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“Time To Rethink Martin Luther King Day”–The 2018 Edition



VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow writes: I’ve decided to keep on reposting my 2015 essay questioning the utility of Martin Luther King Day until we, so to speak, Overcome. (See 2016 , 2017 . Note that, while Robert E. Lee Day is fixed, Martin Luther King Day is set to be celebrated on the third Monday in January, and so fluctuates).

Infuriating to all who care about America and its history, this last year proved that traditions and heroes can indeed be attacked and undone, from the peerless Robert E. Lee to George Washington. But perhaps this is heartening to those of us who’ve had it with Martin Luther King Day—the wheel turns, and even that monstrous statue may one day be cut down to size.

Unfortunately, 2017 also made seem more likely the possibility I allude to below: that by 2027, when King’s FBI files are due to be released, criticism of him will be banned as “Hate Speech.” America took a real step toward totalitarianism in Charlottesville, VA, on August 12, when a lawful assembly protesting the proposed vandalism of a Robert E. Lee statue was repressed and physically attacked by elected, uniformed, civilian and paramilitary Democrats, followed by an obviously pre-planned nationwide pogrom against Dissident Right individuals and outlets that were not remotely connected with the rally (i.e. VDARE.com). Significantly, the publication of the Heaphy Report, which confirmed VDARE.com’s account of Leftist and police culpability, has made absolutely no difference to the MSM/ Ruling Class Narrative...because they DON’T WANT TO KNOW

Another ominous trend I note below is also in more evidence this year: radical Leftists asserting that MLK was one of them, as of course he was: e.g. If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce him, by Stephen W. Thrasher, The Guardian, January 15, 2018; Giving Up Patriotism and Integration Myths for MLK Day, by William C. Anderson, Truthout, 2018. Thus, typically, Anderson [Tweet him] writes
The currents of white supremacy that are intrinsic to the US political system should lead us to question the system's purpose and reason for existence.

The “system’s purpose and reason for existence,” of course, is that the American Republic was founded as, and remains in its essence, a white ethnostate. The cussword “ white supremacy” has simply come to mean the very existence of white America and, what the Left is desperate to prevent above all, its dawning self-awareness—as exemplified by its decisive vote for Donald Trump.

Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther KingHappy Robert E. Lee Day! His January 19 birthday was once widely celebrated across the South (it still is mentionable in Alabama) but during the Second Reconstruction has been quietly suppressed to the point where even such a devoted son of the Confederacy as American Renaissance’s Jared Taylor was unaware, when I talked to him on Sunday night, that its local variant in his and Lee’s state of Virginia, Lee-Jackson Day, was supposed to be celebrated last Friday. (Not surprisingly—it seems to have been recently crudely scrubbed from Virginia’s webpage).

But there’s a silver lining, sort of, in this tale of attempted historical lobotomy: it shows that public holidays come— and they go. Martin Luther King Day, rushed through Congress with Obamacare-style disregard of process in 1983, has been by now weighed in the balance for almost thirty years. It has inarguably (but unmentionably) been found wanting. It is time for it to go. Read more >>

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump–In Immigration Debate, Race Matters



President Trump "said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. ... I cannot believe ... any president has ever spoken the words that I ... heard our president speak yesterday."

So wailed Sen. Dick Durbin after departing the White House.

And what caused the minority leader to almost faint dead away?

Trump called Haiti a "s---hole country," said Durbin, and then asked why we don't have more immigrants from neat places "like Norway."

With that, there erupted one of the great media firestorms of the Trump era. On Martin Luther King Day, it was still blazing.

Trump concedes he may have disparaged Haiti, which, at last check, was not listed among "Best Places to Live" in the Western Hemisphere. Yet Trump insists he did not demean the Haitian people.

Still, by contrasting Norway as a desirable source of immigrants, as opposed to Haiti, El Salvador and Africa, Trump tabled a question that is roiling the West, the answer to which will decide its fate. Read more >>

On Martin Luther King Day: Will #MeToo Do To The MLK Myth What Plagiarism, Adultery, Communism, Haven’t—Yet?...



See also: “Time To Rethink Martin Luther King Day”–The 2017 Edition

The #MeToo witch-hunt is taking down Leftist Senators, celebrities and businessmen. Could it take down Martin Luther King, modern America’s greatest icon?

The truth about King has been there since the beginning for those who cared to look. Back in 1983, Meldrim Thomson Jr., the former governor of New Hampshire and a big supporter of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign, wrote a letter to then-President Reagan imploring him to veto the legislation establishing the holiday. Thomson denounced King as a man “of immoral character whose frequent associations with leading agents of communism is well established”. [ Honoring the King Myth , by John McManus, The New American, January 4, 1999]  Reagan responded, essentially conceding Thomson’s point but saying King’s image had become more important than reality:
On the national holiday you mentioned, I have the reservations you have, but here the perception of too many people is based on an image, not reality. Indeed to them, the perception is reality.

[ Reagan’s Doubts on Dr. King Disclosed, By Francis X. Clines, New York Times, October 22, 1983]

But perhaps this frankly-acknowledged Martin Luther King myth will not withstand the new wave of truth about him. It’s taken down John Conyers and Bill Cosby, hasn’t it?

And we shouldn’t be squeamish about examining the negative information about him on Martin Luther King Day. After all, Columbus Day is now an excuse for Leftists to take to social media to denounce him, as well as all Europeans. Why shouldn’t King get the same scrutiny? Read more >>

Fake News: WASHINGTON POST Evades Martin Luther King’s Communist Links



See also: “Time To Rethink Martin Luther King Day”–The 2017 Edition

As America braces for the annual fawn-fest on Martin Luther King Day (January 15), it’s worth noting that a recent revelation from the FBI archives might have threatened King’s hallowed status—if it had been honestly reported. But coverage in the Washington Post in particular exemplified what President Trump calls “fake news.”

On November 4, 2017, a secret FBI dossier on King, dated March 12, 1968, surfaced during the release of archival documents relating to the Kennedy assassination. [Read it: PDF] Sensitive information about King, under seal for decades by the FBI, suddenly turned up on Internet sites. Several news organizations publicized the revelations, including CBS News, CNN, the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Drudge Report, and other outlets. The Daily Mail posted a lengthy account titled, “FBI Report in New JFK Release Claims Martin Luther King Jr. had ‘All-Night Sex Orgy’ at Workshop for Church Ministers.” Read more >>
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