Wednesday, April 4, 2012
April 4, 1968 - more than an assassination of the man
Today marks the 44th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, and in ways totally antithetical to those things for which he fought and died, we - with increasing gullibility and neediness - continue to accept the absolute, all-about-power wretchedness of the euro-centric powers-that-be. Yeah, they knew exactly what they were doing when they killed him.
They knew he'd become an even greater force with which they'd have to reckon, a force that not only his people would get behind - but one that many in the country as a whole would too. They knew his humanity, pitted against their obvious lack thereof, would be contagious, and therefore, a most effective contretemps to their various foot-on-neck machinations, designed primarily to keep Black and brown folk in their place - like today's, "Stand Your Ground" laws, Castle Doctrines, the Democratic party-revived, Obama-backed, Byrne grants (or Justice Assistance Grants - per Brother Ass-coverer) and, the "Secure Communities Act" of today.
They knew he would continue to explicitly "protest for right" and against their war-mongering, unlike the deus ex machina that is the Changeling. And they knew that the country wouldn't, no couldn't ignore him.
In his own words (long, but well worth the listen)...
Yeah, they knew exactly what they were doing when they killed him. They not only assassinated the man, they eliminated a more than worthy and powerful opponent, who could've brought some REAL change in which ALL of us could believe - in other words, a nationwide movement for justice and equality for everyone.
UPDATE: h/t to my brother, nomad for furnishing this very detailed update - Dr. Martin Luther King assassinated by US govt: King Family civil trial verdict