50 Years Later

Posted: August 31st, 2013 by Militant Libertarian

Legendary equality, justice, and peace activist who championed character over the color of one’s skin is compared with warmongering corporate servant Obama … because of the color of his skin.

August 28, 2013 (Tony Cartalucci) – The differences between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and current US President Barack Obama could not be greater. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that they are both black. Yet somehow, Western media outlets have managed to draw parallels between these diametrically opposed figures – presumably because they are indeed both black. AP recently published an article titled, “Obama Embodies King’s Dream and His Struggle,” stated:

“The scheduled appearance later Wednesday of Obama, the first
African-American president, was certain to embody the fulfilled dreams
of hundreds of thousands who rallied there in 1963…”

Why? Merely because President Obama is black? Or because President Obama embodies any of the ideals of justice, equality, and peace that Martin Luther King Jr. championed for during life, and ultimately died for?

There is no greater way to defile the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. than to compare him with US President Barack Obama – a servant of an engine for the
greatest disparity, inequality, and injustice on Earth – driven by the very
corporate-financier interests King stood up against, was opposed by throughout
his entire life, and most likely was killed by.

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Image:
A visual representation of the corporate-financier special interests represented
by US President Barack Obama’s cabinet, past and present. 

Indeed, despite the left-leaning
facade President Obama displays publicly, his entire cabinet, past and present,
is a collection of corporate-financier special interests, warmongers, criminals,
and elitists who merely couch a corporate-fascist, self-serving agenda behind
well-meaning liberal-esque causes. A look at these characters more closely
reveals just this:

Timothy Geithner
(Secretary of the Treasury): Group of 30, Council on
Foreign Relations
, private Federal Reserve
Eric
Holder
(Attorney General): Covington
Burling
lobbying for Merck and representing Chiquita
International Brands
in lawsuits brought by relatives of people killed by
Colombian terrorists.
Eric Shinseki (Secretary of Veteran Affairs):
US Army, Council on
Foreign Relations
, Honeywell
director (military contractor), Ducommun director (military
contractor).
Rahm Emanuel (former Chief of Staff): Freddie
Mac

William Daley (former Chief of Staff): JP
Morgan
executive committee member
Jacob “Jack” Lew (Chief of
Staff) Council on
Foreign Relations
, Brookings
Institution
(Hamilton Project)

Susan
Rice
(UN Ambassador): McKinsey
and Company
, Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations
Peter
Orszag
, (former Budget Director): Citi
Group
, Council on Foreign Relations
Paul
Volcker
: Council on Foreign
Relations
, private Federal Reserve, Group of 30
Ronald
Kirk
(US Trade Representative): lobbyist,
part of Goldman Sachs, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts, and Texas Pacific Group
partnership to buyout Energy Future Holdings.
Lawrence Summers (National Economic Council
Director): World
Bank,
Council on
Foreign Relations,
Brookings Institution (Hamilton Project)


Image:
Brookings Institution’s corporate backers – clear very un-liberal, and clearly not the sort of interests Martin Luther King Jr. supported.

Of course, representation of the
Council on Foreign
Relations
and the Brookings
Institution (page 19, .pdf)
should give any genuine left-leaning liberal
pause for thought. These are think-tanks created by and for big business. The
Brookings Institution in particular is home of the very architects of “George
Bush’s” myriad of wars – as well as the wars now being waged under Obama.

In reality, Obama’s policy is driven by not
only the exact same corporate-financier interests that drove Bush’s, but in
fact, many of the exact same individuals are writing the policy versus nations
like Libya,
Syria,
and Iran
today who were behind “Bush’s” Iraq and Afghanistan wars – the consequences of
which still are reverberating. This is what is called, “continuity of agenda,”
with the feigned political proclivities of both Bush and Obama being nothing
more than carefully orchestrated theater to divide and distract the public as a
singular agenda transcends presidencies and perceived political lines.

King was also an Adamant Anti-War Activist

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech, should he still walk this world
today, would undoubtedly be taking the podium and speaking out against the latest war the US and its collaborators are gearing up for against Syria. He would undoubtedly have condemned the global war Obama has waged from
Mali to Libya, from Syria to Afghanistan and the borders of Pakistan, from Yemen
to Somalia, to Uganda and beyond.

In a speech given on April 4, 1967 in
New York City titled, “Beyond
Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence
,” King gives what is perhaps the widest
encapsulation of his philosophy and worldview, one that would undoubtedly
criticize and clash with the disingenuous US presidents of today, during their hollow celebrations of King’s iconic speech.

We should carefully reread King’s enlightening
speech criticizing the Vietnam War
which in part states [emphasis added]:

A true
revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, “This way
of settling differences is not just.
” This business of burning human beings with
napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting
poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending
men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and
psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love. A
nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual
death.

America, the richest and most powerful nation in the world, can
well lead the way in this revolution of values. There is nothing except a tragic
death wish to prevent us from reordering our priorities so that the pursuit of
peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war
. There is nothing to keep us
from molding a recalcitrant status quo with bruised hands until we have
fashioned it into a brotherhood.

The US preparing to attack Syria, citing a humanitarian catastrophe it itself intentionally engineered as early as 2007 to divide and destroy both Damascus and its allies in Tehran, is surely “not just.” Rushing to war with fabrications (again), is surely “not just.” Sidestepping international law to pursue a hegemonic war dressed up as a humanitarian intervention is surely “not just.”

It is safe to say that
America has not mended its ways and only traveled further down the dark path
King warned us of back in 1967. The man “leading” us, or at least the front-man
for the corporate-financier interests that drive America’s destiny, may honor
King with carefully contrived words and well orchestrated public stunts, but in
deeds and actions Obama and the corporate-financier elite that hold his leash, defile and dishonor King in every way imaginable.

If you want to honor
King and his life’s work, honor it by implementing the words he uttered while
alive, not by playing along with a system that resisted him until his death, and
has since dishonored and exploited his memory with disingenuous praise while
maliciously carrying out an agenda contra to everything King ever stood
for.

You can read and listen to the
whole April 4, 1967 speech, “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence” on
AmericanRhetoric.com.

Article source: http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2013/08/50-years-later-west-defiles-martin.html

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