In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death anniversary, this is a video with soundbites of his speech "Where do we go from here?", a speech made on 27 August 1967 (less than a year before he was assassinated. Same topic was covered in his last book "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?", where he calls for a Guaranteed Income.
Extended version with Nixon's announcement of a Basic Income / Income distribution scheme to improve the welfare system, Family Assistance Plan. Including two State of the Union addresses where he pushed Congress to prioritize the reform. It languished in the Senate Finance committee with members from both political parties opposing. Democrat academic in Richard Nixon's inner circle, Harvard professor Dr. Moynihan, on Face the Nation (September 1970) calls the Southern White politicians as the most determined opponent of F.A.P. and that they fear massive income distribution as threat to established political order. 50 years later Southern poor (white, black and other races) remains marginalized and politics of division prevails.
More Basic Income stories and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr's fight for civil rights and economic justice in our documentary project The Human Condition: Survival
Richard Nixon's video courtesy of Richard Nixon Foundation