More than 50 years after calling him a “colossal fraud and an evil, vicious one at that,” the FBI would very much like for everyone to think that they’re totally cool with the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
Never mind that the FBI notoriously sent King an anonymous letter detailing his “dirt, filth, evil and moronic talk” with “filthy dirty evil companions.”
Forget that the Bureau infamously suggested that King should kill himself “before [his] filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.”
Ignore the fact that nearly 50 years after King was murdered by an assassin’s bullet, the feds are still snooping on the Black Lives Matter activists who continue to fight for racial equality.
Now they want the world to know that they’re just over the moon for his “life, work, & commitment” toward justice. And if this all sounds a bit familiar, well, that’s because it is.
FBI...thank you. Again.
If you need a palate cleanser, listen to King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, which he gave exactly 50 years ago today.