During the weeks of "I Have a Dream' celebrations, this writer could find no mention of Dr. King's blazing condemnation of US wars for profit by any of King's family and friends, who also during the dedication ceremony of the King Monument had avoided all mention of King's condemnation of America's atrocity wars and covert violence for profit. (At the monument, the sole exception was Martin Luther King III, who noted mildly in one short passing sentence, that his father had been against the war in Vietnam.) 
The leaders of the socialist governments of Latin America, the next target for CIA civil wars manufacture and overthrow, could have gone on the offensive by reminding the world through their TelSure TV network, that America's hero Martin Luther King, promoted as a loyal patriotic American, had described in detail, America's history of betraying Vietnamese allies and arranging for their reconquering by the French colonial army, and had and had spoken of crimes against the people of Latin America. In his Beyond Vietnam sermon King had pointed out, "During the past ten years, we have seen emerge a pattern of suppression which has now justified the presence of U.S. military advisors in Venezuela. This need to maintain social stability for our investments accounts for the counterrevolutionary action of American forces in Guatemala. It tells why American helicopters are being used against guerrillas in Cambodia and why American napalm and Green Beret forces have already been active against rebels in Peru." 
No one follows in King's Beyond Vietnam - a Time to Break Silence footsteps
King is no longer here among us, but someone should remind everyone that the inhuman cruelty of bank profits based colonialism that imprisoned and enslaved millions of Africans, introducing and legalizing the use of a type of heinously barbaric slavery unknown in the ancient world, is still very much with us in more sophisticated but no less hideous form in loss of life within the neo-colonized majority of Mankind.
Yours truly wonders how many in the Black community understand that the white establishment promoted King upstairs to be the only American with a three day holiday on his birthday, surely, to get his revolutionary image as a leader off the street where he inspired action, and upstairs in the clouds, where he could be remade into a loyal supporter of the America at permanent war. With the verdict of local and federal government involvement that ended the the Memphis trial of a lawsuit brought by the King family, a logical conclusion, that King was assassinated to protect the safety of the trillions of dollars invested in wars he had become a danger to, was given confirmation, for the government the court found guilty, as President Franklin Roosevelt long ago had written in a letter to Colonel House, "has been owned by a financial element in the centers of power since the days of Andrew Jackson."
How many parents teach their children quotes from "Beyond Vietnam," such as:
"far more than devastating the hopes of the poor at home. It was sending their sons and their brothers and their husbands to fight and to die in extraordinarily high proportions relative to the rest of the population. We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. And so we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable to seat them together in the same schools. And so we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago. We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. And so we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together ... watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago."
Keep in mind that these bitter words by King were spoken four years after "I Have a Dream, and made those earlier words sound like King had had a dream.
Corporate media has successfully buried these fiery words of King, the enemy of US investment wars, along with his body. The American empire of wealthy usurious speculating investment banking needs the support of the Black community for its permanent wars, and the use of its young men to fight and die in them. There was on the Internet until recently, a picture that was worth more than the proverbial thousand words: Power broker David Rockefeller, with his arm around a young Senator Barack Obama! (Rockefeller's confidants, the Dulles brothers, Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski have had a hand in running US "police action' wars from Korea onward.)  )
When Obama followed Wall Street-owned media's slander in calling the head of the African Union (who did much so to promote the welfare of black Libyans in his prosperous nation and protect all Africans from European and Arab neo-colonialism), a brutal dictator , Black America seemed to go along with Obama as much as white America did. If Rev. Dr. King had been alive would Obama have dared to defame a hero of Africa, who had liberated his Libya, then the poorest nation in Africa, from British and French control and built it up through his Green Book Arab Socialist democracy to be the most prosperous, with a UN quality of life designation of the 53rd highest in the world, higher than nine European nations including Russia, with fine free health care and university education and housing for all its citizens in a decentralized and anti-wage capitalism society.
If King had been still alive, and watching that same, monolithic in deceit, US media cartel that had lied about Vietnam, could it so pathetically easy to have convinced the public that there were mass demonstrations when there were none, only arranged groups of only hundreds, and convinced its audience that peaceful demonstrators were fired upon, without producing one single photo or video of such firing? 
With an 82 year old anti-US wars King listening, could President Obama have ordered the destruction of this prosperous oil and gold rich nation of only 6 million inhabitants with missiles and laser guided bombs alongside allied warplanes of the former colonial masters of Libya, Britain and France, Obama wildly claiming with absolutely no documentation, that the Libyan armed forces were killing its own people, claiming that Libyan soldiers had raped a woman as added pretext. 
Would King not have railed at his countrymen that this destruction of yet another defenseless nation, could not be an acceptable act of a typically warm, confident, gracious and noble African American? King would have known of early Reuters and even BBC reporting of gruesome racist execution of 50 black Libyan soldiers during the the initial days of violence called for from a London CIA exile organization, would have known that once heavily armed gangs had taken over Benghazi, few reports came out. King and his organization would not have allowed war media to black out videos, even now still available on Internet, of nearly a million Libyans wildly demonstrating for Green Book Libya  and Gadaffi, desperately hoping to gain the world's attention, as French and British warplanes were bombing into defenselessness, their Libyan army and militias.
But wait, excuse the supposition, but had he escaped assassination, WITH THE MORAL STATURE GAINED IN LEADING THE HALTING OF SEGREGATION , KING MIGHT VERY WELL, HAVE LED AMERICA TO HAVE BROUGHT A HALT TO THE ABSURD SLAUGHTER OF MILLIONS OF SOUTHEAST ASIANS - the way he had led the halting of legalized racist crime. Yours truly challenges his dear readers to imagine the impossibility that a leader of men like King will someday interfere with the usurious speculative war investment banking of neo-colonial power that still rules most of the world, as if the mass of homo sapiens were destined to be saps forever.
To begin with, had King continued to escape assassination, that runaway CIA fed war promoting media disinforming the public with the silliest of lies, would have continued to be a target for King as it was in his Beyond Vietnam sermon. Not only Black America would have listened to King, but all Americans, who were ashamed and angry as King was for the wanton taking of innocent lives of rice farming families on the Indochinese peninsula.
If seems to follow, if the lies justifying the bombings and occupation of Vietnam, had been heavily prosecuted with prison sentences resulting, there would have been no US Navy shelling of Beirut, no invasions of Panama, Grenada, Nicaragua, no years of US backed massacres in El Salvador and Guatemala, no CIA with its Pakistan and Saudi branches putting a successful Islamic terror war on a women liberating Kabul government to draw the Soviets into a trap, no 9/11 backlash, no cold-blooded taking of over a million lives in Iraq, no continuing occupation war on the entire innocent nation of Afghanistan, no destruction of Libya and Syria, and ultimately, through that prosecution, a greatly diminished power of media to deceive the public into liking wars that would then be understood to be meant to serve private predatory overseas investments.
With King still alive at 74, could an obvious oreo cookie* like Gen. Colin Powell have brought off his embarrassing UN General Assembly false presentation of Iraq weapons of mass destruction that would convince a majority of the public to at least acquiesce to the brutal invasion and occupation of Iraq under claims that Saddam Hussein (who had been a Reagan-Rumsfeld tool and close associate) was a threat to anyone but the Iranians America had aided him to war against? * [slang, idiomatic, mildly pejorative) A black person that appears to the community to embody the social and cultural features of a white person.]