Break the Chain Will the Real Dr. King
Please Stand Up?

Created 3/3/2003 (3/3/2003) On the Internet, virtually anybody can be an 'expert' on any subject. Unfortunately, this makes it harder to determine which is fact and which is fiction. Sometimes, very dark agendas can be hidden behind a veneer of 'helpful information.'

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Four Things you didn't know about 'Dr. Martin Luther' King:

1. His name wasn't Martin Luther. It was Michael. It was decided 'Martin Luther' had a more prominent ring to it, so he went by that. He never legally changed his name. To this day, he lived and died as Michael King.

2. While working on his dissertation for his doctoral degree at Boston University, he heavily plagiarized from another author who had done research on a subject similar to King's. An academic committee later found that over half of King's work was plagiarized, yet would not revoke his doctrine. King was dead by this time, and the committee ruled that revoking the title would serve no purpose. It was also discovered that King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech was also not his own. He stole it from a sermon by Archibald Carey, a popular black preacher in the 1950's.

3. King was under FBI surveillance for several years (until he died) due to his ties with communist organizations throughout the country. King accepted money from the organizations to fund his movements. In return, King had to appoint communist leaders to run certain districts of his SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), who then could project their communist ideas to larger audiences. A federal judge in the 60's ruled that the FBI files on King's links to communism to remain top-secret until 2027. Senator Jesse Helms appealed to the Supreme Court in 1983 to release the files, so the current bill in the Senate to create the Martin Luther King Federal Holiday could be abolished. He was denied.

4. One of King's closest friends, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, wrote a book in 1989 in which he talked about King's obsession with white prostitutes. King would often use church donations to have drunken sex parties, where he would hire two to three white prostitutes, occasionally beating them brutally. This has also been reported by the FBI agents who monitored King. King was married with four children.

Monday was "Martin Luther King" Day. A day when this country came to a screeching halt so we can have parades and memorials to honor this man, a man that most of the world views as a saint for his role in the civil rights movement.

No other public holiday in the United States honors a single individual. Of all the great leaders in our Nation's history - none of them have their own holiday. All of our great war heroes share Memorial Day. All of our great presidents share President's Day. Yet King - a man who was a phony, a cheater, a traitor, and a sexual degenerate - gets a day of his own.

I have a big problem with that.

I'm not trying to take anything away from African Americans, but I am trying to point out that (1) the vast majority of people are sorely mistaken about Michael King, and (2) that reverse discrimination is blatantly obvious everywhere you look today. Been watching the news lately? President Bush just got himself in some hot water when he spoke out against the University of Michigan for giving black applicants precedence over more qualified white applicants. Now Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, and other black leaders are trashing him, without a doubt planning how they can use this against his re-election campaign. Think about that - Bush just made a stand for equal human rights, but low and behold - in this case they don't want to be treated as equals. Make up your minds.

As a white heterosexual male, I feel like I belong to one of the more abused ethnic groups in this country today. Can I do anything about it? Absolutely not. If I dare speak out I'll get labeled a racist, harassed by the media, subsequently lose my job, and never be able to show my face in public again. But what I will do is send out this email to as many people I know in hopes that when you're watching the news Monday evening, and you see our politicians falling all over themselves to be filmed in a black church somewhere, you might stop and ask yourself - what about us?

Author unknown

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The bulk of this letter is pieced together from separate rumors, all tied together by an anonymous author's opinions. Most of the information comes from a white-power organization called StormFront. Their thinly veiled anti-king site, MartinLutherKing.org, was first posted in January, 2000, just before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday that year. These "four things you didn't know." are better left unknown since they are based lies and half-truths collected by an organization with a hate agenda. At the very least, we can call this chain letter "biased."

The celebration of King's birthday as a national holiday remains a hotly contested issue for many people. But the assertion that no other single individual has a Federal holiday in his honor is simply untrue. First case in point: Christopher Columbus, whose legacy is celebrated with Columbus Day in October. Similarly, the third Monday in February is designated by the Federal Uniform Holidays Bill as "George Washington's Birthday." Though society has adopted the "President's Day" title for a variety of reasons, the day is set aside by law to honor George Washington, and nobody else.

Please regard this letter as the misinformed mouthpiece of a hate-mongering agenda that it is and break this chain.

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Category: Political Ponderings
References: Searcher Magazine, Snopes.com

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