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article imageReview: Stefan Molyneux on Martin Luther King

By Alexander Baron     Jan 21, 2014 in Politics
Last week, the Canadian Libertarian gave us his thoughts on Karl Marx. This week he turns to Martin Luther King, and shatters a few images in the process.
Actually, the truth about Martin Luther King Junior has long been known, but along with communist fellow traveller Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela he is one of those saintly figures who can be criticised only at the expense of being branded what?
Molyneux's video can be found on YouTube here, and if you like it, or even if you don't, you might like to check out his Free Domain Radio.
Yes, King's plagiarism has been well-documented for over 20 years. The truth about his adulterous affairs is still a matter of speculation, and will remain so for another 14 years when the FBI surveillance documents are declassified. It is known too that Jacqueline Kennedy didn't think much of King either.
Did King really support the ludicrous affirmative action? Well, yes. And reparations for slavery? Here he is out of his own mouth.
King was not a communist, says Molyneux, but implies that he was a socialist. Or could he have just been incredibly naïve? One of his criticisms is not simply harsh but frankly ludicrous. King didn't make a will, even though he had already received death threats. Play that again?
For all his faults, naïvete and economic ignorance, there is one thing for which King should be commended, and this is something that not only Molyneux but King's staunchest supporters seldom mention: his unequivocal and vocal opposition to war, in particular the Vietnam War.
if you can, listen to this King speech on the Vietnam War; it is head and shoulders above his plagiarised "I have a dream" speech.
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