Fifty-Three Years After Martin Luther King’s Assassination
Some Brief Commentary from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large
Posted April 5th, 2021
Fifty-three years ago today, peace-loving people around the world were reeling from news, the day before, of the assassination of Martin Luther King – identified by so many as “the keeper of the dream” – by a lone white man in Memphis, Tennessee.
The night before he was gunned down, he delivered a now iconic speech that ended with the following line.
Follow the case today of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the wrongful, aggressive arrest, just a few days ago, of a 17-year-old Black person by police in Toronto, Ontario and you wonder how much closer to a promised land of humanity and loved toward all since Martin Luther King delivered those immortal words.
To read a CBC report on the wrongful arrest of an innocent Black teen in Toronto, click on – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/black-teenager-racially-profiled-family-says-seeking-answers-1.5975551 .
Read the disturbing CBC report, linked here above, then lets have more wingnut ramblings from West Lincoln Mayor Dave Bylsma, ranting about “identity politics” and insulting the essence of what “All Lives Matter” by morphing it in to the thinly-veiled bigoted trope “all lives matter.”
For more on Mayor Bylsma’s mind-blowing lack of wisdom, click on the following link – https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/what-are-they-still-fighting-for-1.12662432 .
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