Confederate Flag to fly over Martin Luther King’s assassination site. No problem, right?

“Martin Luther King was assassinated in what was the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Let us say, because we can, that a modern member of the Knight’s Party – previously known as the Ku Klux Klan – bought that land and painstakingly built beautiful marble fountain, complete with the Confederate flag. Should it stand? The Knight’s Party claims it’s message is now one of love, not hate, and the Confederate flag, for many people, is a symbol of historic pride, not oppression. Is it hate speech, or simply bad taste?”

Good article, worth your time at the Alter Polus blog article Confederate Flag Placed on MLK’s Assassination Site!

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12 responses to “Confederate Flag to fly over Martin Luther King’s assassination site. No problem, right?

  1. You did not go far enough – I am sure you mean the Ground Zero Mosque bit too, eh? Excellent juxtapositioning but you have to belabour the point for the benefit of those who are not so spry.

  2. Confused

    What about the idea that entire religions shouldn’t be held responsible for splinter extremists?

    The position this blog is taking doesn’t make sense to me.

    And it’s not flying a flag on Ground Zero- it’s two blocks away!

  3. Green Monkey

    Bit off topic, but just curious how many of you knew that in a civil suit brought by the King family against one of the suspected conspirators, the jury found that MLK died as a result of a conspiracy involving the defendant as well as US gov’t agencies. This trial and the jury’s verdict received , somewhat unsurprisingly, no meaningful coverage in the mainstream media.

    According to a Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers “and other unknown co-conspirators,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.

    http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/MLKconExp.html

  4. Green Monkey

    King family lawyer and friend of MLK Jr., Dr. William F. Pepper , presents his closing statement to the jury in the MLK Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial. .(10 Youtube videos):

    http://www.youtube.com/user/reprehensor#g/c/6CDDC2D378CC12CD

  5. Slap Happy

    They can call it whatever they want to. They can say whatever they want about the confederate flag. All I know is that when ever I see it, in it’s various forms, all I see is hate.

    Look at at many hate groups around the world and you will see that they use a variation of the confederate flag as they symbol.

  6. ninemikemike

    The greatest, gravest purveyors of hate in the world today, Slap Happy, are the proponents of the ‘religion of peace’.

    As Ian Bourne points out – if it’s OK to have the murderers of 911 build next door to ground zero, it must be OK for the confederate duster to fly over MLK’s assassination site.

  7. Thanks for the nod bfp, I enjoy your blog immensely.

  8. Slap Happy

    ” Religion of peace”, which one?

    One bogey man steps down and another takes it place.

  9. Green Monkey

    Re. the link to the Youtube videos of the summation to the jury in the King assassination trial posted above, if it doesn’t take you directly to those videos, it should take you to a Youtube page, and from there if you click on “playlist” on the menu at the top of the Youtube page you will see it there.

  10. No problem, if you are educated on the meaning of the Confederate, and don’t just automatically think “Confederate Flag=Racist.” The Civil ware was not soley about slavery, it was about state’s rights versus national rights.

    Seeing that picture, is just way of acknowledging someone the South should be proud of. Take the idea of racism away from the flag.

  11. Don’t listen to foolish Civil-War revisionists, they are the new-world version of Holocaust-Deniers who argue that Hitler killed less jews, if not no jews at all