I usually mark this holiday by honoring Bayard Rustin, but this is too new and too perfect.
King had the courage to tell the truth knowing full well that his life would likely end. The nation besmirches King’s memory by largely focusing on his early “I have a dream” period and by refusing to recognize and honor his peace activism and his work to upend the corporate war on the poor.
By Bruce Gagnon OrganizingNotes January 15, 2015
MLK died for our collective sins in Vietnam and here at home where the poor were, and still are, ignored and repressed by the corporate oligarchy that controls our government. King was killed because he moved beyond civil rights into the peace movement as he could no longer ignore the great evil that Washington was committing in Vietnam and across the US. King had the courage to tell the truth knowing full well that his life would likely end.The nation besmirches King’s memory by largely focusing on his…
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