The raised fist symbolizes the radical Left’s anger and propensity for violence against the establishment powers that be. This is wrong-headed in the worst way: we shouldn’t respond to anger with anger and to violence with violence.
Dr King never used this angry symbol, and the people who use the raised fist symbol and who also say they are following in the nonviolent tradition of Dr King are lying. Dr King wanted to see love implement the demands of justice; he did not want his movement to represent anger, resentment, and violent revolution.
See: Raised Fist Symbology: http://www.docspopuli.org/articles/Fist.html
See: Occupy Wall Street’s Raised Fist Symbol: http://occupywallst.org/
See: Stop The Machine’s Raised Fist Symbol: http://october2011.org/
See: Occupy Seattle’s Raised Fist Symbol: http://occupyseattle.org/
Get away from the clenched fist symbol Occupy Wall Street and Stop The Machine! IF you want to represent truth and justice, as Dr King did. Because right now your “movement” appears to be a far left angry radical movement that expects (provokes?) violence (see this video).
Riots, violent revolution, and a military dictatorship are what the Egyptian people got. And the Occupy Movement seems to want the same for America. Dr King was against violent revolution, as am I. And the overwhelming majority of Americans are also against violent revolution.
The vast majority of Americans want – and America needs – what Dr King represented: love implementing the demands of justice.
For a social and political movement that is not based upon anger and resentment, but upon love implementing the demands of justice, see: Summer of Justice – 2013 – DC.
We have had enough of hatred, anger, and violence. It is time to begin rebuilding America upon the values it once stood for. It is not time to tear down what remains of America via violence, hatred, and anger, which is what the Occupy Movement represents.
See: Occupy Oakland march shuts down Chase Bank branch: angry, masked, radicals who invade a bank branch office screaming, shouting, disturbing customers and employees ARE NOT representing Dr King’s method of nonviolence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTMQ3JD4ivM&feature=related
See: OTPOR and US Intelligence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBqBSrrTyzo
See: OTPOR Egyptian agent Ahmed Maher is working with Stop The Machine in Washington, DC: http://www.salon.com/2011/10/24/at_occupydc_egypts_revolutionaries_chide_u_s_policymakers/
“Mr. Maher and his colleagues began reading about nonviolent struggles. They were especially drawn to a Serbian youth movement called Otpor, which had helped topple the dictator Slobodan Milosevic by drawing on the ideas of an American political thinker, Gene Sharp. The hallmark of Mr. Sharp’s work is well-tailored to Mr. Mubark’s Egypt: He argues that nonviolence is a singularly effective way to undermine police states that might cite violent resistance to justify repression in the name of stability.”
“The April 6 Youth Movement modeled its logo — a vaguely Soviet looking red and white clenched fist—after Otpor’s, and some of its members traveled to Serbia to meet with Otpor activists.” Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/world/middleeast/14egypt-tunisia-protests.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all