Klayman Loves MLK, Hates Obama

There are few things more ridiculous to me than when the right wing praises Martin Luther King and, for the older ones, talk about how inspiring he was to them. It’s not quite as ridiculous as when they claim he was one of them, but it’s still entertaining. Here’s Larry Klayman’s attempt to amuse me:

When I was a young boy, I watched scenes on television of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking and fighting for equal rights for blacks. Even at age 10, I was moved not only by his inspiring oratory but also his steadfast determination to bring freedom to his people; indeed bringing freedom to all oppressed people. Be you black or white, the civil rights leader, a true giant among men, even with his leftist connections, set the tone for a nation in ascension.

Could anyone actually believe this? I don’t see how anyone could. The way Klayman rants about imaginary socialists today (like Barack Obama, who is not remotely one), does anyone really think that he would have done anything but savage King as a communist if he’d been old enough? MLK was an actual socialist, an advocate of a guaranteed minimum income and mandatory full employment. Klayman would have turned him into the devil himself if he were writing columns then.

Today, our country, now in steep decline, is not so fortunate as to have a civil rights leader like King. Rather, sitting atop our corrupt government is a bigoted anti-white socialist, who it has become clear not only despises Caucasians, but also Christians and Jews of all stripes. He is a black Muslim in the subtler mold of Louis Farrakhan and Malcolm X – only repackaged and warmed over to have duped enough Americans to have voted him into the presidency in 2008 and 2012. This destructive and evil man, Barack Hussein Obama, is more dangerous than Farrakhan or X; he is the nominal leader of the free world, an ironic position given that his view of governance is hardly one that fights for and preserves freedom, but instead through words and deed seeks to snuff out liberty for nearly everyone whose skin color and inherent Muslim faith does not match his own.

See, Obama is a socialist! Never mind that corporate profits and the stock market are at all time highs, that the means of production are still firmly in the hands of private business (that is the definition of socialism, by the way) and that his policies are about as centrist as you can get. And apparently, in Klaymanland, he’s a Muslim who wants to snuff out liberty for Muslims. Very odd.

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  • John Pieret

    Very odd.

    Not really. Klayman is simply calling Obama the worst names is his repertoire that don’t actually involve the N-word.

  • Mr Ed

    Dead men make for great cultural heroes, you can project anything on them and they will never correct you. Better yet you can completely ignore any they said or did and guess what the would do if they were alive today.

    Below is a quote by famed secularist Cotton Mather advocating the teaching of evolution and rejecting school prayer

    Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!

  • U Frood

    seeks to snuff out liberty for nearly everyone whose skin color and inherent Muslim faith does not match his own.

    So everyone is inherently Muslim? But, the wrong kind of Muslim for Obama.

  • http://nwrickert.wordpress.com/ Neil Rickert

    There are few things more ridiculous to me than when the right wing praises Martin Luther King and, for the older ones, talk about how inspiring he was to them.

    MLK is safely dead, so it’s okay to praise him. Moreover, when they praise MLK, that allows them to delude themselves into believing that they are not racist. And, in turn, that allows them to go full racist in their attacks on Obama.

    Oops. I shouldn’t practice psychologizing without a license.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Yes, MLK was a Communist who hated everything good about this country, like America and Freedom and America, but compared to Obama he was a great man who, by comparison, loved everything good about this country, like America and Freedom and America.

  • dugglebogey

    The Stock Market ended on an all time high. The highest it has ever been in history!

    Obama is the WORST SOCIALIST EVER!

  • chrislu

    I read Dispatches because I am inherently lazy, and want synopses. This Klayman article-way too long. My mind drifted like it does with a very bad movie. This dreck drags. But I do have some compassion for Ed who has chosen this path. The agony!

  • caseloweraz

    Just for you, chrislu — a shorter, singable version of Klayman:

    Now when I was a young boy, I watched King on TV

    A-speakin’ and a-marchin’ so black folks could be free.

    But president Obama don’t look that way to me;

    His words and his deeds snuff our our li-ber-ty!

    He’s a Marxist Muslim, there has to be a twist:

    A Marxist Muslim is someone to resist.