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Noted in Passing: Today is MLK Day. So What?

AT Roundup time The New Neo asks: Today is Martin Luther King Day, and one question I’ve had is the one posed in this NY Post editorial: what would he think of America today?

To which I responded, “What would Martin Luther King think of today’s race relations? Don’t know, but I do know I don’t really think of MLK anymore when I think about race relations. MLK has become irrelevant.”

I really think that “irrelevant” is kind of soft but I’m trying to maintain a soupcon of respect for King and his work. All that I can say today is, “Well, he had nice ideals.”

When I was high at the party everything looked good
I was seein’ through rose coloured glasses, not seein’ the trees for the wood
I started out in normal operation but I just ended up in doubt
All my drinking buddies, they locked me out

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  • gwbnyc January 17, 2022, 2:53 PM

    So we have fourteen days to prepare for Black History Month Year.

    • Vanderleun January 17, 2022, 3:19 PM

      Pack a lunch.

  • Mike Austin January 17, 2022, 3:41 PM

    Martin Luther King is remembered today as the name of an avenue in every city where white folks should never venture.

    • ghostsniper January 17, 2022, 5:43 PM

      True, and a helluva legacy idn’t it?

      If you catch a fish everyday and it is stolen from you and given to someone that never fishes what is learned by all parties?

  • Lagman January 17, 2022, 6:00 PM

    http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2013/01/martin-luther-king-freemason-or-not.html (Coretta accept the honor.)
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/martin-luther-king-was-a-sexual-predator-newly-released-fbi-evidence-suggests/ (Masons wear an apron to hide what ?)
    As a teenager I got chills hearing the “I’ve got a Dream” speech, and wept from fear learning of his assassination. Over the year jesse jackson, al sharpton, and all the other crap that sold their virtue for political power and profit have eroded this man’s significance. Significant – “Yes.” Celebrity – “Manufactured.” …
    Just another paid Federal “Monday Holiday” for the unions.

  • Dirk January 17, 2022, 6:27 PM

    Happen to be a fan of Kings, he accomplished much, with little.


    • Mike Austin January 18, 2022, 12:29 AM

      I have nothing at all against King. What I am against is the hagiography that has surround him since that day in Memphis. He has become a saint whose very name must evoke words of awe and submission. It matters not that there are no black leaders today who follows King’s words. He is nothing but a useful icon used to beat down the white man.

      A question then: Are race relations better or worse since King’s death in 1968? What did he really accomplish except earning a Federal Holiday?

      • John Venlet January 18, 2022, 4:35 AM

        The fact that MLK was as fallible as the next man should surprise no one. If it does, well, you’re not living in reality. And the fact the MLK is, as the New Neo states, “irrelevant” today is not due to MLK whatsoever. His irrelevance is due to MLK being repackaged, reshaped, and oversold by black men and women lusting for power. They’ve twisted MLK into flavorless candies, stale breads, play monies, etc. The day may very well come that MLK will be labeled an Uncle Tom, if it has not already.

        • Mike Austin January 18, 2022, 4:41 AM

          Before his own death in 1965 Malcom X referred to King as ““a 20-century Uncle Tom.”

          • bubba January 18, 2022, 8:46 AM

            The correct spelling of that name is Malcom X-crement.

            • james wilson January 18, 2022, 8:34 PM

              King was a faker, a fraud. Nothing special as politicians and demogogues go, but when they pose as priests and set themselves as an example for the flock, the wrong example, no cred.
              Malcolm Little by contrast was an honest man. The most dishonest thing he did was go to pains to poke white people so they wouldn’t notice he was rejecting the Great Society and hold parades in his honor.

    • Jack January 18, 2022, 7:39 AM

      All right….please state what he accomplished. King’s fondness for white whores and whiskey notwithstanding, he and his life were slathered with paint to give the reverend a cloak of respectability and educational stature to feed the needs of blacks who desperately needed a frontman. But with King all they were really doing was putting lipstick on a pig.

      • James ONeil January 18, 2022, 12:15 PM

        Yes MLK was not a saint. However much of the negative info concerning him came fro the FBI, regarding that source I say don’t trust, but try to verify.

        • Mike Austin January 18, 2022, 1:26 PM

          The main source for King’s multiple infidelities was his best friend, Ralph Abernathy. It was the King Papers Project at Stanford University that discovered his many instances of plagiarism, including on his Doctoral Dissertation.

          As for anything coming from the FBI for the past 70 years: lies, misinformation, disinformation, distortion, slander, calumny, false flags, conspiracies and hoaxes. I trust the FBI as far as I can throw Rosie O’Donnell.

  • PA Cat January 17, 2022, 6:27 PM

    I was still in grad school when even such periodicals of record as the NYT and the Chronicle of Higher Education conceded in 1991 that large stretches of King’s doctoral dissertation were a ripoff: “A committee of scholars established by Boston University to investigate charges that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., plagiarized significant portions of his doctoral dissertation has concluded that the document does contain substantial ‘misappropriation’ of others’ writings.”

    You can imagine how that went down with those of us working hard and honestly on our own dissertations. OTOH, Biden can boast that he has something in common with MLK other than XY gender identity: plagiarism.

  • Mike Austin January 19, 2022, 3:10 AM

    Ann Barnhardt has a few words about King:

    “Ghandi and MLK were both sex perverts, were both Communist stooges, and were both completely full of shit…If you declare non-violence as an absolute, all your enemy need do is use the slightest bit of violence against you, and you are defeated…Ghandi and MLK were, and continue to be, luciferian psy-ops to warp the minds of men into believing that sloth and effeminacy are virtues, and that virility and potency are vices.”


  • Tom Hyland January 19, 2022, 11:13 AM

    Here it is… the long read of the day. The cast of characters responsible for MLK’s assassination is a dizzying complicated list. Amazing how much collateral damage is a natural by-product when the spooks pull off a messy murder. https://covertactionmagazine.com/2022/01/17/did-j-edgar-hoover-order-the-assassination-of-martin-luther-king-jr/

    • Mike Austin January 19, 2022, 5:43 PM

      “Did J. Edgar Hoover Order the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr?” Probably. Next question? James Early Ray was to King as Lee Harvey Oswald was to JFK. Another “conspiracy theory’? Yep.