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    #MeToo Comes For Martin Luther King

    Warning: This might trigger you if you hold MLK in high esteme. It should be noted it's based on preliminary information about research into his life yet to be published.

    #MeToo Comes For Martin Luther King

    Historians have known for many years that civil rights icon Martin Luther King had been unfaithful to his wife. But now, David Garrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his biography of King, has unearthed previously classified FBI documents showing that King was genuinely sexually depraved. From the Times of London (behind subscriber paywall):

    A huge archive of documents recently released from Federal Bureau of Investigation files exposes in detail King’s sexual activities with dozens of women as he travelled the country campaigning against racial inequality.

    In one memo written after the FBI bugged King’s room at a Washington hotel, there is a startling foreshadowing of the videotape that came to haunt Donald Trump at the lowest moment of his presidential campaign in 2016....

    William Sullivan, assistant director of the FBI, wrote in the 1964 memo that King joked to his friends “he had started the ‘International Association for the Advancement of $#@!-Eaters’.”

    In another incident said to have been recorded by FBI agents, King is alleged to have “looked on, laughed and offered advice” while a friend who was also a Baptist minister raped a woman described as one of his “parishioners”.

    Details of the assault are believed to have been captured on tapes that are currently being held in a vault under court seal at the US National Archives.

    <skip a lot of details...>


    Garrow’s report will be published on Thursday in the UK magazine Standpoint. Its acting editor, Michael Mosbacher, released on Twitter the editorial explaining why they chose to publish Garrow, who had been refused by The Guardian and others. Mosbacher says that the Guardian paid Garrow — who is, by the way, a man of the left, in fact a member of Democratic Socialists of America — for his work, but then declined to run it. The Atlantic and the Washington Post also refused to run it, the editorial alleges, as did unnamed conservative US magazines. Mosbacher writes:

    When the sexual mores of cardinals, presidents, writers, film directors and producers have all been exposed, why is it that questioning the behaviour of a civil rights icon is still beyond the pale? Is not the whole point of the #MeToo movement that no one, regardless of their stature or position, should be above examination of their personal behaviour? Dr. King is the closest the US has to a saint in this secular age, a figure of universal — at least publicly-professed — reverence. Is that not all the more reason for subjecting him to scrutiny, however great his contribution to the creation of a more tolerant society?

    He’s right. I wish none of this were true, and perhaps we will learn when the recordings are eventually released that these claims are not true, but I very much doubt it. David Garrow’s reputation as a civil rights movement historian is beyond reproach, and as a Democratic Socialist, Garrow cannot be said to have political motives for trying to discredit King. Given his professional background and political convictions, one imagines that it must have been excruciating for Garrow to have written this. But Garrow is a historian, not a hagiographer. Besides, it’s better to face the painful truth and to deal with it than to remain sheltered by a canopy of lovely lies....
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    It's been known for y​ears.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

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    But is it true? The FBI used opposition research that was not vetted to spy on Trump. It even contained a silly golden shower story. Were they reusing tactics they used against MLK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    But is it true? The FBI used opposition research that was not vetted to spy on Trump. It even contained a silly golden shower story. Were they reusing tactics they used against MLK?
    Don't know how true, and the article does question that. But to #metoo facts are not so important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    But is it true? The FBI used opposition research that was not vetted to spy on Trump. It even contained a silly golden shower story. Were they reusing tactics they used against MLK?
    In King's case the FBI has (or it is claimed to have) recordings.
    In Trump's case it was a coup attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    In King's case the FBI has (or it is claimed to have) recordings.
    In Trump's case it was a coup attempt.
    What is the link to the recordings so we can see what they say?

    We got to see the fake dossier and many people realized it was crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    What is the link to the recordings so we can see what they say?

    We got to see the fake dossier and many people realized it was crap.
    If i recall correctly the recordings are due to be declassified and released in 2027.


    Unsealed is the right word:

    In January 1977, FBI documents on the civil rights icon were sealed under court order for 50 years, including materials that contained hours of surveillance. In 2027 the FBI tapes that provide the most detail into the 1967 rape incident may finally be released.

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/f...rt-coming.html
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    "It will also be interesting to see how those who expressed theatrical disgust about President Trump’s bawdy comments on the Access Hollywood tapes would react to King profane and blasphemous statements, which make Trump’s seem tame. Biographer Garrow wrote that King told a friend “I’m away from home 25 to 27 days a month. F*****g’s a form of anxiety reduction.” Historian Taylor Branch wrote that the FBI had recorded King yelling “I’m f*****g for God! I’m not a $#@! tonight!” [Sex tapes, FBI smears, and the double life of an all to human saint: The other side to the Martin Luther King story, Daily Mail, August 31, 2013]

    https://vdare.com/articles/on-martin...sm-haven-t-yet
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    https://vdare.com/articles/on-martin...sm-haven-t-yet


    Social conservatives also somehow manage to overlook King’s fierce advocacy of birth control and his acceptance of the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood. In his acceptance speech, read by his wife Coretta Scott King, King drew parallels between his efforts and Sanger’s:

    There is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger's early efforts… She launched a movement which is obeying a higher law to preserve human life under humane conditions. Margaret Sanger had to commit what was then called a crime in order to enrich humanity, and today we honor her courage and vision; for without them there would have been no beginning. Our sure beginning in the struggle for equality by nonviolent direct action may not have been so resolute without the tradition established by Margaret Sanger and people like her.[Family Planning - A Special and Urgent Concern, By Martin Luther King Jr., Planned Parenthood, May 1966]
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    If i recall correctly the recordings are due to be declassified and released in 2027.


    Unsealed is the right word:

    In January 1977, FBI documents on the civil rights icon were sealed under court order for 50 years, including materials that contained hours of surveillance. In 2027 the FBI tapes that provide the most detail into the 1967 rape incident may finally be released.

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/f...rt-coming.html
    And the Watergate investigation was sealed until about 2 years ago. Yet the Dems demand everything from the Russia-gate fiasco now. Well, except for the underlying intelligence work.
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