By: Cliff Kincaid
One day after whitewashing Dr. King’s anti-Americanism, Fox News launched a series on “misEducation” in America. As they say, “Physician, heal thyself.”
All day throughout January 17 we heard what a great moral leader and teacher King was. Not a word about his involvement with the Communist Party and sex orgies. Then, the Fox News star, Tucker Carlson, offered a justification on his show for a Russian invasion of Ukraine, using an American living in Russia as his foreign policy “expert.”
Sadly, anti-communist scholar Dr. Paul Kengor has missed the boat, writing a column advocating that schools drop Critical Race Theory (CRT) and instead “teach MLK,” hailing the “I Have a Dream” rhetoric of the pro-communist sex pervert “preacher” as a role model for civilized behavior.
He ignores the fact that both CRT and MLK come out of the same milieu – the Soviet campaign, launched after the Russian revolution, to exploit the “Negro question” in the U.S. and manipulate blacks and members of other minority groups for Communist purposes. The goal was a “Soviet America.”
Consider that the communist-funded journal Freedomways published the work of Derrick Bell, one of Barack Obama’s academic mentors and a Harvard professor, a key CRT theorist. However, Martin Luther King, Jr. paid tribute to W.E.B. Du Bois, who himself joined the CPUSA in 1961, at an event sponsored by Freedomways in New York City.
One can assume, had it had not been for King’s assassination in 1968, the good “Reverend” would have eventually embraced CRT. In the column he wrote for this King Day, the usually brilliant Kengor demonstrated that he is living in the past, clinging to one aspect of King’s career that totally ignores the advice he received on matters like the Vietnam War and “world revolution” from communist advisers such as Stanley Levison. However, Kengor tells me that, in his lectures, he does emphasize King’s communist ties as well as his “civil rights” record.
But the communist ties are critically important and cannot be ignored.