Yet Another Abysmal Holiday Failure to Publicize King's Condemnation of His Nation's Imperialist Wars.
With the exception of a CommonDreams reprint of King's "Beyond Vietnam", one is dumbfounded WHY
as usual, tragically, the progressive community’s editors and writers, including Afro-american writers, did NOT take advantage the national holiday for the most powerful and universally known progressive martyred American, whose 1967 -68 newspaper headlined anti-war, anti-imperialism, anti-international predatory capitalism speech remains completely media suppressed from public attention.
Our progressive alternate media writers did NOT seek to slam King’s thundering condemnations into the face of the world’s criminally insane oppressors,
did NOT headline in their articles the King that conglomerate entertainment/news has buried, namely,
King, the condemner of U.S. genocidal foreign policy,
King, the condemner of monstrously life taking wars of occupation in the defenseless third world,
King, the condemner of internationally predatory capitalism, and the fiery denouncer of commercial promotion of selfishness, disinterest in the crimes of the nation, and apathy and the acceptance of their connection with inequality at home.
Jesus, Jay Janson did his best all year*, but now that free alternate media's annual chance to throw light on big media’s forty year blackout of the King’s condemnations of U.S. government crimes and blistering criticism of the American nation's priorities has been lost for another year, a sinking feeling in the stomach corrects his erstwhile faith in the eventual effectiveness of America's non-capitalist, non-imperialist, pro peace and justice editors and writers.
Establishment TV has again reprogramed King's image into that of a heroic and model representative of America the Great, the Best, the Fairest (in its worldwide rule by corporate governance through war and financial coercion).
OpEdNews readers will forgive this writer's loss of journalistic detachment in bringing to their attention his bitter consternation and inability to understand mentors and peers not having given top priority to promoting King the 'Condemner' of the daily insanity, death and destruction we most certainly will continue to witness before the next King national holiday opportunity presents itself. At which time maybe everyone could please give it one's best shot at awakening public awareness of the existence of a posthumous unassailable iconic leader all peace and justice activists could have as an impervious protective shield out in front of their organizing actions.
* Eleven articles on the beyond the domestic, 'world' civil rights leader Martin Luther King:
January 21, 2008
MLK at 79 Would Still be Debating the Slaughters and Lies of Capitalist Imperialism
January 20, 2008
Corporate Media Keeps King 'in his place'! Buries King's Fiery Condemnation of US Wars
King thundered eloquently against U.S. genocidal imperialist wars, international predatory capitalism, factually denounced CIA overseas crimes, the cruel indifference and blind immorality of America. Corporate media blocks public knowledge of the fury of King's outcry over U.S. wars of occupation and the powerful and vehement anti war pronouncements from his Beyond Vietnam speech, that made bold headlines news around the world
February 13, 2007
King's Anguish versus Our Apathy Then and Now / Quote Rev. King Day, the 15th of EACH Month
Passages from King's Beyond Vietnam, if widely known, would be enough to make network entertainment/news current promotion of both Vietnam and Iraq military ventures as glorious look ridiculous at best or dastardly otherwise. King spoke firstly to the foreign lives so wantonly taken in the destruction of their homelands. That the 5th of each month be "Quote MLKjr Day" for peace and justice ctivists.
August 17, 2007
MLK Jr. & Acceptable Killing of Children by Air Strkes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia