In Act of State, Pepper presents a compelling narrative on the state and federal government’s involvement in the assassination of King.

From his work, it appears it was simply a matter of time before King was eliminated. His, King’s, work had threatened economic interests of the military establishment which at the time was executing a war in Vietnam and at the same time, domestic economic interests at home by threatening to make visible the wretched, from all races, of the American population by organising a match to the nation’s capital.

And in the afterward, he makes a compelling case against the imperialism of the US made possible by the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation. He also includes in his criticism, capitalism & the multinationals that have become great threats to democracy worldwide.

Finally he comments on the various legislation that have been passed by Congress since 9/11 or slightly before that have the effect of reducing civil liberties or shrinking the space for dissent.

He argues, I think, successfully, the United states government has followed Goebbels philosophy of a lie repeated long enough will be believed as a truth ( I paraphrase).

Maybe America would be different for her poor had the match of the poor taken place.

Someday the truth of why, and who was involved in the killing of King will be eventually known.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

12 thoughts on “MLK

  1. keithnoback says:

    Racism is over in ‘Murica. King was a Commie. We are not really, by turns, stupidly overconfident and overconfidently stupid. Everybody else is just jealous ’cause we are the WINNERS. MAGA!


  2. judyt54 says:

    I have always wondered, too about the on-camera convenient killing of Oswald, Kennedy’s killer–it was too pat, too easy, and too convenient. Especially since Jack Ruby was already dying of cancer, and would soon be out of the picture himself.
    I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but even when it happened, it reeked of coverup, for whatever reason.

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    • keithnoback says:

      The problem with conspiracy theories is that they are excuses. It was the dark cabal of powerful elites who did this or that, rather than the permissive state of the society.
      That is what bothers me about the focus on Russian influence in electing President P.O.S.
      I don’t care what the Russians did, about a third or more of the dipshits to whom I am bound by nationality, voted for the little prick on the basis of his exposition of fascist ideology.
      Likewise, I don’t care about the shooters or whoever might have prompted them – they were just drainage from the boil.


      • basenjibrian says:

        Exactly. The Russians fooled a few goobers through propaganda. When compared to what WE do on an ongoing (and currently in Venezuela*) basis? The hysteria is a little amusing. Not that this excuses Donald Trump’s collusion, but come on…..

        The New York Times recently had an interesting article on the utter incoherence in the Peace Prize Prez’s** administration w/r/t Syria. A nice survey, but nowhere was the thought even expressed that MAYBE THE UNITED STATES SHOULD STOP TRYING TO RUN THE WORLD. Cruise Missile Liberals are as bad as Neocons. People still die in massive numbers.

        * I don’t buy the argument that Maduro is a HEROIC SOCIALIST LEADER OF THE PEOPLE who runs the most honest elections in world history blah de blah de blah. He is an incompetent tyrant whose government is rife with smugglers, drug dealers, and other criminals. That does not mean the United States should be actively undermining him.

        ** While we look with despair and disgust upon the Mango Menace, we lose track of just how awful Barrack Obama was. Even if we was good looking, soft spoken, and calm (although I always found a disagreeable whiff of smugness in his speeches. Sort of like an Assistant Vice Principal for Discipline and School Spirt at an American high school).


    • I’m with you on this. I despise conspiracy theory nonsense, but something smells EXTREMELY rotten with the whole JFK, Lee Harvey, Jack Ruby business. Too convention. Too tidy. Very suspicious, indeed.


  3. renudepride says:

    One thing is for certain, Dr. King’s opposition to the Vietnam war did nothing to deter any support of him by many in the military-industrial profession. I am not surprised about this theory. Naked hugs!


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