December 6, 2022

Martin Luther King’s son just torched Mike Pence for dishonoring his father with Trump’s bigotry

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Yesterday, Vice-President Mike Pence had the stunning audacity to invoke the words of civil rights hero and avowed democratic socialist Martin Luther King Jr. in a ham-fisted attempt to defend the President’s racist agenda.


On CBS’ Face the Nation, Pence quoted the world-famous “I Have A Dream” speech to call for Democrats to give in to the president’s demands and give him the money to squander on his personal monument to disgusting racism across the southern border.

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Martin Luther King’s son, however, was furious with the appropriation of his father’s legacy to defend a  white supremacist agenda, especially on the day before we commemorate his father’s assassination by a white supremacist.

Channeling his father’s spirit, Martin Luther King III declared that his father was a bridgebuilder, not a wall builder, and that he would have said that love, not hate, was what would make America truly great.

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It is absolutely disgusting to see the right-wing’s efforts to neuter Martin Luther King’s legacy and turn him from an anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist and anti-racist revolutionary into an infallible hero who politely asked America to stop being racist and then the issue was solved forever.

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White supremacists like Trump and his enablers like Pence shouldn’t be allowed to speak Dr. King’s name, let alone use it to try to justify this preposterous, self-inflicted government standoff whose sole purpose is a monument to everything Dr. King fought against.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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