Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, an annual federal holiday commemorating the American civil rights movement leader.

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Apple today honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by an iconic quote of his: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a follow-up tweet.

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Top Rated Comments

threesixty360 Avatar
59 months ago

Laughable. If you really believe that you would not build your product on back of slave labours (often time political prisoners) underaged workers and third world country wages.
oh please... bring me a product you use that is not built in the same place as apple's stuff?
Talk is cheap man. If you're going to say stuff like that you'd better be beyond reproach in your personal choices.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marekul Avatar
59 months ago
Laughable. If you really believe that you would not build your product on back of slave labours (often time political prisoners) underaged workers and third world country wages.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
manni Avatar
59 months ago

oh please... bring me a product you use that is not built in the same place as apple's stuff?
Talk is cheap man. If you're going to say stuff like that you'd better be beyond reproach in your personal choices.
While it’s true that nearly everyone is complicit with buying stuff from China, Cook’s hypocrisy is so deep it’s worth pointing it out.

He quite literally took orders from a blood soaked tyranny to take down an app that pro democracy protestors were using. It’s no different from cooperating with Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Cook is no friend of the oppressed.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BODYBUILDERPAUL Avatar
59 months ago
The world needs more people like Martin Luther King, Jnr.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
59 months ago

It’s bleakly funny of course that on economic grounds Tim Cook would be about the strongest opponent one would ever find of King’s policies. King would denounce Cook for things like tax “efficient” approaches and corporate pay levels in the strongest terms possible.

The whole thing is just tedious. After Cook’s cooperation with China’s tyrannical crackdown on pro democracy protestors and also Cook being called out for virtue signalling on Twitter about the environment while taking private jets (and ludicrously having lawyers insert private jet flights into his contract of employment as a way to try to deflect criticism when people far more famous and important routinely fly commercial) I thought Cook might avoid politics but he just can’t help himself.
Why can’t MR posters stop their immorality signaling? All the good works Cook and Apple do just drive you guys crazy lol.

If Apple is to pull out of China, that’s a board level decision, not the CEO’s. The board also requires the private flights, for security and efficiency as well. If you have information to the contrary, I’d love to hear it.

Let’s face it: there are plenty of people in this country who despise everything Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, and accomplished. The constant immorality signaling by those that don’t agree with civil rights, every citizen’s right to vote and all being created equal is truly tiresome ?

Thanks Tim Apple, for honoring a great man!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
manni Avatar
59 months ago

Why can’t MR posters stop their immorality signaling? All the good works Cook and Apple do just drive you guys crazy lol.

If Apple is to pull out of China, that’s a board level decision, not the CEO’s. The board also requires the private flights, for security and efficiency as well. If you have information to the contrary, I’d love to hear it.

Let’s face it: there are plenty of people in this country who despise everything Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, and accomplished. The constant immorality signaling by those that don’t agree with civil rights, every citizen’s right to vote and all being created equal is truly tiresome ?

Thanks Tim Apple, for honoring a great man!
Hard to know quite what to make of your word salad.

Indeed King was and remains controversial outside the elite. Nonetheless it’s a fact that King would have regarded Cook as an enemy on economic grounds. And Cook would have considered King his opponent were King alive today. So Cook’s tweet is empty hypocrisy. Sorry if someone pointing out that a millionaire CEO is a hypocrite upset you.

Cook does not need to fly private. All evidence shows commercial flight to be just as safe. Princess Diana flew commercial. Do you think Cook is more famous than her? Anyone who knows anything about aviation knows Cook could fly commercial but he wants luxury. The board give him the fig leaf of saying he has to - but there is no justification and they would remove that tomorrow if he wished. He shouldn’t virtue signal about the environment while flying private.

Everything else you wrote was irrelevant.
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