Monday, January 21, 2019

MLK Day Mendacity

As always, Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Day brings out the natural mendacity of right-wingers. Shakezula is on this beat in spectacular fashion, as are Doktor Zoom, Michael Mora, and Stephen Robinson at Wonkette. Every year, this national holiday is characterized by bad faith and bad takes.

At least there was coverage of some pushback against the commodification of King, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being especially poignant about the 'sanitization' of King's legacy. The man was an unabashed leftist, and sweeping his support of labor unions is particularly egregious. It seems that the fact that Socialism and Christianity are perfectly compatible in an American context is something that the Plutocrats want to put the kibosh on.

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