On Aug. 31, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech entitled “The Three Evils of Society” at the National Conference of New Politics. Since it’s not the “I Have A Dream” speech, most of my fellow citizens are unacquainted with the text of this particular address, delivered just eight months before his assassination in Memphis, April 4, 1968. And, even if we were familiar with it, it’s not exactly the kind of speech that the corporate media would be quoting with enthusiasm. Consider what King had to say that day: “We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifice,” said King. “The fact is that capitalism was built on the exploitation and suffering of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor — both black and white, here and abroad.” Get more Tavis Smiley Each week, Tavis tackles the issues of the day with compelling guests and sharp analysis. Subscribe to Tavis' podcast He went on to boldly declare that, “The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and racism. The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.” See what I mean? Who really wants to wrestle with that? Anyone? Anyone? A radical redistribution of political and economic power. By the time King gave this speech, he was no longer on the list of most admired Americans. The radical King was now being ridiculed by fervent foes and former friends. The truth he was telling was too hot to handle. At the time of his death, King was expanding his movement to include the economically exploited of all races and creeds, both here at home and abroad. King was advancing a number of ideas on his economic agenda for America, including a Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged and a Guaranteed National Income.   I have thought about King’s ideas over the past few days, watching the president, the Senate majority leader and others jubilantly celebrate the passage of a massive tax cut that is certain to exploit “both black and white.” And then some. They seem determined to undo the programs