Tag: Russia Today TV

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Legacy and the Reality

Russia Today TV had some interesting takes on MLK day, saying that to a large extent Dr. King’s message had been hijacked and distorted for other purposes.  One citation mentioned a Pentagon official, Dr. Jeh Johnson, who wrote that because of the complexity and changed times today, Martin would support our wars in Af-Pak, etc.

Sorry, I can’t get the video to embed, but the link is below.

Hijacking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy…

… … American hero is invoked for various reasons. But once in a while, that legacy gets hijacked.  First there was Glenn Beck in a rally … , but that is wrong, argued Rudd. Like the movements lead by MLK, change can take place today by learning from the movements …

  Also, the Pentagon wrongly uses King to justify today’s wars.

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Hijacking Dr. Martin Luther KIng’s Jr’s Legacy

Last week I heard Cornell West say in a speech that MLK was the greatest human being produced in the United States, on U.S. soil.  I agree with Cornell West.  Take the poll.