What mlk day says about today's america

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Ronny Koch

Jan 23, 2022, 7:45:02 PM1/23/22
By:Eugene Girin | January 20, 2015
In one of his most famous quotes, Winston Churchill described
Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma".
Today's America could be described as a country led by a
plagiarist, with the help of another plagiarist, which
celebrates a holiday in honor of a third plagiarist: Barrack
Obama, Joe Biden, and Martin Luther King.

That Martin Luther King was an inveterate plagiarist is beyond
doubt. As Theodore Pappas, formerly of Chronicles and now of
Encyclopædia Britannica estimated in his 1994 book The Martin
Luther King, Jr., Plagiarism Story (published by The Rockford
Institute) that 2/3 of "Dr." King's dissertation was plagiarized
- 45% of the first half and 21% of the second. But that is only
half the scandal. The first public revelation of King's
plagiarism came back in 1989 with the publication of an article
in the London Sunday Telegraph. Needless to say, the American
mainstream media, even in those less politically-correct days
conveniently ignored it. Only in January of 1991, thanks to an
article in Chronicles ("A Doctor in Spite of Himself: The
Strange Career of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dissertation"), did
the American public find out about the plagiarism of America's
secular saint. The dissertation was not the only thing King
plagiarized. Far from it. His famous "I Have a Dream" speech was
"borrowed" from Archibald Carey Jr.'s address to the GOP
convention in 1952.

The revelations in Chronicles led to feral attacks on Theodore
Pappas by the Establishment, described by Reed Irvine of
Accuracy in Media:

For his role in bringing this to the public's attention, Pappas
says he received three death threats, one left hook to the jaw
and 40 rejections from 40 publishers in 40 months. This is quite
a record.

And unsurprisingly, the mainstream media, including the
"conservative", "rightwing" Wall Street Journal joined efforts
to suppress the truth about "Dr." King's dissertation.

The Wall Street Journal, considered by some a conservative
newspaper, heard the story was breaking and ran its own piece --
a whitewash of the charges against King. Even the Journal's
editorial page tried to suppress the significance of the story
by insisting that it had to be covered in a "carefully
modulated" manner.

Writing in the New Republic magazine, Charles Babington would
later reveal that the Washington Post, the New York Times and
the New Republic itself all had known the facts about King's
plagiarism but refused to publish them. The Times eventually did
cover the issue but in a subsequent editorial suggested that the
plagiarism was somehow comparable to a politician using a ghost
writer for speeches.

Then there was King's pathological philandering; his demand for
a "minimum guaranteed income" from the federal government;
unabashed advocacy of big government socialism; and close
associations with leading communists. The fact that he is the
only person with a national American holiday established in his
honor speaks volumes about modern American society. Even in the
old Soviet Union, there were no holidays in honor of the
birthdays of Marx, Lenin, and Stalin. As Yakov Smirnov used to
say: "America, what a country!"


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