MLK - thanks for the dream

Dec 2006
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#43
Why do you y spread untruths. (Hope it is a mistake and not dliberate which makes it lie)
Trump Lays Wreath at Brief Visit to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
blah blah blah blah blah

look at the posting time stamps

after the fat orange turd Dear Bleater was roasted over every social media site for doing NOTHING to commemorate the day, he and the vice-prick jumped in the limo and went to the statue for all of NINETY SECONDS. They got out, layed the wreath, waved to the crowd, said "it's really nice weather, isn't it?" - and left.

he did NOTHING
 
Dec 2013
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#45
blah blah blah blah blah

look at the posting time stamps

after the fat orange turd Dear Bleater was roasted over every social media site for doing NOTHING to commemorate the day, he and the vice-prick jumped in the limo and went to the statue for all of NINETY SECONDS. They got out, layed the wreath, waved to the crowd, said "it's really nice weather, isn't it?" - and left.

he did NOTHING
Nonsense.

I heard that he replaced the MLK bust that he had removed from the oval office after took it over. Good ups trump.
 
Dec 2016
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#48
Well, the usual liberal dogooders here once again miss the point and allow themselves to be herded into the pen managed by liberal MSM, the FBI, billionaire endowment funds and corporations like Northrop Grumman which have glommed on to MLK Day absolution from racism....no, I'm not kidding:
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AND as usual every year, all of the focus is on King the sanitized, non-violent, and even non-confrontational Jesus-like spokesman for love and brotherhood/with nothing to say about the hard issues like poverty and the role that militarism plays in fomenting war, death and refugee displacement and migrations around the world. Nor will they mention the condemnations King made of the business of war which profits from human misery. A death merchant like Northrop Grumman isn't going to want any focus on that part of King's message, and they sure as hell won't mention his last speech: Beyond Vietnam. Anyway, take it away Truthout:;

The US Celebrates King’s Nonviolence But Not His Antiwar Politics

The Vietnam War had hit a fever pitch of death when Martin Luther King Jr. stepped onto the podium at Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, and said, “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government.”​
The speech, “A Time to Break the Silence,” cost him. Newspapers damned him. Friends distancedthemselves. President Lyndon Johnson, angered by what he thought was betrayal, reportedly calledKing, “that goddamn n***** preacher.”​
King risked isolation to speak hard truths. The US’s endless war had depleted the money needed to end poverty. The war was in support of a corrupt, authoritarian regime that suppressed a peoples’ desire to be free. The US was poisoned by its militarism; it was not the beacon of democracy but its destroyer.​
The King of “A Time to Break the Silence” is more relevant today than ever. The US’s war on the world has been ongoing. Poverty has deepened. The body count has only grown.​
War Is Always War Against the Poor
“America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued,” King said in the speech, “I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.”.....................................................................................​
King came of age as the US took the helm of world government; he witnessed the triumphant rhetoric of “American exceptionalism” trumpeted from the media. Racism gave him a double-consciousness to see its hypocrisy. The Black freedom movement gave him a template to sympathize with people, however far away or foreign, who fought for independence or civil rights.​
He did not see the US as a defender of global democracy. Four years after his death, the US pulled out of Vietnam but in that same year, 1973, it orchestrated a coup in Chile to stop leftist President Salvador Allende from nationalizing more businesses. Allende died. General Augusto Pinochet was sworn in as president, and his forces killed thousands of Chileans. It was one part of a larger campaign called Operation Condor, where US-backed right-wing dictators swept death across South America to stop a rising left. In the killing frenzy, nearly 60,000 were murdered.​
Decade after decade, the US consistently put its geopolitical interests ahead of people’s lives. In 1975, it gave the greenlight for Indonesia to invade East Timor and even provided the weapons. Around 100,000 died. In Operation Cyclone, the US poured weapons into the hands of jihadi fighters, who became, al-Qaeda. In the 1980s in Nicaragua and El Salvador, the US funded or trained right-wing forces to fight populist, left governments. The US also invaded the tiny nation of Grenada to force out a Marxist regime. In the 2000s, the US supported Uzbekistan dictator Islam Karimov, a human rights abuser in alignment with US interests. During the Arab Spring, the US took the Bahrain government side against protesters to insure its Fifth Fleet would keep its base. The US continued to back Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak until he was forced out but then it cozied up to the military junta that took control.​
King saw the US police state crack down on the civil rights movement. He felt punches, kicks and death threats against his person. It is why he could see, so clearly, the US beating and killing the people of Vietnam.​
Our military continues to pile up bodies on the altar of the “American dream.” Now it’s Yemen. Now it’s Rodrigo Duterte in Indonesia. Now it’s Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.​
King’s Dream Deferred
The year after King gave his speech at Riverside, he was isolated. The civil rights movement was splintering. He was tired and worn out but kept going against the increasing bitterness facing him.​
The world seemed to be engulfed in war and flames and hatred. He wanted to heal it. On April 4, he stepped out to the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel. He didn’t hear the shot that killed him. He didn’t know if the world he loved would come to be.​
https://truthout.org/articles/the-us-celebrates-kings-nonviolence-but-not-his-antiwar-politics/
 

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