Monday, January 17, 2011

More than just MLK Day

It's also the 50th Anniversary of this:

King emerged as a national figure while Eisenhower was President and, of course, was violently murdered about a year before Eisenhower expired in a more common fashion.

I never really thought of them as being terribly intertwined, but they'd probably both be rather disgusted in some ways how we have ignored much of what they said. Ike was certainly not the pacifist that King was, but he knew plenty of pacifists (his mother was a Quaker) but they'd both be radical left-wingers on the issue today.


Athenawise said...

Atta, right on, right on.

pansypoo said...

i think republikkklans refudiated him.

Anonymous said...

repubs already claimed MLK would have supported these wars in Iraq and Afganistan.
Because they appropriated MLK, his being a warmonger with them is commonly accepted now as truth.

StonyPillow said...

I yearn for the days of our Glorious Comrade Eisenhower. He'd put on his steel toes and boot the unpatriotic fools and knaves that have taken over his party.