What MLK Thought About Consumer Culture

During the Super Bowl, Dodge did a very bad thing by using a Martin Luther King speech to sell pickup trucks. It’s the epitome of the safe, harmless reinvention of King, though the people who proclaim they’re not racist, but just seem to wind up on the wrong side of the Edmund Pettis bridge far too often probably loved it.

The irony is that, in the speech Dodge used, King did talk about consumer culture, something the folks at Current Affairs noted with this amazing redub of the Dodge commercial using that part of the King speech:

This entry was posted in Automobiles, Bidness. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply. Comments with more than 3 links will be held for moderation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s