January 15, 2018

"Like his messiah Jesus Christ, he was a revolutionary."

On this day, I'm reminded of something rapper Killer Mike, of Run the Jewels fame, wrote about Martin Luther King, Jr. a few years back:
"Martin was a young father who at the threat of death dared to push forward on behalf of all humanity against the global reign of America and her allies' evil, perpetrated through war. He was a man of conscience who valued the life of all humans. He believed the philosophy of Jesus in a deeper way than just anti-homosexual rhetoric and conservative right-wing dogma. He was disgusted with the government and its use of power to oppress in the same way Christ had been. He defended the principle of all humanity having value and being equal-like his savior. He was not a flower-giving, other-cheek-turning sucker. He was a fiery preacher, returning from the mountaintop with a message that would turn the world as people knew it on its ear. Like his messiah Jesus Christ, he was a revolutionary."
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