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?

Paradoxically, it would most likely be the Politically Correct who would purge Martin Luther King were he around today. Despite being an ordained minister, King was an adulterer who frequented prostitutes, something the Main Stream Media was well aware of but concealed for fear of damaging his cause.

To this day, King’s adultery and whore-mongering is still glossed over and covered up by the MSM. Thus the filmmakers behind “Selma” intentionally cut out parts of the script that revealed King’s penchant for prostitutes [Filmmaker Won’t Show Martin Luther King In Bed With A Prostitute, New York Daily News, January 16, 2010].

King didn’t just cheat on his wife but may have even abused the women he was using sexually. Pulitzer prize-winning biographer David Garrow wrote about an incident when King went to Norway to accept the Nobel Peace Prize.

Members of his entourage were found running after naked or near-naked prostitutes in the Oslo hotel where they were staying. Only a desperate appeal to hotel security saved them from being thrown out.

[Martin Luther King Jr.: The Other Side of The Story, by Hunter Wallace, Occidental Dissent, January 19, 2015]

Women typically don’t run from men with their clothes off unless something is seriously wrong. It’s not like prostitutes are prudes who are easily offended. What was actually occurring? Did these women consent to the acts of King and his entourage?

The FBI secretly monitored King for years. In the build-up to the vote on recognizing a national holiday in honor of King, a retired FBI official wrote to his senator about the “muck” the FBI had collected on King. This “muck” is in the FBI files in “the form of transcripts, recordings, photos and logs.” Brennan also wrote that King “could be bestial in his sexual abuse of women.” (Emphasis Added).

These files were ordered to be sealed for 50 years by a federal court order in 1977. When they are released in 2027, will any of those records contain new evidence that King engaged in the type of “sexual misconduct” targeted by the #MeToo movement? For example, did King ever engage in unwanted sexual advances or use a position of power to unduly influence a woman into a sexual relationship?

We don’t need to wait until 2027 to get a glimpse of what’s in store because a 20-page report on King by the FBI was inadvertently released last year when some JFK files were declassified. [Martin Luther King, Jr., A Current Analysis, March 12, 1968, FBI.gov PDF] It detailed the orgies that King routinely set up around the country [JFK File: FBI Monitored Martin Luther King’s ‘Abnormal’ Sex Life of Orgies, Hookers and Joan Baez, By Tom Porter, Newsweek, November 4, 2017]. In one such orgy, the FBI reported that when a female participant “shied away from engaging in an unnatural act, King and other of the males present discussed how she was to be taught and initiated in this respect.”

“Taught and initiated?!” That’s one way to describe it. Another is “pressured and coerced.” There are similarities to the grooming gangs which plagued Rotherham.

Additionally, one of King’s closest friends, Reverend Ralph Abernathy, in his 1989 autobiography claimed that King hit one mistress so hard that she fell back over a hotel bed. [A Bitter Battle Erupts Over the Last Hours of Martin Luther King, by James Kunen, Jane Sanderson, Tom Nugent, and Elizabeth Velez, People, October 1989]

It will also be interesting to see how those who expressed theatrical disgust about President Trump’s bawdy comments on the Access Hollywood tapes would react to King profane and blasphemous statements, which make Trump’s seem tame. Biographer Garrow wrote that King told a friend “I’m away from home 25 to 27 days a month. F*****g’s a form of anxiety reduction.” Historian Taylor Branch wrote that the FBI had recorded King yelling “I’m f*****g for God! I’m not a negro tonight!” [Sex tapes, FBI smears, and the double life of an all to human saint: The other side to the Martin Luther King story, Daily Mail, August 31, 2013]

The plain fact is that not just King’s saintlike image, but practically his entire life, is a lie. King was awarded a PhD in systematic theology in 1955 but it was discovered in 1991 that King plagiarized entire sections of his thesis. [Boston U. Panel Finds Plagiarism by Dr. King, New York Times, October 11, 1991]

This plagiarism should have gotten King expelled if it had been known in 1955. At the very least, he would not have been awarded a PhD.

And this was not King’s only brush with copying from others without proper attribution. Even his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech heavily borrowed from a speech given by a different black pastor the decade before [Bummer. Martin Luther King Stole “I Have A Dream Speech” From Black Republican, By Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit, January 20, 2008]

Not only was King’s philandering a blatant contradiction of his supposedly Christian beliefs, it’s doubtful he even had any at all. During his time as a student at Crozer Theological Seminary, King concluded that central tenets of Christianity such as the virgin birth, the divinity of Christ and even the Resurrection were not to be taken literally. He wrote: “The orthodox attempt to explain the divinity of Jesus in terms of an inherent metaphysical substance within him seems to me quite inadaquate (sic)… So that the orthodox view of the divinity of Christ is in my mind quite readily denied.” [The Humanity and Divinity of Jesus, King, Martin Luther, Jr., The King Papers, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, November 29, 1949 to February 15, 1950]

Significantly, King supported the 1962 Supreme Court decision ending prayer in school which he claimed was necessary in a “pluralistic society.”  [MLK Jr. on Prayer in Schools, By Ed Brayton, Patheos, February 4, 2012].

Social conservatives also somehow manage to overlook King’s fierce advocacy of birth control and his acceptance of the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood. In his acceptance speech, read by his wife Coretta Scott King, King drew parallels between his efforts and Sanger’s:

There is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger’s early efforts… She launched a movement which is obeying a higher law to preserve human life under humane conditions. Margaret Sanger had to commit what was then called a crime in order to enrich humanity, and today we honor her courage and vision; for without them there would have been no beginning. Our sure beginning in the struggle for equality by nonviolent direct action may not have been so resolute without the tradition established by Margaret Sanger and people like her.

[Family Planning – A Special and Urgent Concern, By Martin Luther King Jr., Planned Parenthood, May 1966]

To get an idea of what the people who knew King in real life actually thought of him, look no further than former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. She was disgusted with King and told historian Arthur Schlesinger that King was a “phony” who was drunk at her husband’s funeral and made inappropriate jokes mocking the service. Jackie said that she couldn’t see pictures of him without thinking “that man’s terrible” .[MLK was ‘phony’ and ‘tricky,’ Jackie O said in 1964 interview, by Larry McShane, The New York Daily News, September 9, 2011]

Notoriously, in its quest for respectability Conservatism Inc. now tries to maintain, with no evidence, that he was a socially and fiscally conservative Republican who opposed race-based government programs like Affirmative Action. Even a Washington Post editorial made this preposterous claim last year, part of the long-standing campaign to position King as far more centrist than he actually was [Martin Luther King Jr. was a True Conservative, January 15, 2017]

The method: take a few quotes from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech out of context and creatively interpret the words to align with conservative dogma e.g. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Real Message, by Jonah Goldberg, Townhall, August 28, 2013.

But despite the claims of many conservative pundits, there is no evidence King was ever a registered Republican. [MLK was a Republican and other myths, by John Blake, CNN, January 18, 2016]. King went so far as to smear Barry Goldwater’s 1964 campaign, the catalyst for the modern conservative movement, as showing signs of “Hitlerism” . [From Barry Goldwater to the Tea Party, by Steven Hayward, The Federalist, September 23, 2014]

In his wide-ranging 1965 Playboy interview, King openly mocked Goldwater and expressed support for numerous “big government” ideas. King even proposed a federal program to provide assistance to blacks that can only be described as a race-based redistribution of wealth and estimated its cost at 50 billion dollars which would, accounting for inflation, be equal to almost 400 billion dollars today. King also advocated many federal programs that later came into existence such as the preferential treatment in hiring practices for blacks over whites. [Alex Haley Interviews Martin Luther King Jr., By Alex Haley, Playboy Magazine, January 1965]

And any neoconservatives who think King would support their foreign policy agenda need to look no further than King’s adamant opposition to the war in Vietnam and his repeated denunciations of militarism. [MLK’s vehement condemnation of militarism are more relevant than ever, By Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian, January 2013]

Far from being conservative, King aligns with the Black Lives Matter movement and the Democratic Socialists of America.

But this won’t stop the pious claims made by Beltway Right hacks every MLK day that King would be standing with them.

It seems startling to remember the Cold War grounds on which Senator Jesse Helms opposed the King holiday: his “frequent associations with leading agents of communism.” Of course, this is now beyond dispute after the recent FBI document release

The hypothesis that King’s opposition to the Vietnam War was at the behest of foreign Communism has still not been verified. But there’s more information to come, when (and if) the FBI finally releases all its files on King in 2027.

Leftists who claim to be outraged by President Trump’s sexual conduct already need to explain their silence on King.

It will be amusing if we discover, after all their hyperventilating about “treason” because of Trump’s supposed “collusion” with Russia, that it was Martin Luther King who conspired with the Soviet Union to stab American troops in the back.

 

 

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