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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.
Urban legend. Washington’s Birthday is still a Federal holiday. Lincoln’s birthday was never a holiday.
St Martin had feet of clay. That should not be censored. But what he did to bring down the Jim Crow Laws was right. He only asked for “Equal Justice Under Law” for ALL Americans.
Whether he would have maintained that just cause if he lived longer is a good question. Probably, he would be playing the Race Card at every opportunity to further Black Race Privilege like Jackson, Sharpton, and their guilt tripping white liberal supporters do.
A Black Race Privilege that allows black thugs to violently assault thousands of white victims out of racial hatred and revenge while the Corrupt Liberal Media, our cowardly political leaders, and the PC police turn a blind eye to it.
C’mon people, he was a sinner that did a very great thing - he helped usher in the momentum of nonviolent opposition to folks that want to heavily oppress you. Were it not for him and his ilk of other sinners, pro-lifers would have a harder time keeping hope and faith in standing up against the infanticide against the government and political regime holding it.
He helped blacks - he helped the dignity of all to be better reflected upon and supported. He sinned greatly. I break Jesus’ heart every day and I would hope that I would have the courage to risk my very life like he did.
He knew his life was going to end violently - sinner or saint, that takes balls to keep doing what you believe anyway. May Jesus have mercy on his soul.
Thank you deal Lord for that brave man that assumed the name, Martin Luther Kind Jr.!
That he has a holiday and national worship is pathetic.
Other than giving rambling speeches, he did absolutely nothing.
The way this article is written, it sounds like cigarette smoking is worse than adultery.
The younger folks are being taught that cigarette smoking is one of the worse sins you can commit.
I’ve been reading a book, “The Founders at Home”. I was surprised how flawed most of the American Founders were. They were brilliant but flawed. It is a well written and researched book, using the Founders own words.
The shame of all of this is his own people who rose out of this peroid to extort and manipulate the very people he tried to protect with the help of thier firends the demonrats
We can thank Bobby Kennedy and his brother JFK for these truths. THEY spied on him... they saw him as a threat. THE TWO GREATEST DIMRAT HEROES OF MODERN TIMES. jackson and sharpton must be so proud.
Franklin would have been a hoot to party with... in my younger days.
Interesting response to this article, but MLK was just a man like all of us a flawed individual. Is it hateful and racist to discuss MLK the man verses MLK the demigod today?
A brave personal observation on this day about 'the dream.' I am uncomfortable with discussing MLK day in public. Is it because I am hateful or is it because I see the efforts of MLK for ALL people nothing more than a flash in the pan of American History.
When mortal men place other mortal men in the position of demigods we are often disappointed in the results. I look around and wonder where this 'dream' is? Not where it has taken us, but where did it go?
We are a nation divided along ideas of 'race,' more now, than anytime in the past 40 years or so.
You already have...... you made a post about MLK
That’s the reason for the day......... To pound his memory into the collective conscious.
Also plagiarized his PHD thesis among other things.
Look at why his entourage was staying at the Lorraine instead of the Holiday Inn in Memphis. I was friends with the former manager of the Holiday Inn and King and his group stayed there in a previous visit and stuck them with a large bill left unpaid. The group was refused again the second time they returned for the Sanitation Worker’s Strike and the group had to go to the lesser desirable Lorraine.
“Adulterer, Communist sympathizer, pliagiarist, serial liar. MLK, Jr. Day is as phony a holiday as is Kwanza. Thankful Im working tomorrow.”
PING! I’d work MLK day for nothing!
He was an adulterous collie.
Commie. (Dang auto correct!)
Ah, he was just keepin’ it real.
So smoking killed him???
Truth is not hate.
I was just gonna say “don’t go dissin’ Lassie”! LOL
Lol..yeah that was pretty funny. :)
I have a relative who is totally wrapped up in the King Legacy. He claims to be a Christian and draws strength from his life. I question how a serial adulterer who cheated on his wife can be a moral role model for anyone.
Must have gone to a public screwel. Columbus was not an American. Nor was St. Valentine.
But it’s ok to smoke pot.
The weakness of mankind
We should have big Italian feasts on Columbus day.
He didn't know squat. And if he were alive today, he'd have his hand out with the other race hustlers. It's a stinking shame that he's a role model whereas Clarence Thomas and Condoleezza Rice are looked at with skepicism and/or contempt.
Hey, lighten up Francis.
The worst thing you can say to a leftist moron is:
"Martin Luther King was a Republican."