MLK: Legacy for Sale?

Atlanta Daily World

Dr. Martin L. King Jr. audio

Most people would acknowledge that we are a society obsessed with consumption. There is never enough to satiate our appetites. In fact, it’s the way of capitalism – there’s always something bigger, better, newer or shinier that we have to buy in order to compete with our neighbors, soothe our souls or prove to everyone that we are someone.

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This desire has shifted the American Dream of freedom to the American dream of having a life of luxury and being able to consume whatever you want, even if you don’t really need it. This need for excess has bled into every facet of our lives, including our diets, in which everything needs to be supersized. Every holiday is an opportunity to spend – apparently, even King Day.

Recently on television, there have been ads focused on King day sales. Sales for goods that people don’t need…

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