posted on Jan, 15 2018 @ 09:00 PM
Cracks me up how the Republicans have wholly taken MLK in as their own, even stating he'd decry "identity politics" as labeled by the OP.
King has been sanitized by the right so as to fit their narrative. He was a force of nature, in the face of the establishment, making absolutely
everyone uncomfortable. The people here hating on Lewis, a hero, and Obama, another hero, want us to believe that they'd love MLK if he were alive.
These same people likely hate Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, all of them, but they love MLK because he's safely in the past, where history can sanitize the
message, make it safe.
If you hate Obama, hate Lewis, hate Sharpton, hate Jackson, you'd definitely hate King. The common theme among these men is they refused to apologize
for being black and put that unapologetic position right in front of people's threatened faces, which is why they're detested.
King did it better than all of them, all of them put together. he is safely in the past now because he did it better, they had to kill him to shut him
up. He was a revolutionary, he lived to make you and me uncomfortable. Your comfort now, in espousing what you KNOW to be true, would be anathema to
Go ahead and hate all these men. You're not fooling anyone. I seriously doubt you're fooling yourselves. If I picked you up and put you down back
then, or picked him up and placed him down right now, you'd be fighting him just like you fight Obama and Lewis. There's no difference.
All talk, same story.
You don't get to have him. You don't deserve him, none of us do. He martyred himself against a cause carried on today in the heart of people like