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Posted on 01/19/2014 10:57:32 PM PST by boknowsEdited on 01/20/2014 1:04:31 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
One of the easiest things to forget about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was just a person. One of the most influential people of the 20th century, no doubt, but a person with unique flaws and quirks that made him different from the Christ-like figure hes often portrayed as today.
At the time of Kings assassination on April 4, 1968, he was still the personification of the civil rights movement in the United States. But those near him said he appeared to have lost a step, in part because of conflicts in his inner circle of advisers and a growing estrangement from his former ally President Lyndon B. Johnson over the Vietnam War.
Five years after his famous I Have A Dream speech, though, and 40 years before the first African-American became president, King stepped onto the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.
King was on the balcony sneaking a cigarette
When racist assassin James Earl Ray aimed his rifle sight at King, he almost certainly saw the civil rights leader doing something King's children never saw him doing: smoking. King was a lifelong smoker, although very few if any pictures exist as proof because he never smoked in public. King didnt want his family to know about the habit.
After King was shot, his advisers stopped the bleeding while one of them, Dr. Billy Kyles, removed a pack of cigarettes from Kings pocket.
The Kennedy brothers allowed FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to wiretap King
Excerpt, more at ibtimes.com
He’s the only individual who has a national holiday named after him. Presidents Washington, Lincoln and the rest were rolled up into President’s day.
Adulterer, Communist sympathizer, pliagiarist, serial liar. MLK, Jr. Day is as phony a holiday as is Kwanza. Thankful I’m working tomorrow.
White guilt wipes away MLK’s sins/s
Presidents Washington, Lincoln and the rest were rolled up into Presidents day.
We used to get a Holiday for Lincoln Feb 12 then Washington Feb 22. When King was ‘so awarded’ they combined them.
Va went so far as to name Lee Jackson day to coincide with MLK.
When they first honored ‘MLK’ day it was warned that one day ‘they’ would use MLK the same as GW an Lincoln as caricatures for Sales....
This year some group was suing because ‘they’ had MLK sporting a Crown and looking like a Mad Ave pitchman.
What was the cigarette brand name?
He is the only AMERICAN to have a national holiday. Columbus has a national holiday too.
there are plenty of websites for haters and mean people, post that crap there not here!
Some states follow the cult of Cesar Chavez. An article in Breitbart News gives the rest of the story about Chavez and helps us understand why Obama has been pushing for the holiday that is commemorated in a few states to become a national holiday.
The truth hurts. King was no hero. Just another pawn.
My opinion is, there is a MLK day, for one reason, and I think we know what that is. I do not plan to do anything differently then I normally do.
To be fair, he probably didn't know it would be the last.
From what I've heard the gal he spent it with wasn't one of "His" people, it was just the way he rolled.
I saw the other day that Oliver Stone wrote a screenplay for an MLK movie that includes the adultery... the MLK estate is vetoing it.
Actually, Washington’s Birthday is still a federal holiday if you go look up the actual federal law on the books.
“President’s Day” is a term used by the national media and advertisers, and, unfortunately, some state governments.
The reason Martin Luther King CHEATED on his wife is because “He had a dream.”
So Does Jesus.
And MLK was a Republican; the dems never get around to giving that bit of info. I guess they just forget. ;)
Columbus was Italian.....How’s that for logic.