Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. against the "triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism."
MURDERED exactly ONE YEAR later on the 1st anniversary of this rousing speech, railing against the PTB who profit handsomely betting on death, destruction and murder of people of color.
While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the Poor People’s Campaign to address issues of economic justice. Dr. King was also a fierce critic of US foreign policy and the Vietnam War.If Dr. King were alive today and not have been MURDERED by how own government, he'd surely be admonishing the PTB for their gleeful slaughter of Iraqi's; Afghans; Pakistani's and Yemeni people, while aiding and assisting Apartheid Israel in their slaughter of the indigenous Palestinians and the Lebanese.
Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned New York City.
"I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice."
In his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he delivered at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4th, 1967, a year-to-the-day before he was assassinated, Dr. King called the United States, quote, “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” Time magazine called the speech “demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi.”
The Washington Post said King, quote, “diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people.”
Excerpts from Dr. King's "Beyond Vietnam" sermon"It must be clear that the leaders of Hanoi considered the presence of American troops in support of the Diem regime to have been the initial military breach of the Geneva Agreement concerning foreign troops. And they remind us that they did not begin to send troops in large numbers and even supplies into the South, until American forces had moved into the tens of thousands.Source: Democracy Now
Hanoi remembers how our leaders refused to tell us the truth about the earlier North Vietnamese overtures for peace, how the President claimed that none existed when they had clearly been made."
"We are adding cynicism to the process of death, for they must know after the short period there that none of the things we claim to be fighting for are really involved. Before long, they must know that their government has sent them into a struggle among Vietnamese, and the more sophisticated surely realize that we are on the side of the wealthy and the secure, while we create a hell for the poor."
"Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America, who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours. "
"The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality—and if we ignore this sobering reality, we will find ourselves organizing clergy- and laymen-concerned committees for the next generation. They will be concerned about Guatemala and Peru. They will be concerned about Thailand and Cambodia."
"A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth with righteous indignation. It will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, "This is not just."
Where are the clergy, including Rabbis who should be rousing the faithful to raise hell about these abominiations in the ME and SW Asia? Or do they look the other way so they can remain tax-exempt, even as they violate those IRS rules when telling their flock who to vote for?
What God do they serve?
What did the 'paper of record, the New York Times have to say about King's murder?
A NEGRO IS KILLED IN MEMPHIS
The patsy set up to take the fall for MLK's murder was James Earl Ray, who as captured in London's Heathrow Airport with several passports.
How does a poor white guy from nowhere manage to obtain several alias passports? After three days of 'enhanced interrogation,' Ray confessed to MLK's murder, but later recanted that confession.
Later ballistic tests on the Remington Gamemaster 760 .30-06-caliber rifle used to kill Dr. King proved inconclusive.
Who helped James Earl Ray escape from the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967?
In March 1998, The judge who allowed the gun tests was removed from the case.What, no lap dances at a 'tittie' bar, while snorting cocaine and drinking copious amounts of booze and darkly hinting that you and your devout Muslim buddies are going to hit America?
A small radio with Ray's former inmate number from the Missouri prison was found with the rifle and a bundle authorities say he dropped while fleeing.
Death of MLK Still a Mystery by Professor Wilkes of the University of Georgia School of Law
Dr. King preached a message of love, peace and understanding, scolding the bankers who made huge profits off the subjugation and death of others and for this, he was murdered.
Just like another man Dr. King admired, who also taught people about love, peace and understanding 2,000 years ago and exposed the bankers of that time for being greedy bastards and for that, he too was murdered.