January 20, 2020
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
Martin Luther King Day and the End of America
Today, Monday, January 20, 2020, is an official Federal holiday, MLK Day. And, as I promised last year () I am re-issuing a longish research essay I originally published in THE UNZ REVIEW on January 16, 2018. It was intended as a strong cautionary note on the ongoing and mindless canonization of Martin Luther King Jr. (whose actual birth date is January 15), and whose symbolic, political and cultural uses in completing the revolutionary transformation and destruction of the United States cannot be overstated. From the far frenzied Left to the dominant “conservative movement inc.”, King is now the salutary, untouchable, indeed, indisputably holy and magical American talisman—an Icon—whose legacy cannot and must not be questioned. To do so, of course, means you are by definition a “racist,” a “bigot,” probably a “fascist,” as well. And from the usual Progressivist voices to almost the entirety of the pundits on FOX (can you find an exception?) and in the Establishment conservative media, King is the newest Founding Father who confirms the imposed narrative that “America was founded on the ‘proposition’ of Equality.” The problem, however, is that this historical template is false, undone by a serious and thorough examination of history and the documentation available. But it is used by both the Progressivists AND the elitist Movement (Neo)Conservative advocates—whose philosophies emit from the same essential foundations, only differing in variations of application—to advance an agenda that in the end heads irreversibly Left…and the destruction of our Western civilization.
I will continue to run this piece each MLK Day as a reminder and challenge to think again, more critically and historically, about what this day actually means and continues to become.
Martin Luther King Day and the Perversion of American History