really, that we think that we will find that recognition in.
Now the presence of this instinct explains why we are so often taken by advertisers. You know, those gentlemen of massive verbal persuasion. And they have a way of saying things to you that kind of gets you into buying. In order to be a man of distinction, you must drink this whiskey. In order to make your neighbors envious, you must drive this type of car. In order to be lovely to love you must wear this kind of lipstick or this kind of perfume. And you know, before you know it, you’re just buying that stuff. That’s the way the advertisers do it.
WOW! That’s like taking a part of a speech promoting animal rights and using it to sell fur coats! On top of that, during one of the biggest capitalistic events of the year which is witness to it’s own racial inequality protesting where players are still take a knee during the national anthem (which promotes slavery in the unsung verse).
We as Americans have got to get it together. WE run capitalism, WE control the corporations not the other way around! Don’t let TV and radio control you and tell you what to eat, drink, wear, drive, live etc. Most American’s are living paycheck to paycheck because they are so entranced by the capitalism of holidays and emotional advertising that instead of investing their money to gain financial freedom, they are spending it on things that do not give them an economic return and sometimes even cost them more money to own in the long run!
I Didn’t Watch the Bowl, but got Fed… The MLK Irony… hope you caught the title lol. I cut the cord on cable and watch web series mostly… in this case missed the Super Bowl. Instead of getting bombarded with ads trying to define me, I plugged into some mentorship from a young yet wise millionaire and got the same speech from Dr. King yet in it’s proper context.