Martin Luther King Would Condemn the U.S. Today

The official dedication to MLK is more public relations than a genuine reflection of the man’s principles and what he really stood for.

Like Thanksgiving Day, the United States indulges in another national fraud holiday called Martin Luther King Day.

We could add more such bogus ballyhoo and days of deception: Columbus Day, Labor Day, Independence, and Christmas too for that matter.

Monday, January 15, saw the annual federal holiday dedicated to the famed civil rights preacher who was assassinated in 1968.

MLK was bestowed in 2000 a federal holiday marking his life’s struggle for overcoming racist inequality against African-Americans and other people of color in the United States. He is extolled as an American hero for championing racial justice and equality.

The official dedication to Martin Luther King is more public relations than a genuine reflection of the man’s principles and what he really stood for.

Just like when the U.S. President every year leads the nation to indulge in the Thanksgiving Day holiday. That occasion is supposed to represent how the early European colonialists survived harsh winter thanks to the charity of the indigenous people who shared their food. That holiday glosses over the real history of how the indigenous people’s generosity was subsequently repaid with genocidal massacres and land theft.

MLK Day is another such PR facade. Oh, how benevolent the United States is in honoring a black man who suffered police brutality and death threats from state agencies. In celebrating MLK Day, doesn’t it just show how great the U.S. society is in reforming and atoning for past crimes?

It’s all a whitewash of history and what MLK stood for. One year exactly before his assassination, King gave a seminal speech in which he condemned the U.S. government as the “biggest purveyor of violence in the world”.

Towards the end of his life, Martin Luther King was connecting some big conceptual dots. He had evolved from his black civil rights movement in the late 1950s and early 1960s to conceptually connect that structural injustice and poverty at home was an integral part of U.S. imperialist wars all around the world. His speech at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, was entitled “Beyond Vietnam”.

At the time, he was vilified for his speech by the U.S. mainstream media as being a communist and a Hanoi propagandist. There is good reason why he was viciously attacked by the American establishment.

Because MLK was explicitly condemning U.S. capitalism for poverty and racial injustice at home and for criminal genocidal wars in Asia, Africa and the Americas. He got it and he wasn’t holding back any punches.

Undoubtedly, this speech and other follow-up speeches were why on April 4, 1968, MLK was shot dead by a sniper while staying at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The King family would later claim that he was killed by state agents in a conspiracy. They believed the convicted shooter James Earl Ray was made a scapegoat in a way similar to how Lee Harvey Oswald was set up by the CIA to take the rap for assassinating President John F Kennedy in 1963.

Martin Luther King was only 39 years old when he was killed. He had become a formidable critic of U.S. imperialism. His criticism went beyond domestic racial violations. He understood that that was just one symptom of a bigger disease which manifested in worldwide violence against all of humanity.

If MLK were alive today, there is no doubt he would be condemning the genocidal violence that the U.S. is enabling and fully supporting the Israeli regime to commit in Gaza. There is no doubt he would be condemning the latest bombing attacks by U.S. warships, warplanes and submarines on Yemen, supposedly in defense of shipping in the Red Sea, but which in reality is in support of Israel’s genocide in Gaza. There is no doubt MLK would condemn the U.S.-led proxy war in Ukraine against Russia, as well as relentless, gratuitous provocations by the United States against China over Taiwan.

It is a disturbing sign of how superficial, deranged and delusional U.S. society has become whenever its government and official media celebrate Martin Luther King Day yet blatantly ignore or conceal everything that the great man stood for.

The United States government is the biggest purveyor of violence in the world. The U.S. is the biggest state terrorist organization in modern history, and perhaps all of history. Decades of neocolonialist wars have killed tens of millions of people under the sickening guise of “defending democracy”. Such is the gargantuan fraud, it is ironically only fitting that a holiday should be dedicated to MLK. It’s Orwellian, just like countless other claims that the U.S. rulers make.

The evidence is abundant and glaring to support those charges. Martin Luther King said it clearly nearly six decades ago and was assassinated by the state apparatus for his truth-telling.

It is beyond sinister and creepy that the man’s life is an occasion for a federal holiday in the United States and yet not a mention of his later finest speeches and thoughts are made. They are erased and whitewashed. His life and memory are exploited for self-serving propaganda and virtue-signalling by the biggest purveyor of violence in the world.

Martin Luther King Would Condemn the U.S. Today

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