January 21, 2019

Who Would MLK Hate?

On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed while in Memphis, Tennessee. King will be remembered not only for his commitment to the cause of equality for African Americans but also for his attempt to unite all oppressed peoples wherever they may be.

"Black Power" was somewhat acceptable to the elite, but "Poor Power" was too much. That made many people in high places very afraid, that threat of a united front aligned against the status quo.  

They feared and hated him so much that they orchestrated his assassination, and America has never fully recovered from the loss.

But who would MLK Jr hate?

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. 
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

- Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love

1 comment:

  1. Another notable thing about MLK, Jr. Was his opposition to the Vietnam War. He had begun speaking about it shortly before he was killed. The powers that be at the time were very worried as the anti war movement was gaining momentum. It clashed severely with the president at the time who was ramping up U.S. troops in Vietnam at breakneck speed. Have to wonder if that played into him being assaionated.


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