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The ‘Right’ is Wrong About MLK

I apologize for commenting a few days late, but the Martin Luther King Jr. portion of the following tweet serves as a jumping off point for me. And I’m not targeting Shitlibs with this one.

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Pedro L. Gonzalez @emeriticus
MLK cheated on his wife with 40 women, may have fathered a child with a mistress, was funded by communists, laughed as his friend raped a girl the same year King won the Nobel Peace Prize, and inaugurated “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Happy MLK Day!

Everything Pedro Gonzalez mentions in his Tweet, and the Substack article he links to is true. Samuel T. Francis wrote an article about these same issues years ago. The YouTube channel Skeptical Waves provides an audio version here.

Am I showing you this Tweet in order to go on a rant about what a scumbag MLK was? Absolutely not. I’m sharing it because MLK is a stumbling block for many people who call themselves “Right-wing.” There is nothing in Martin Luther King Jr’s character, belief system, or actions that should be praiseworthy for anyone who considers themselves Right-wing. The people still defending him are afraid to be contrarian. They’re afraid to be called racist. We all know that the Democrats are the real racists, right? Here’s a Tweet from someone who claims to be Donald Trump’s favorite author:

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Nick Adams (Alpha Male) @NickAdamsinUSA
FACT: Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a racist Democrat. Why isn’t the media mentioning this today?

Here’s a bunch more:

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Will 🇺🇸 🍢 @NoLeftTurns
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that the content of our character rather than our skin color would judge us. However, the Democrat party and the left are rolling back time by dividing us down racial lines pushing tribalism and segregation.
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Ben Shapiro @benshapiro
Every MLK Day we are treated to a bevy of thinkpieces on how the only way to achieve MLK’s dream is to embrace group redistributionism and racial discrimination. MLK may have made such arguments in 1968, but that simply isn’t the dream or the pathway we celebrate him for.
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Jeff Jacoby @Jeff_Jacoby
#MartinLutherKing was a friend of the Jewish people and an enemy of antisemitism. He extolled Israel as an “outpost of democracy” and rebuked black students who demonized #Zionism. “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews,” MLK said in 1967. “You’re talking antisemitism!”
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Derrick Van Orden @derrickvanorden
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” I am a proud son of freedom riders who with Dr. Martin Luther King worked to form a more perfect union.
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Lauren Boebert @laurenboebert
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this day, we remember his incredible legacy and contributions to this great nation.
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Governor Glenn Youngkin @GovernorVA
Today, First Lady Suzanne Youngkin and I honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life of service by volunteering at the 2nd Presbyterian Church of Richmond. For more than 30 years, they have been a haven for the homeless people & others in need by providing bag lunches every Monday.
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Dinesh D’Souza @DineshDSouza
Even though #MartinLutherKing moved Left in his later years, backing economic redistribution and virtually embracing socialism, he never supported the systematic racial preferences that have become entrenched in American society. In this respect, the Left has betrayed his dream

I could list 100 more from “Right-Wingers.” Should Right-wingers lionize someone like MLK? Was his message of unity and, let’s be honest, multiculturalism something that turned out to be beneficial for society? How has forced integration and “morality via legislation” worked out for the USA?

At this point (and yes, I know I start a lot of my final paragraphs with those three words), what is the point of celebrating someone with Martin Luther King Jr’s track record if not to demonstrate how much of a “good citizen” you are? The fact that someone who has the reach of Pedro Gonzalez is willing to reveal all of MLK’s skeletons, while Ben Shapiro and Dinesh D’Souza use the day to play “the Left are the real racists” speaks to who you should look to for guidance and hope. The fake Right chooses to kiss their Boomer audience’s asses to keep the shekels flowing. Do you believe this “Right-wing” group has your back in the current conflict?

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