William Pepper details the responsibility of the US government for the assassination of Martin Luther King after more than 30 years’ investigation. As he explains here, he won a jury verdict against the US government for that assassination in a civil suit he brought for Coretta Scott King, widow of MLK Jr. Altho there were 2 snipers and their spotters in place, employed by the US, a 3rd shooter in bushes, a hired off-duty Memphis policeman, fired the fatal shot.
Note by James F. Tracy: The United States is especially fond of dedicating monuments, boulevards, even airports to the elected leaders and public officials its lettered agencies have murdered.
Dr. Pepper’s research and legal efforts that resulted in the 1999 King v. Jowers verdict elaborated on in the video left no doubt that the US government was directly involved in the April 4, 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As Coretta Scott King remarked
The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that … the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband.
The indisputable facts brought to light in the case were blacked out entirely by US corporate media. Nor are they a topic of discussion in American college classrooms (let alone grade school), furthering the country’s gross inability to reflect on and come to terms with its complex history.
We further wonder when the likes of “Black Lives Matter” will be putting in a kick on how the public has been propagandized on how the most significant black figure of the past half century was killed.
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It’s OK. We had Obama and we might have Oprah. The skin color, the gender, the only thing that matters, right?
Dr Pepper’s investigations are courageous yet unfortunately re-enforce what we all experience. Those that claim leadership within the corporation called USA have always been deeply racist. A racism and hatred borne from what some term the ‘mother country’. As with Britain a respect for other races can never be achieved within the USA. Interesting to note, disinformation sites such as Wikipedia still peddle the sanctioned narrative.
Plutocrats, especially the psychopathic and sociopathic variety, have never and will not ever, tolerate any upstart Truth tellers exposing their bloodthirsty, money hungry plans for the complete subjugation of the Proles and minority groups.
MLK: in truth, it was necessary to try to assassinate him (at least) twice …once in Memphis; and then by the slick ‘ad-men and women’ assassins who attempt to co-opt and monopolise culture …slowly and assuredly recuperating his legacy into the service of everything he fought against. Of all people, it was Reagan who gave him a national day of remembrance: so that inferior men, such as Obama, who were not fit to speak his name …could dilute his true legacy …disingenuous word by disingenuous word: until only four words remained – de-contextualised; isolated and alone … “I have a dream” …but still they could not kill the eternal dream.
“Rosa sat so Martin could walk, so Obama could run, so that our children could fly?” I can’t remember who said that (Ta-Nehisi Coates?) …but it is a saccharine sentimentalisation of “a middle-class Utopia embodying racial harmony” MLK sought to restructure, not consolidate. He was ever more radically anti-capitalist; anti-racist; and anti-militarist (imperialist) (the “Triple Evils”) …when they could not contain him; they killed him …but the spiritual longing of humanity to be free from capitalist exploitation will not so easily die…
“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.”
It’s time to reclaim the radical anti-capitalist; anti-materialist; anti-imperialist dream and make it reality. Everything MLK gave his life to oppose is, by orders of magnitude, worse now that it was then.
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
In the week the Military junta that is controlling the White House released its blueprint for the future (the National Security Strategy) …which reads like a blank cheque no-bid order form for the MIC …and a blueprint for war with Russia and China to preserve the hegemonic status – we need the radical vision of MLK more than ever.
it has become difficult to assess which is the more devastating crime when talking about major U.S. government-directed covert operations such as 9/11, the murders of MLK, JFK, RFK, etc., Iraq’s “possession of WMD”, the “war on terror”, Gulf of Tonkin, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, and so on … and so on – the actual criminal actions, or the coverups.
According to the Author’s accounting; What is most revealing is the ability of the USA State and Federal authority (s) ability to totally corrupt the totatlity of oppressed minorities leadership against the mass movements goals – with some admittedly significant exceptions including the late Mr M King?
MLK called the US ‘the greatest purveyors of violence in the world.’
He was taken out by the very same forces after being abandoned by the liberal intelligentsia and marginalised by the MSM.
The greatest threat to organised violence is the public knowing it is organised.
Therefore, anyone exposing it puts their life at risk…..