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.