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Of course, being a leftist, Dreier automatically favors cutting the defense budget, since he obviously believes America has no external threats and does not need any defense at all. Even for someone like him, however, it is an insult to King’s memory to write that he “would probably be working with unions, religious organizations and activist groups such as Code Pink to cut the defense budget.” To anyone who thinks the antics of Code Pink, led by the extremist radical leftist Medea Benjamin, have anything in common with what King believed is delusional.

Dreier is also sure that King would be supportive of the campaign for a higher minimum wage, the anti-Walmart movement, boycotting the Gap, etc. One could just as well argue that King might have taken the time to read serious black authors like Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele, and even consult with Dr. Ben Carson, and have ended up reevaluating some of his early left-leaning ideas and concepts. King, after all, was not averse to challenging his conceptions, and he might have concluded that the much-heralded Great Society programs he once favored had failed, and that new approaches had to be taken to deal with the question of poverty and the road to restoring equality of opportunity.

Professor Dreier concludes that the best way to honor King’s memory “is to continue his struggle for social justice.” That term, which should be quickly retired, is the Left’s euphemism for adhering to bankrupt liberal/left bromides that have failed to solve the very problems its adherents believe they are addressing.

Let us honor Dr. King’s heroic fight against racism in our past, and honor his desire to right the wrongs that still exist by coming up with our own programs and ideas based on conservative principles. The surest way to guarantee further defeat is to pursue the goals enunciated by Peter Dreier.

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Yes, I regretfully also read that WaPo Outlook piece, and as with so much of WaPo's copy, it caused me to throw up in my mouth a little.

So the Left co-opts MLK for whatever bee happens to be in their bonnets this week...not a surprise for a philosophy that is morally bankrupt that it has to resort to "Dead Celebrity Endorsements" of it's agenda.

I was left wondering where this hogwash would end...will one day some tenured neo-Marxist neckbeard write that George Washington's Continentals suffered through the winter encampment at Valley Forge so that homosexuals could force a Catholic or Mormon church to "marry" them?
Did Teddy Rossevelt's Rough Riders charge San Juan Hill to prevent a Wal-Mart from being built there so that local minority and woman-owned businesses could continue to profit ?

With the Left, no absurdity is too far-fetched. Howard Zinn had already re-written our history,(or did he merely affix his name to the draft copy drawn up in the KGB Cultural Warfare bureau?), while Michael Belleisles went and won himself a major academic prize for ...making sh!t up...to support the notions of unilateral citizen disarmament advocates.
And then there's our favorite non-Native American academic,(get lost Elizabeth Warren!), Ward Churchill.

The Washington Post, like so much of the MSM print media, is best read only by caged parakeets and other avians. Only a bird-brain would accept the malarkey that they print.
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I was going to delete your comment, since it has literally nothing to do with the post. But since you cite Evans' answer to my review of his book, which Diana West has put up on her website, here is the link to my actual review:http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/The%20Enemy%20Within.html

Anyone who bothers to read it will see immediately that not only was I fair to Evans, but will see the many points he refuses to even try to address. It is the game of West's defenders to always cite Evans retort, without giving readers a link to my actual review.
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Defeating black radicalism is the number one issue of our era. It ultimately threatens the country's existence. Whites and "inauthentic" minorities must stop feeling guilty. The majority of black people have to grow up and start acting like adults. We don't owe them anything.
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Funny how Radosh and the many others that fit his mold used Blacks against Whites in this country yet want to keep "their" country (Israel) ethnically pure.

In the name of MLK and Civil Rights isn't it time for the Palestinians to return to their land and for Israel to stop being racist? Hmmmm?
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First Mr. Radosh I want to thank you for this and most all of your work. My father had a friend named Karl Prussian. He was a communist operative then he turned to the FBI and reported to them from the inside, further chiding my father for allowing my sister to attend Humboldt State University as that was his most fertile recruiting ground. While the Dr. King holiday was being discussed in DC Karl was whisked off to DC testify before a closed committee. He testified that he had seen MLK as well as Cesar Chavez at communist meetings. It has been my view that MLK after achieving Civil Rights he detoured to Social Justice which is where he was courted by them. MLK never fully embraced them but he did allow himself to get into the anti-war movement which was inspired by them, we have the KGB reports of disinformation campaigns against our effort. Thank You Mr. Radosh for breaching this wall, that is brave.
Now to gwilym and feralCat of course you are entitled to your opinion but not facts. Whittaker Chambers was a Communist and he changed sides as well as Ms. Bentley and many many more and they denounced it. Mr. Radosh has championed America and those that defend it with true history as a historian. If you wish to defend Ms. West go ahead but be honest about it. Mr. Radosh is a Historian, Ms West describes herself as a reporter, they sometimes go to press too soon. I saw her promote her book before this erupted and I had sleight issues with her talk but still we ARE on the same side.
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Why is the left so blind to Margaret Sanger's real intention for starting planned parenthood. I find it hard to believe that our president and his wife have never ? who started Planned Parenthood. It is the biggest lie to the African American population today. Margaret's plan is being implemented by the very people she wished to annihilate. Planned Parenthood is the best example of racism and even MLK fell for this evil disguised as good.
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I'm growing weary of the deification of Martin Luther King. I frankly don't care if that is considered heresy, or not There is much to admire about the man, but there is also much to disagree. Does the good outweigh the bad - absolutely. Was King somebody worthy to bow the knee? Not hardly.

King doesn't rank anywhere near the greatest men of American history, much less be mentioned in the same breath as Abraham Lincoln. And those the two the greatest orators in American history? Not even close.

A casual read of Daniel Webster and Patrick Henry show a talent well beyond anything Martin Luther King could produce - and it original from Webster and Henry. King had a style and delivery, but hardly the deep thinker. King's best material was parroting from the Bible. I can show you many a preacher than can deliver a sermon equally as mesmerizing.

I don't minimize King and I am glad he's recognized for his work. But this almost god like quality we have bestowed on MLK is pretentious to say the least and stinks of sanctimony from many whites wanting to appear enlightened.

Not only was King a hypocrite, serial philandering preacher, but most of his material was plagiarized. I see a little too much Barack Obama
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I'm really tired of this Radosh character's pretending to have been on the front-line during the Cold War. He was on the enemy's side, for most of it.

When did he ever risk his scrawny neck? No, I didn't risk mine, either, but I'm lucky enough to be twenty-five years younger. I do know, from personal experience, what a communist country looks like (it's as grim as you would imagine), but I'm not aware that Radosh has ever set foot inside of one.

Now we get the aptly named "Dave Swindle", who couldn't write a decent article, if his life depended on it, proclaiming Radosh, "The Most Valuable Historian Exposing Marxism's Long War Against America."

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He is now pretending to be a conservative so he can sell Zionism to conservatives. Like most neocons with his background.
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"I was going to delete your comment..."

Once a stalinist, always a stalinist, Ronald - isn't that the way it works?
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He did delete one of my two comments. Of course, since it's deleted know one is suppose to know.
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During the late 1960s the "civil rights movement" was hijacked by the extreme left-wing of the Democrat Party.
Our modern race-hustlers are far less interested in getting EQUALITY that in getting EVEN. Racial double standards, even a fashionable new black racism, are practiced blatantly. Barack Obama (ever with charming Cheshire grin and teleprompter eloquence) wants to appear blameless but is clearly complicit in this spewing of racial poison. MLK said "I have a dream" but we have a nightmare.
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It wasn't hijacked - it was Leftist from the beginning.
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The pain & suffering of the 1960's was destroyed by the gangsters of the 90's, 2000 & current black criminals- crime in black community has gone thru the roof since the 1970's - the spit on their freedom and what MLK did for them
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they SPIT on
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A fascinating piece by Ron Radosh. Important too to remember that black nationalists and supremacists attempted to annex MLK Jr. in the mid-1960s, as I wrote here: http://clarespark.com/2009/10/31/the-offing-of-martin-luther-king-jr-and-ralph-bunche/.
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Yes, I regretfully also read that WaPo Outlook piece, and as with so much of WaPo's copy, it caused me to throw up in my mouth a little.

So the Left co-opts MLK for whatever bee happens to be in their bonnets this week...not a surprise for a philosophy that is morally bankrupt that it has to resort to "Dead Celebrity Endorsements" of it's agenda.

I was left wondering where this hogwash would end...will one day some tenured neo-Marxist neckbeard write that George Washington's Continentals suffered through the winter encampment at Valley Forge so that homosexuals could force a Catholic or Mormon church to "marry" them?
Did Teddy Rossevelt's Rough Riders charge San Juan Hill to prevent a Wal-Mart from being built there so that local minority and woman-owned businesses could continue to profit ?

With the Left, no absurdity is too far-fetched. Howard Zinn had already re-written our history,(or did he merely affix his name to the draft copy drawn up in the KGB Cultural Warfare bureau?), while Michael Belleisles went and won himself a major academic prize for ...making sh!t up...to support the notions of unilateral citizen disarmament advocates.
And then there's our favorite non-Native American academic,(get lost Elizabeth Warren!), Ward Churchill.

The Washington Post, like so much of the MSM print media, is best read only by caged parakeets and other avians. Only a bird-brain would accept the malarkey that they print.
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Yup, the march goes on. Unfortunately, now, they're marching in circles. Time to move on, guys.
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ah ha MOVEON.ORG yes that and NAACP
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