In a truly disgusting piece of Orwellian propaganda the Air Force Global Strike Command
has brazenly claimed that Dr. Martin Luther King would be proud of the U.S. military and it's huge arsenals of death.
Dr. King would be proud to see our Global Strike team - comprised of Airmen, civilians and contractors from every race, creed, background and
religion - standing side-by-side ensuring the most powerful weapons in the U.S. arsenal remain the credible bedrock of our national defense. . . Our
team must overlook our differences to ensure perfection as we maintain and operate our weapon systems. . . Maintaining our commitment to our Global
Strike team, our families and our nation is a fitting tribute to Dr. King as we celebrate his legacy.
Completely in opposition to what MLK actually stood for with his anti-war message. This is the man who said the U.S. government was "the greatest
purveyor of violence in the world today.".
An incredibly prophetic and prescient speech he gave on April 4th 1967 one year before his assassination sums it all up.
He clearly decries the war in Vietnam and speak of "the deadly Western arrogance that has poisoned the international atmosphere for so
This is the man who was (prior to his assassination) planning a Poor People's Campaign.
A march on Washington comprising of all the disaffected, blacks, whites, Natives, Hispanics and they were going to camp outside Congress until the
U.S. government made serious efforts to give people true economic and human rights.
This is Orwellian in the extreme. Next they'll be trying to tell us that Gandhi would have approved of the West's actions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
It's quite clear that the United States celebrates a national holiday of a man who's views and principles were the complete antithesis of the
governments. I find it even more reprehensible and truly hypocritical that President Obama swore his oath at his inauguration upon the bible of Martin
Luther King as well as Abraham Lincoln's.
If Martin Luther King was alive today he would be roundly denounced as a terrorist agitator and at the extreme would probably be incarcerated.
Here is a link to the Guardian article by Glenn Greenwald, which made me aware of this alarming piece of revisionist propaganda. If you scroll down
the article you will also see a screenshot of the U.S. Marines Twitter account who posted on the same day the Martin Luther King quote:
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live"
I didn't think the U.S. government and it's military could sink any lower, but misappropriating MLK's anti-war message is truly heinous. From the
message he espoused it's why I find it very difficult to believe that MLK was killed by James Earl
Here is a shorter more powerful version of MLK's speech. Actually an excerpt from the documentary War
edit on 1-23-2013 by Springer because: Edited title to more accurately reflect the content
Good post. I don't think the good Dr. would be pleased with our military's mission today, even if it is integrated.
I think he would be aghast at what the United States has become and I think he would be bitterly disappointed in Obama whose comparisons with MLK
don't go beyond the fact of them having the same colour skin.
MLK was a supporter of desegregation and equality.
The military is now racially desegregated, and racially "equal".
Thus, MLK would be proud of the desegregation and equality.
Thus, the statement made by the military official.
What happened next, was you taking something out of context, as an excuse to get on your tiny little angsty soapbox.
I'll re-quote the statement made by the military official, and highlight the relevant parts.
Dr. King would be proud to see our Global Strike team - comprised of Airmen, civilians and contractors from every race, creed,
background and religion - standing side-by-side ensuring the most powerful weapons in the U.S. arsenal remain
the credible bedrock of our national defense. . . Our team must overlook our differences to ensure perfection as we maintain
and operate our weapon systems. . . Maintaining our commitment to our Global Strike team, our families and our nation is a fitting
tribute to Dr. King as we celebrate his legacy.
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Thus, MLK would be proud of the desegregation and equality.
Even though the military was desegregated when he made that speech?
So just because the military was desegregated he would be proud? Proud that that same desegregated military has been used in shameful wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan were countless innocents have been killed and U.S. troops have taken part in shameful episodes which amount to war crimes?
Regardless of the fact that the military is now fully desegregated, Dr. King would be vehemently opposed to the wanton killing of civilians, torture,
and unnecessary violence practiced by our multi-ethnic military.
He was passionately non-violent (So far as I know. I'm not trying to speak for him) and would not condone the way the military functions. He wanted
an end to violence. Does anyone even know how many wars the US is fighting right now?
In a truly disgusting piece of Orwellian propaganda the Air Force Global Strike Command has brazenly claimed that Dr. Martin Luther King would be
proud of the U.S. military and it's huge arsenals of death.
No, he/they didn't say that at all. What you did there, was take something out of context then sensationalize it.
What was actually said, you quoted. Taking into consideration the context of when the statement was made, it is more about racial equality and
desegregation, than it is about the Imperialism and warmongering this Country perpetuates.
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