Glenn Greenwald Co-Opts MLK to Attack the US
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Mighty Glenn Greenwald wasted no time trying to co-opt the legacy of MLK for his anti-US propaganda campaign: MLK’s Vehement Condemnations of US Militarism Are More Relevant Than Ever.
The subtitle, in case you missed the animus: “His vital April 4, 1967 speech is a direct repudiation of the sophistry now used to defend US violence and aggression.”
This is the MLK quote Greenwald wants you to hear:
MLK, 1967: The US Government is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today”. http://t.co/hIHoSwtUT8
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 20, 2014
But Dr. King also said some other things that bear directly on Greenwald’s pet agenda. For example, in his Letter From a Birmingham Jail:
I hope you are able to see the distinction I am trying to point out. In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist. That would lead to anarchy. One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
You’re not likely to hear those quotes from Glenn Greenwald, because they beautifully illustrate the cowardice and dishonesty of Greenwald’s hero, Edward Snowden.