The Government that Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him

Source:  Information Clearing House
January 16 2017

A Review of The Plot to Kill King by William Pepper
By Edward Curtin

Our thoughts are with MLK Jr. Martin Luther King Day, January 15, 2016. This article was first published by GR on November 28, 2016

martin luther king.jpgVery few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few books have been written about it, unlike other significant assassinations, especially JFK’s. For almost fifty years there has been a media blackout supported by government deception to hide the truth.

And few people, in a massive act of self-deception, have chosen to question the absurd official explanation, choosing, rather, to embrace a mythic fabrication intended to sugarcoat the bitter fruit that has resulted from the murder of the one man capable of leading a mass movement for revolutionary change in the United States.  Today we are eating the fruit of our denial.

In order to comprehend the significance of this extraordinary book, it is first necessary to dispel a widely accepted falsehood about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. William Pepper does that on the first page.

Much more than a civil rights leader

To understand his death, it is essential to realize that although he is popularly depicted and perceived as a civil rights leader, he was much more than that.  A non-violent revolutionary, he personified the most powerful force for the long-overdue social, political, and economic reconstruction of the nation.

In other words, Martin Luther King was a transmitter of a non-violent spiritual and political energy so plenipotent that his very existence was a threat to an established order based on violence, racism, and economic exploitation.  He was a very dangerous man.

Revolutionaries are, of course, anathema to the power elites who, with all their might, resist such rebels’ efforts to transform society.  If they can’t buy them off, they knock them off.  Forty-eight years after King’s assassination, the causes he fought for – civil rights, the end to U.S. wars of aggression , and economic justice for all – remain not only unfulfilled, but have worsened in so many respects.  And King’s message has been enervated by the sly trick of giving him a national holiday and urging Americans to make it “a day of service.”  Needless to say, such service does not include non-violent war resistance or protesting a decadent system of economic injustice.

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MLK: The Madness of US Militarism – “On the Side of the Wealthy, Creating a Hell for the Poor”

by Dr. Martin Luther King

Pondering the Madness of Vietnam

Americans are Strange Liberators

mlk 6“They must see Americans as strange liberators. The Vietnamese people proclaimed their own independence in 1945 — after a combined French and Japanese occupation and before the communist revolution in China. They were led by Ho Chi Minh. Even though they quoted the American Declaration of Independence in their own document of freedom, we refused to recognize them. Instead, we decided to support France in its re-conquest of her former colony. Our government felt then that the Vietnamese people were not ready for independence, and we again fell victim to the deadly Western arrogance that has poisoned the international atmosphere for so long. With that tragic decision we rejected a revolutionary government seeking self-determination and a government that had been established not by China — for whom the Vietnamese have no great love — but by clearly indigenous forces that included some communists. For the peasants this new government meant real land reform, one of the most important needs in their lives.

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MLK: US Approaching Spiritual Doom – What Peace-Lovers Must Do

Seven quotations from Martin Luther King

MLK with the peopleWhat peace-lovers must do

Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

Spiritual doom

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defence than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Alice Walker: Trayvon Martin, one more among so many black men killed in my lifetime

alice walker 2Source:  theguardian

I deliberately watched none of the Zimmerman trial, just as I have deliberately not read a draft of a new book by Jen Marlowe and others, soon to be published: I Am Troy Davis, about a young black man in Georgia who was, by all indications, innocent of any crime – but was put to death recently by the state. News of these deaths, of Troy, of Trayvon, is so painful that I protect myself in this way.

So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.

I write this, remembering that when Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968, the shock to my system was so severe I lost the child I was carrying. This shock, this assault on the psyche and body, is what is intended.

Read more at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/16/trayvon-martin-black-men-killed

See also:  http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-our-sorrow-trayvon-martin-and-troy-davis/

“Let’s Keep the Dream Alive” Is A Pastors’ Message to Cuba

Source: Presna Latina

Mexico, Jul 17

pastors for peace in mexicoWearing T-shirts with images of U.S. Reverend Martin Luther King and teacher Jose Marti, the members of the Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan will arrive in Cuba today. “Let’s keep the dream alive” is the emblem that takes us this time to Cuba, the Buddhist church pastor and president of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace, Thomas Smith, told Prensa Latina.

The caravan arrived in Mexico yesterday, heading for Cuba, divided into two groups on Wednesday and Thursday, with the usual solidarity aid towards that people, but especially with the moral support of those who defend their cause in the United States.

Read more at: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1679611&Itemid=1

50th Anniversary of MLK’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’

16 April 1963
My Dear Fellow Clergymen:

MLK leaving prisonWhile confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely Continue reading

Eleven quotes from Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King 2What peace-lovers must do

Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

Spiritual doom

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on Continue reading