Martin Luther King jr didn’t like government, he carried guns, he didn’t care about a “black” president, he cared about a “just” president, he didn’t want just freedom for himself and his followers, he wanted freedom for every man, woman and child. But your school teachers and news casters will never tell you any of that. 

I don’t really believe in “heroes” but MLK is one of the only modern figures who is deserving of such a title. The man stood up to every oppressive force with courage and an open heart; everyone from government & institutions to racists and ignorant small-minded idiots. It’s rare to find someone that’s so dedicated that they’re willing to fight and die for their own cause but MLK was about more than just his own cause, he was ready to die for the freedom of everyone. That’s selfless and that’s rare.

Most “activists” today are simply fighting for a better life for themselves. King saw beyond himself, he saw that neither he or his followers could be free unless everyone was free and for this the man was a visionary and a hero. That’s the thing about freedom, it’s not divisible. Either everyone is free to choose or no one is free to choose, there aren’t layers to the onion, you can’t restrict some and grant special privileges to others. Many say that if MLK was around today, he’d be proud of the progress we’ve made. Why, what’s changed? He didn’t believe in skin tone, he believed in character. To him, it wasn’t about a “black” man becoming president, it was about every man being free from the title of “black” or “white” and most of all being free form oppression.

But today, we have more oppression of humanity then ever before. If anything, more human rights are violated today then during the civil rights era. Governments spy on your every move, listen in on your every word, they lock people away in cages for vices as petty as smoking a naturally growing plant or missing a traffic sign. These people which harm no one are victimized simply because others have power over them. And these people with power routinely kill people both abroad and here at home for simply “not listening to orders”. This is freedom? You think MLK would have been proud of this? If so, you’ve misunderstood everything the man fought and died for.

pauliorra:

21st-century-classical-liberal:

pauliorra:

ameliated:

bad-dominicana:

skepticamongthefaithful:

kemetically-afrolatino:

source 1; source 2; source 3; source 4; source 5

WELP.


Stop what you are doing.
Read those.
Right now.
I’ll wait.
If you don’t want to read, I’ll explain the key bullet points, but please read them afterwords:
This is not “we didn’t protect him enough.”
This is not “the government screwed up some random detail or accidentally let his killer loose.”
The 111th Military Intelligence had a team taking pictures of his balcony during the assassination.
They brought in a Special Forces 8-Man Sniper Team from the 20th.
Memphis Police withdrew their regular protection detail from him.
A jury of 12 people, six black and six white, found the United States Government guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
YOUR GOVERNMENT. MY GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, SHOT AND KILLED DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. And the media never reported the case.
MLK was ASSASSINATED. By a government YOU PAY FOR.
I hate those posts where someone tries to pressure you into reblogging. I almost never ask you to reblog.
This shit is important.
Reblog this. I don’t care what kind of blog you have. I don’t care what you normally talk about.
Reblog this.

Does ANYONE bother to click on links??? The sources above are Wikipedia, The Examiner, Washington’s Blog, and two relatively shady websites with bare-bones material. 
Here is a better link.
The story appears to be true. Apparently, hardly anyone attended the three-and-a-half week trial. It is tragic that this is not taught in the history books.
Ah, wait, LOL, you’re a CONSPIRACY THEORIST if you question the official story, lol what am I saying!
Move along, nothing to see here. 

I’m requesting additional sources but this is pretty damning

A few more:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k383kA7p7vs
CNN reports the government-killing-King angle as a “conspiracy theory”. This is a common, convenient tactic used by government and media to dismiss actual evidence contrary to what is reported as the official story. 
Also, here is a link to the official transcript:
http://www.thekingcenter.org/civil-case-king-family-versus-jowers
From the transcript:

I think the testimony here that you’ve heard and the proof that you’ve heard indicates clearly there is more than just Mr. Jowers involved. He was a small-time greasy-spoon cafe operator who played a very small significant part in this case, if anything. If you will study over the reports I’ve provided for you and the exhibits, think about all the testimony that has been given here and what really happened, ladies and gentlemen, your verdict would have to be that the United States government, the FBI, the Memphis Police Department and others were involved in this conspiracy to murder Dr. King.
…
THE COURT: I understand the jury has reached a verdict. I’m going to bring them out. They’ve indicated that they want a picture of themselves. So I’m authorizing this gentleman to take one picture. He is going to make sure there are no additional copies. I’ll have copies made of them and send them to the jurors.
(Jury in.)
THE COURT: All right, ladies and gentlemen. I understand you reached a verdict. Is that correct?
THE JURY: Yes (In unison).
THE COURT: May I have that verdict.
(Verdict form passed to the Court.)
THE COURT: I have authorized this gentleman here to take one picture of you which I’m going to have developed and make copies and send to you as I promised. Okay. All right, ladies and gentlemen. Let me ask you, do all of you agree with this verdict?
THE JURY: Yes (In unison).
THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes. And the total amount of damages you find for the plaintiffs entitled to is one hundred dollars. Is that your verdict?
THE JURY: Yes (In unison).

PDF of transcript:
http://www.thekingcenter.org/sites/default/files/KING%20FAMILY%20TRIAL%20TRANSCRIPT.pdf
And a book you might look into:
http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/01/never-forget-the-us-government-conspired-to-kill-martin-luther-king/
Alternet also recognized it:
http://blogs.alternet.org/grantlawrence/2010/04/04/let-us-never-forget-jury-finds-conspiracy-in-the-murder-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/
I’m not surprised by any of this. It’s just sad that it’s not talked about. 
It’s probably “a bunch of BS, though”. Lol move along, keep going about your day.

Did you guys also know that MLK Jr plagiarized a lot of his work?
Source 1, Source 2, Source 3, Source 4
I don’t really care because I find MLK to be a great man and he gave his life for a cause that helped the entire human race, but still, he plagiarized his work.
Another fun fact that never gets reported.
As for the claim that MLK was assassinated by the government, yea, I thought this was common knowledge. 
MLK had full-time FBI surveillance following him around and yet, somehow, he was assassinated. Well, golly me, how did that slip through the cracks….
MLK was a hero, a plagiarist and a target. 

pauliorra:

21st-century-classical-liberal:

pauliorra:

ameliated:

bad-dominicana:

skepticamongthefaithful:

kemetically-afrolatino:

source 1; source 2; source 3; source 4; source 5

WELP.

Stop what you are doing.

Read those.

Right now.

I’ll wait.

If you don’t want to read, I’ll explain the key bullet points, but please read them afterwords:

This is not “we didn’t protect him enough.”

This is not “the government screwed up some random detail or accidentally let his killer loose.”

The 111th Military Intelligence had a team taking pictures of his balcony during the assassination.

They brought in a Special Forces 8-Man Sniper Team from the 20th.

Memphis Police withdrew their regular protection detail from him.

A jury of 12 people, six black and six white, found the United States Government guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.

YOUR GOVERNMENT. MY GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, SHOT AND KILLED DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. And the media never reported the case.

MLK was ASSASSINATED. By a government YOU PAY FOR.

I hate those posts where someone tries to pressure you into reblogging. I almost never ask you to reblog.

This shit is important.

Reblog this. I don’t care what kind of blog you have. I don’t care what you normally talk about.

Reblog this.

Does ANYONE bother to click on links??? The sources above are Wikipedia, The Examiner, Washington’s Blog, and two relatively shady websites with bare-bones material. 

Here is a better link.

The story appears to be true. Apparently, hardly anyone attended the three-and-a-half week trial. It is tragic that this is not taught in the history books.

Ah, wait, LOL, you’re a CONSPIRACY THEORIST if you question the official story, lol what am I saying!

Move along, nothing to see here. 

I’m requesting additional sources but this is pretty damning

A few more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k383kA7p7vs

CNN reports the government-killing-King angle as a “conspiracy theory”. This is a common, convenient tactic used by government and media to dismiss actual evidence contrary to what is reported as the official story. 

Also, here is a link to the official transcript:

http://www.thekingcenter.org/civil-case-king-family-versus-jowers

From the transcript:

I think the testimony here that you’ve heard and the proof that you’ve heard indicates clearly there is more than just Mr. Jowers involved. He was a small-time greasy-spoon cafe operator who played a very small significant part in this case, if anything. If you will study over the reports I’ve provided for you and the exhibits, think about all the testimony that has been given here and what really happened, ladies and gentlemen, your verdict would have to be that the United States government, the FBI, the Memphis Police Department and others were involved in this conspiracy to murder Dr. King.

THE COURT: I understand the jury has reached a verdict. I’m going to bring them out. They’ve indicated that they want a picture of themselves. So I’m authorizing this gentleman to take one picture. He is going to make sure there are no additional copies. I’ll have copies made of them and send them to the jurors.

(Jury in.)

THE COURT: All right, ladies and gentlemen. I understand you reached a verdict. Is that correct?

THE JURY: Yes (In unison).

THE COURT: May I have that verdict.

(Verdict form passed to the Court.)

THE COURT: I have authorized this gentleman here to take one picture of you which I’m going to have developed and make copies and send to you as I promised. Okay. All right, ladies and gentlemen. Let me ask you, do all of you agree with this verdict?

THE JURY: Yes (In unison).

THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes. And the total amount of damages you find for the plaintiffs entitled to is one hundred dollars. Is that your verdict?

THE JURY: Yes (In unison).

PDF of transcript:

http://www.thekingcenter.org/sites/default/files/KING%20FAMILY%20TRIAL%20TRANSCRIPT.pdf

And a book you might look into:

http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/01/never-forget-the-us-government-conspired-to-kill-martin-luther-king/

Alternet also recognized it:

http://blogs.alternet.org/grantlawrence/2010/04/04/let-us-never-forget-jury-finds-conspiracy-in-the-murder-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/

I’m not surprised by any of this. It’s just sad that it’s not talked about. 

It’s probably “a bunch of BS, though”. Lol move along, keep going about your day.

Did you guys also know that MLK Jr plagiarized a lot of his work?

Source 1Source 2Source 3Source 4

I don’t really care because I find MLK to be a great man and he gave his life for a cause that helped the entire human race, but still, he plagiarized his work.

Another fun fact that never gets reported.

As for the claim that MLK was assassinated by the government, yea, I thought this was common knowledge. 

MLK had full-time FBI surveillance following him around and yet, somehow, he was assassinated. Well, golly me, how did that slip through the cracks….

MLK was a hero, a plagiarist and a target. 

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I’ve told the kids in the ghettos that violence won’t solve their problems, but then they ask me, and rightly so; “Why does the government use massive doses of violence to bring about the change it wants in the world?” After this I knew that I could no longer speak against the violence in the ghettos without also speaking against the violence of my government — Martin Luther King Jr. (via loveinfamine)

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Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. — Martin Luther King Jr. (via thinksquad)

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The FBI had sex recordings of Martin Luther King Jr? 
thesmithian:

“Hoover saw the civil rights movement from the 1950s onward and the  anti-war movement from the 1960s onward, as presenting the greatest  threats to the stability of the American government since the Civil  War,” says [the author] in  particular Martin Luther King [Jr.] was an enemy…” Hoover  was intent on planting bugs around civil rights leaders—including  King—because he thought communists had infiltrated the civil rights  movement…Hoover had his intelligence chief bug King’s  bedroom, and then sent the civil rights leader a copy of the sex  recordings his intelligence chief had taken of King—along with an  anonymous letter from the FBI.
more.

The FBI had sex recordings of Martin Luther King Jr? 

thesmithian:

“Hoover saw the civil rights movement from the 1950s onward and the anti-war movement from the 1960s onward, as presenting the greatest threats to the stability of the American government since the Civil War,” says [the author] in particular Martin Luther King [Jr.] was an enemy…” Hoover was intent on planting bugs around civil rights leaders—including King—because he thought communists had infiltrated the civil rights movement…Hoover had his intelligence chief bug King’s bedroom, and then sent the civil rights leader a copy of the sex recordings his intelligence chief had taken of King—along with an anonymous letter from the FBI.

more.

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Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fun fact I learned this weekend; MLK’s birth name was Michael King, Jr.

Both he and his father Martin Luther King, Sr. (who was also born Michael King) changed their first names to Martin Luther to honor Martin Luther, the admired German priest and professor of theology who initiated the Protestant Reformation. 

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