Censoring Martin Luther King

The grievance industry that pretends to embrace Martin Luther King's speech of fifty years ago today has been actively suppressing a key message he delivered on the Washington Mall that historic day. Neoneocon, writing at Legal Insurrection, points out that many transcripts of the speech omit this warning he issued:

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

The cup of bitterness has been on the menu of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Benjamin Jealous as the lead item for decades now. Many of the speeches that were heard last Saturday on the Mall, when teachers' unions sponsored a commemoration were full of grievance.

And even worse, Dr. King's warning has been consigned to the memory hole. Neoneocon writes:

I also noticed that, in quite a few of the somewhat condensed versions of King's speech that appear online, that warning does not appear (for example, this site omits it). In fact, it was so often omitted in online versions that I began to wonder whether it only appeared in the published text and King had actually omitted it in his delivered remarks.

But no; you can hear it here, beginning at minute 7:37.

On this day, of all days, we should hold the grievance industry up for ridicule on their censoring of Dr. King.

 

The grievance industry that pretends to embrace Martin Luther King's speech of fifty years ago today has been actively suppressing a key message he delivered on the Washington Mall that historic day. Neoneocon, writing at Legal Insurrection, points out that many transcripts of the speech omit this warning he issued:

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

The cup of bitterness has been on the menu of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Benjamin Jealous as the lead item for decades now. Many of the speeches that were heard last Saturday on the Mall, when teachers' unions sponsored a commemoration were full of grievance.

And even worse, Dr. King's warning has been consigned to the memory hole. Neoneocon writes:

I also noticed that, in quite a few of the somewhat condensed versions of King's speech that appear online, that warning does not appear (for example, this site omits it). In fact, it was so often omitted in online versions that I began to wonder whether it only appeared in the published text and King had actually omitted it in his delivered remarks.

But no; you can hear it here, beginning at minute 7:37.

On this day, of all days, we should hold the grievance industry up for ridicule on their censoring of Dr. King.

 

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