Today 51 years ago — 4/4/1968 — Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead by James Earl Ray, or was he?
In the 60s, it seemed like everyone was getting killed. John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and many more. Others, such as George Wallace, were shot, but not killed.
In an episode of The World According to Jesse, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura talked about the weird connection between these killings. He pointed out it was always the people who supported peace (Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, and Pat Tillman, just to name a few) who die while those who support war (Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, and John Bolton, again, just to name a few) live another day. Going back to George Wallace, the famous racist governor of Alabama managed to survive his assassination but the leader of the Civil Right’s movement didn’t.
Notice how many of the famous deaths of the 60s happened either during the buildup or after the invasion of Vietnam. John Lennon was not killed until 1980, when many Americans wanted to go to war with Iran after the Iran Hostage Crisis.
The fact it’s always the peace activists that die first is beyond noticeable. Under J Edgar Hoover, the FBI was caught spying on American citizens constantly. There was a running joke among the American people that both the Communist Party and Black Panthers had more FBI members pretending to be members then they did actual members.
Recently, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson had an FBI agent who joined the organization long after Hoover’s death on to talk about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. During the interview, the FBI agent openly said he used to subvert groups like Democratic Socialists of America who peacefully advocate for a different system.
It’s the same thing with these peace activists. People like John Lennon, Martin Luther King Jr., and Pat Tillman show us a different system is possible. This is more than likely also why the FBI did not go after the much more radical Malcolm X nearly as hard as they went after Dr. King. King faced constant worry of arrest. He was called “Satan himself,” by the FBI while in jail.
A civil law suit done by King’s family concluded it was the FBI who killed the Doctor. The establishment does not want you to know a non-violent way is possible, it’s that simple.
Be anti-establishment, be peaceful.