War criminals shame King legacy

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Eugene Puryear
August 28, 2013

What should be a great moment in history has turned into a shameful one. On Aug. 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of Black Americans and their allies streamed into Washington, D.C., demanding jobs and freedom, determined to force back the injustice of Jim Crow and the unfulfilled promises of the so-called American Dream.

Many people spoke that day. John Lewis represented the precocious and heroic young generation of student freedom fighters, while A. Phillip Randolph was a living bridge to a previous generation of strugglers. The gospel queen Mahalia Jackson gave voice to the spirit of the movement, and Martin Luther King emerged as the central leader of the Southern Freedom Movement while sharing his now famous dream.

On the 50th anniversary of this momentous day, the legacy has been sullied and trashed. The keynote speech will be given by a world-class war monger, one who has the audacity to speak in honor of Dr. King while preparing war in Syria. It will also feature presentations by a man who coldly threw poor people off welfare rolls, illegally bombed several countries, unrepentantedly killed 1 million Iraqis via sanctions and accelerated the incarceration of millions of Blacks. And if that is not enough, the stage will also be darkened by the shadow of the good friend of the murdering, torturing Shah of Iran, the man who fired his United Nations ambassador for attending a social function where a Palestinian envoy happened to be present.

Read:
http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/war-criminals-shame-king-march-on-washington.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Just The Messenger

News, Politics & Opinion

therevolutionaryact.com/

Be revolutionary. Tell the Truth.

The New Americana

Conservatism isn't dead

Psychology Corner

Everyday Psychology

Brave Girls Club

Life-Changing Fun for Women

StupidpartyLand

A voice of reason in the land of Stupidparty, pointing out the banal and often contradictory positions in StupidpartyLand, USA.

SecularVoices.org

Be Rational. Be Outspoken. Be Heard.

Art & Life Notes

Zooming in on the the big picture

Global Watchdog

Media Accountability Coalition

TFN Insider

The Official Blog of TFN and the TFN Education Fund

76 CRIMES

The struggle to repeal 76 countries’ anti-gay laws and release gay prisoners there

Kansas Exposed

Challenging the official story...

The Progressive Cynic

Modern American politics is filled with partisanship, legalized corruption and extremism. On this site you will find articles on a variety of subjects and points of view that are not normally portrayed in the corporate media--don’t expect any sugar-coating, pandering or interest money propaganda here.

Tiny House Design

Design a More Resilient Life

Modern Atheist .org

Replacing belief with wonder - and understanding.

D.A.W.N. Democracy Against War Now

|| Do unto others as you would like to be done onto || Give as you would like to receive || Love thy neighbour as thyself ||

%d bloggers like this: