MLK Assasination: 50 Years

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:13 am    Post subject: MLK Assasination: 50 Years

Can't believe it's been 50 years since this happened.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:04 am    Post subject:

God bless that man, his cause and his legacy. He was anointed.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject:

RIP.

Any conspiracy theorist out there? Always curious to hear their different takes on this, JFK, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject:

Lonzo'sBalls wrote:
RIP.

Any conspiracy theorist out there? Always curious to hear their different takes on this, JFK, etc.


Yeah. Not sure. Kind of crazy that he probably had so many terroristic threats on his life and it was that one opportune moment someone actually assassinated him.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Lonzo'sBalls wrote:
RIP.

Any conspiracy theorist out there? Always curious to hear their different takes on this, JFK, etc.


Yeah. Not sure. Kind of crazy that he probably had so many terroristic threats on his life and it was that one opportune moment someone actually assassinated him.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject:

Martin Luther King Jr assassination: Did James Earl Ray really kill the civil rights leader in Memphis?


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SIDE NOTE:
I'd forgotten about Izola Ware Curry attempted assignation of Dr King.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject:

“And even in our sleep,
 pain which cannot forget
 falls drop by drop upon the heart,
 until in our own despair, 
against our will,
 comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”

-RFK quoting Aeschylus in Indianapolis
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject:

i love Jesse Ventura's theory of these assassins were complete failures at life but was perfect in killing people. Funny how all these guys were tracked by the FBI. Then they end up dead. POOF


JFK's is still the worst.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject:

The MLK and JFK assassinations attract so many conspiracy theories in part because there was a lot of unknown and unknowable stuff going on around both men, but also because it is so hard to fathom putting the death of huge historical figures down to such pathetic lowlifes. Wouldn't doubt both men had some help and encouragement of one form or another, but the idea of a large government conspiracy that has held up over time is kind of silly.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject:

Lincoln, JFK, Bobby Kennedy and MLK all were bonded by a common thread, racism.

I find it difficult to tie government to their deaths but don't rule it out. Not government the institution but government officials having knowledge, being complicit. The stories about Hoover are hard to discount.

MLK was dangerous not only for his efforts to unit Blacks but for trying to unit minorities. His message was strong and encompassing.

I again refer to the banner at the baseball game in Fenway Park.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:17 am    Post subject:

Saw this old interview footage going around yesterday. I've really only experienced him through his speeches. It's great to watch him speak in a conversational manner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fD4005uFWI&t=3s
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