As the US threatens Syria – on the 2013 ‘I Have a Dream’ anniversary, there is no mention of the 1967 King, who condemned America’s ‘atrocity wars’, who belatedly wanted to include the poor being slaughtered overseas for US investment profits in his dream of a just America. The war investor owned conglomerate media promotes a patriotic, war disinterested King, and continues to black out martyred King’s fiery condemnation of atrocity wars for investments.
TV programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’ “I Have a Dream!” speech at the great 1963 March on Washington over three weeks have been given prime viewing time and prominent coverage in America’s war promoting, justifying and hailing monopolized media. King the civil rights leader and patriotic American, is the only King the white establishment of permanent war wants Americans and the world to know about. Young people reading this article will wonder what on earth it is all about.
Wasn’t Rev. Dr. King the hero of the civil rights movement, and now famous and beloved all around the world? Yes he was. But once he had gotten the attention of America on the cruel suffering it was imposing on its black citizens, he had bravely and fiercely turned to demanding attention to Americans mass murdering a million poor Vietnamese in their own beloved country, often as not in their own homes.
Four years after his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Washington Mall, King made headlines all over the world and heated controversy at home in a way his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech had not. In his blazing sermon ‘Beyond Vietnam a Time to Break Silence’ at Riverside Church in New York, King condemned the war in Vietnam and anguished for having been silent about it for so long, and also condemned American imperialist capitalism overseas, 
“Investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the country. This is a role our nation has taken, … refusing to give up the privileges and the pleasures that comes from the immense profits of overseas investments. This is not just. My government is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today!”
This will come as news to most Americans under thirty years of age and most of the entire US population who either will have not heard, or forgot, that King raged against US atrocity wars – or have it tucked away in the back of their minds as an insignificant event. The war investor owned media, TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and magazines have magically somehow all collaborated by ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ never to speak of, write about or even mention King having dismissing his government as the “greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” and his having held himself, America and Americans, responsible for the ‘atrocity war in Vietnam and covert homicide on three continents meant to maintain unjust predatory investments.’ 
Forwarding to 2013, and the programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the great 1963 March on Washington and focusing on King’s wonderful uplifting and encouraging ‘I Have a Dream’ address, we find zero mention of King’s later nightmarish sermon, which shook the world and for which King was vilified as a traitor and unpatriotic by every major US newspaper.
King Had Accused America and Americans of Murder
Four years after his ‘I Have a Dream,’ Martin Luther King had, in the name of Jesus, accused the whole nation of responsibility not only of years of horrific daily atrocities on the Vietnamese as America destroyed Vietnam, but of overt and covert violence and genocidal policies on three continents.  The whole war establishment, from surprised politicians already uneasy about dooming the peasants of Vietnam; from conscious-bitten media anchors and editors inventing criminal war justification; from unnerved high clergy incriminating themselves with ‘Just War’ rationalizing; from the frightened troops drafted to kill Vietnamese shooting at them in defense of their own country; down to a probably taken-aback David Rockefeller, surrounded by a somewhat startled intricate maze of speculating investors and war profiteering bankers in the center of which Rockefeller’s calculating confidant Henry Kissinger was seeing to the running of the Holocaust building in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia; all were fumbling about how to best damage control this anguished outcry of sanity from the charismatic preacher who had wooed half the nation a few years before with at the huge march of Washington, with his ‘I Have a Dream.’
Anxious about a white backlash, most ministers and congregations of King’s own black Baptist ministry, in patriotic support of the war(s), disassociated themselves from King’s demand that America and Americans make these atrocity wars and attacks on three continents meant to maintain unjust predatory investments unacceptable and inoperable by the non-cooperation, non-support, non-acquiescence and conscientious objection that America and Americans were perfectly capable of. 
In 1963 blacks in many parts of America were being lynched at will, were being brutally beaten and tortured by police, were segregated off in daily life, subjected to insults, scorn and oppression throughout the land; blocked from educational and employment opportunities enjoyed by whites, their communities targeted economically, police dogs unleashed at them if protesting, and everywhere unprotected by the laws that protected white citizens. But at the same time, the first million of what would be three million Vietnamese, and a million Laotians and Cambodians were being slaughtered in a second Holocaust that employed more than twice the amount of bombs dropped during World War Two by all sides.
In 1967, King said he could be silent on longer,
“They move sadly and apathetically as we herd them off the land of their fathers into concentration camps where minimal social needs are rarely met. They know they must move on or be destroyed by our bombs. So they go, primarily women and children and the aged. They watch as we poison their water, as we kill a million acres of their crops. They must weep as the bulldozers roar through their areas preparing to destroy the precious trees. They wander into the hospitals with at least twenty casualties from American firepower for one Vietcong-inflicted injury. So far we may have killed a million of them, mostly children. They wander into the towns and see thousands of the children, homeless, without clothes, running in packs on the streets like animals. They see the children degraded by our soldiers as they beg for food. They see the children selling their sisters to our soldiers, soliciting for their mothers. What do the peasants think as we ally ourselves with the landlords and as we refuse to put any action into our many words concerning land reform? What do they think as we test out our latest weapons on them, just as the Germans tested out new medicine and new tortures in the concentration camps of Europe? Where are the roots of the independent Vietnam we claim to be building? Is it among these voiceless ones? We have destroyed their two most cherished institutions: the family and the village. We have destroyed their land and their crops… We have corrupted their women and children and killed their men.”
Notice King said, “We” and not the government he dismissed as “the greatest purveyor [not cause] of violence”. Yet, today’s peace activists and journalists, nevertheless go on pointing their fingers at government and away from themselves. 
Thus, less than four years after spelling out his dream for America, King, cried out,
“There is a very obvious and almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam and the struggle I, and others, have been waging in America. A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor — both black and white — through the poverty program. There were experiments, hopes, new beginnings. Then came the buildup in Vietnam, and I watched this program broken and eviscerated, as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war, and I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So, I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.”
No progress in America until it stopped its wars on the poor overseas King said progress toward racial and economic justice could not be made while Americans denied the very right to live to the poor overseas and using up necessary human and financial resources.  By contrast, today’s antiwar groups divide their time and resources in the name of progress for Americans at home that King pointed out as logically impossible.
Fortunately for the wealthy speculating investors of some trillion dollars in war for profit, King was silenced, either as reported for being black, or more logically for the safety of those great investments in death and destruction he was so dangerously charismatic in condemning and opposing.
During the 2013 ‘I Have a Dream’ anniversary, and during the past forty-four years there has been carefully no mention of the 1967 King, the older King, the wiser King, the King who condemned America’s cruel and senseless wars, who belatedly wanted to include the poor being slaughtered overseas for US investment profits in his dream of a just America.
During these two weeks of ‘I Have a Dream’ there has been likewise no or little mention of this anti US wars King, by America’s progressive and antiwar journalists, or at least none that this author has seen. Though almost all eminent journalists of dissent and every sincere peace organization endorse the King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign, they allowed this opportunity to point to the life saving teaching of King’s last year to pass, even as US warships and planes off the Syrian coast await their orders.
During the weeks of ‘I Have a Dream’ celebrations, this writer could find no mention of Dr. King’s blazing condemnation of US wars for profit by any of King’s family and friends, who also during the dedication ceremony of the King Monument had avoided all mention of King’s condemnation of America’s atrocity wars and covert violence for profit. (At the monument, the sole exception was Martin Luther King III, who noted mildly in one short passing sentence, that his father had been against the war in Vietnam.) 
The leaders of the socialist governments of Latin America, the next target for CIA civil wars manufacture and overthrow, could have gone on the offensive by reminding the world through their TelSure TV network, that America’s hero Martin Luther King, promoted as a loyal patriotic American, had described in detail, America’s history of betraying Vietnamese allies and arranging for their reconquering by the French colonial army, and had and had spoken of crimes against the people of Latin America. In his Beyond Vietnam sermon King had pointed out, “During the past ten years, we have seen emerge a pattern of suppression which has now justified the presence of U.S. military advisors in Venezuela. This need to maintain social stability for our investments accounts for the counterrevolutionary action of American forces in Guatemala. It tells why American helicopters are being used against guerrillas in Cambodia and why American napalm and Green Beret forces have already been active against rebels in Peru.” 
No one follows in King’s Beyond Vietnam – a Time to Break Silence footsteps
King is no longer here among us, but someone should remind everyone that the inhuman cruelty of bank profits based colonialism that imprisoned and enslaved millions of Africans, introducing and legalizing the use of a type of heinous barbaric slavery unknown in the ancient world, is still very much with us in more sophisticated but no less hideous form in loss of life within the neo-colonized majority of Mankind.
Yours truly wonders how many in the Black community understand that the white establishment promoted King upstairs to be the only American with a three-day holiday on his birthday, surely, to get his revolutionary image as a leader off the street where he inspired action, and upstairs in the clouds, where he could be remade into a loyal supporter of the America at permanent war. With the verdict of local and federal government involvement that ended the Memphis trial of a lawsuit brought by the King family, a logical conclusion, that King was assassinated to protect the safety of the trillions of dollars invested in wars he had become a danger to, was given confirmation, for the government the court found guilty, as President Franklin Roosevelt long ago had written in a letter to Colonel House, “has been owned by a financial element in the centers of power since the days of Andrew Jackson.”
How many parents teach their children quotes from ‘Beyond Vietnam,’ such as:
“far more than devastating the hopes of the poor at home. It was sending their sons and their brothers and their husbands to fight and to die in extraordinarily high proportions relative to the rest of the population. We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. And so we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable to seat them together in the same schools. And so we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago. We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. And so we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together … watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago.”
Keep in mind that these bitter words by King were spoken four years after ‘I Have a Dream’, and made those earlier words sound like King had, had a dream.
Corporate media has successfully buried these fiery words of King, the enemy of US investment wars, along with his body. The American empire of wealthy usurious speculating investment banking needs the support of the Black community for its permanent wars, and the use of its young men to fight and die in them. There was on the Internet until recently, a picture that was worth more than the proverbial thousand words: Power broker David Rockefeller, with his arm around a young Senator Barack Obama! (Rockefeller’s confidants, the Dulles brothers, Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski have had a hand in running US ‘police action’ wars from Korea onward.)  )
When Obama followed Wall Street-owned media’s slander in calling the head of the African Union (who did much so to promote the welfare of black Libyans in his prosperous nation and protect all Africans from European and Arab neo-colonialism), a brutal dictator , Black America seemed to go along with Obama as much as white America did. If Rev. Dr. King had been alive would Obama have dared to defame a hero of Africa, who had liberated his Libya, then the poorest nation in Africa, from British and French control and built it up through his Green Book Arab Socialist democracy to be the most prosperous, with a UN quality of life designation of the 53rd highest in the world, higher than nine European nations including Russia, with fine free health care and university education and housing for all its citizens in a decentralized and anti-wage capitalism society.
If King had been still alive, and watching that same, monolithic in deceit, US media cartel that had lied about Vietnam, could it so pathetically easy to have convinced the public that there were mass demonstrations when there were none, only arranged groups of only hundreds, and convinced its audience that peaceful demonstrators were fired upon, without producing one single photo or video of such firing? 
With an 82-year-old anti-US wars King listening, could President Obama have ordered the destruction of this prosperous oil and gold rich nation of only 6 million inhabitants with missiles and laser guided bombs alongside allied warplanes of the former colonial masters of Libya, Britain and France, Obama wildly claiming with absolutely no documentation, that the Libyan armed forces were killing its own people, claiming that Libyan soldiers had raped a woman as added pretext. 
Would King not have railed at his countrymen that this destruction of yet another defenseless nation, could not be an acceptable act of a typically warm, confident, gracious and noble African-American? King would have known of early Reuters and even BBC reporting of gruesome racist execution of 50 black Libyan soldiers during the initial days of violence called for from a London CIA exile organization, would have known that once heavily armed gangs had taken over Benghazi, few reports came out. King and his organization would not have allowed war media to black out videos, even now still available on Internet, of nearly a million Libyans wildly demonstrating for Green Book Libya  and Gaddafi, desperately hoping to gain the world’s attention, as French and British warplanes were bombing their Libyan army and militias.
But wait, excuse the supposition, but had he escaped assassination, WITH THE MORAL STATURE GAINED IN LEADING THE HALTING OF SEGREGATION , KING MIGHT VERY WELL, HAVE LED AMERICA TO HAVE BROUGHT A HALT TO THE ABSURD SLAUGHTER OF MILLIONS OF SOUTHEAST ASIANS – the way he had led the halting of legalized racist crime. Yours truly challenges his dear readers to imagine the impossibility that a leader of men like King will someday interfere with the usurious speculative war investment banking of neo-colonial power that still rules most of the world, as if the mass of Homo sapiens were destined to be saps forever.
To begin with, had King continued to escape assassination, that runaway CIA fed war promoting media misinforming the public with the silliest of lies, would have continued to be a target for King as it was in his Beyond Vietnam sermon. Not only Black America would have listened to King, but all Americans, who were ashamed and angry as King was for the wanton taking of innocent lives of rice farming families on the Indochinese peninsula.
If seems to follow, if the lies justifying the bombings and occupation of Vietnam, had been heavily prosecuted with prison sentences resulting, there would have been no US Navy shelling of Beirut, no invasions of Panama, Grenada, Nicaragua, no years of US backed massacres in El Salvador and Guatemala, no CIA with its Pakistan and Saudi branches putting a successful Islamic terror war on a women liberating Kabul government to draw the Soviets into a trap, no 9/11 backlash, no cold-blooded taking of over a million lives in Iraq, no continuing occupation war on the entire innocent nation of Afghanistan, no destruction of Libya and Syria, and ultimately, through that prosecution, a greatly diminished power of media to deceive the public into liking wars that would then be understood to be meant to serve private predatory overseas investments.
With King still alive at 74, could an obvious Oreo cookie* like Gen. Colin Powell have brought off his embarrassing UN General Assembly false presentation of Iraq weapons of mass destruction that would convince a majority of the public to at least acquiesce to the brutal invasion and occupation of Iraq under claims that Saddam Hussein (who had been a Reagan-Rumsfeld tool and close associate) was a threat to anyone but the Iranians America had aided him to war against? * [slang, idiomatic, mildly pejorative) A black person that appears to the community to embody the social and cultural features of a white person.]
With an 80-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. listening, could Obama have possibly have had the audacity to argue that Rev. Dr. King was wrong about US wars in his acceptance speech of the ludicrous Nobel Peace prize for his work toward peace in continuing a war of occupation of the entire innocent nation of Afghanistan and initiating heavy drone bombing of Pakistan?
Today, an 83 years honest King would have long been pitying an Obama weighted down with the deaths of so many thousands of Muslim children upon his conscience, as the president piled up deadly naval forces off the coast of Syria, claiming that its government, in spite of defeating the US armed and backed terrorists, had, incredibly, decided to give the US an excuse for a repeat of the destruction of Libya, by letting loose a gas attack on its own citizens on the very day inspectors from the UN were due to arrive.
After King was assassinated, the genocidal undeclared war in Vietnam continued for another eight years and unconstitutional and illegal invasions and bombings that are crimes against humanity, as clearly defined in the universally accepted Nuremberg Principles, continued against dozens of poor nations vulnerable to US firepower up through the present. Now a WW III is being heavily invested in, bases being built encircling China and Russia.
If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, one imagines he would be successfully leading the call for the prosecution of US crimes against humanity just as he had successfully led prosecution of racist crime in the court of public opinion. Earlier in the year in which he received a bullet to his head, King had read the horrific evidence presented at the Bertrand Russell International War Crimes Tribunal concerned with the Vietnam War and with repression in Latin America. Had King lived a year longer, he would have followed the trial of his close friend and expected running mate, (should King have chosen to make a run for the US Presidency), renown baby doctor Benjamin Spock for conspiracy to interfere with the draft and calling for the refusal of illegal or criminal military orders. At his trial Spock referred to the “higher law” brought out at the time of the Nuremberg postwar trials of Nazi leaders. That law, he said, made it morally necessary to disobey when “your government is up to crimes against humanity.”
For this reason, the Howard Zinn and Ramsey Clark co-founded and celebrity endorsed Martin Luther King Jr. Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign website carries a link to the Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Campaign, a purely educational information website that lists the pertinent laws, exhortations of Albert Einstein, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Noam Chomsky and others and features a country-by-country history of US crimes.
During his civil rights fight King had became aware that when businessmen are made to find it necessary, when calculating what to invest in, to include a factor of possible imprisonment, seizure of assets to compensate wrongful death, injury, destruction of property, criminal investments are reconsidered and peace comes non-violently with the enforcement of indisputable laws.
Unveiling The Monument But NOT King’s Condemnation Of U.S. Wars for Wall St. OpEdNews, October 17, 2011 How do the vibrant with emotion eulogies of King’s daughter, sister, son, and two men who held the dying King in their arms (and went on to successful political careers), sound to the demonstrators of Occupy Wall St., when all mention of King’s condemnation of U.S. wars and the “unjust predatory investments they meant to maintain” is calculatedly omitted. “Silence is betrayal!” cried out King at Riverside Church in 1967. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Unveiling-The-Monument-But-by-Jay-Janson-111016-569.html
Demonic David Rockefeller Fiends Dulles Kissinger Brzezinski – Investor Wars Korea thru Syria ,OpEdNews, August 21, 2012 History of David Rockefeller led global arrangements of financial-political control thru public information management culminating in “The International Community’ (formerly, “The Free World’, earlier The Colonial Powers), arraying covert agencies and military of US-NATO-UN, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, in war on Syria and Iran. China and Russia’s pathetic resistance after having acquiesced to the destruction of Libya. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Demonic-David-Rockefeller-by-Jay-Janson-120816-942.html
There Was No Libyan Peaceful Protest – Information Clearing House www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28376.htm There Was No Libyan Peaceful Protest, Just Murderous Gangs and Nic Robertson
Robertson and Anderson Cooper are surely aware of their achievement in promoting human carnage and the destruction of a beautifully well-kept and prosperous nation. Their war mongering within purposely distorted reporting, misreporting, disinformation, and blacking out of information that would have made this massive loss of life impossible. They’ll not be able to wash this off their conscience.
1. There were no peaceful protests!
2. CNN, covering the Danish Cartoons anniversary demonstration that was coopted with an announcement from London to make it into a “day of rage against Libyan leader Gaddafi,’ showed us camera panning of a modest size crowd (mostly men) jumping up and down shouting against Gaddafi (not against Libya’s high standard of living).
3. There were armed attacks on police stations (even traffic police) and vicious attacks on Chinese and Korea construction workers already two days before, and during the anniversary of the Danish Cartoons or “day of rage,’ executions of 50 captured Libyan soldiers, one beheaded, some hung along with police officers. And who knows how many ordinary Libyan civilians harmed by tough guys brought in to Benghazi and other Cyrenaican towns. This was reported by Reuters and BBC, but not CNN.
4. CNN showed a video of a small amount of people scattering, running at twilight, cell phone camera jerking around in confusion with the sound of shooting from completely unidentified sources. There was Anderson Cooper and Nic Robertson crying out that “Gaddafi’, was “targeting, shooting, bombing his own people who only want democracy. At the same time a flood of anti Gaddafi reports were coming in from well-funded Libyan exile backers in various countries.
5. Imagine! On Feb. 21 a bare four days after the overseas calls for “day of rage’ U.S. media’s UK counterpart, the Telegraph reported that ” the International Federation for Human Rights said Libya’s second city along with Sirte, Tobruk, Misrata, Khoms, Tarhounah, Zenten, Al-Zawiya and Zouara had all been taken by protesters. “Protesters?” We were given to see these tough hombre heavily armed “freedom fighters’ in their fleets of pickup trucks looking nothing at all like protesters.
6. While, very quickly, heavily armed insurgent gangs, always described as “ordinary citizens who had dropped their office jobs a few days before to fight for freedom,’ were efficiently overrunning towns and airports, Cooper and Robertson kept excitedly exclaiming cities were being bombed from the air – civilians targeted – showing viewers the same single bomb crater in a field outside of a town for five days running as proof, though oddly admitting no one had been injured.
7. CNN and NY Times have never reported that Libya, as opposed to desperately poor Egypt and Yemen enjoys a higher standard of living than nine European nations including Russia. Rather, they continue emphasizing Western media condemnation of Gaddafi over his entire four decades of leadership of Libya and the movement for African Union.
8. In less than 2 weeks came Obama’s executive orders freezing Libyan accounts or confiscating Libyan accounts of billions of dollars for eventual use by insurgents. Even earlier began the threats from international institutions beholden to U.S. and NATO, and open speculation by the same coalition of former colonial powers that had once conquered and ruled the entire non-white world for centuries, of military action against “Gaddafi’ (that would add a sixth Muslim nation to its bombing list of Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan.
 The Green Book (Arabic: الكتاب الأخضر al-Kitāb al-Aḫḍar) is a short book setting out the political philosophy of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. First published in 1975, it was “intended to be required reading for all Libyans.”It is said to have been inspired in part by The Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao). Both were widely distributed both inside and outside their country of origin, and “written in a simple, understandable style with many memorable slogans.” An English translation was issued by the Libyan People’s Committee, and a bilingual English/Arabic edition was issued in London by Martin, Brian & O’Keeffe in 1976.
The book caused a scandal in 1987, when West German ice hockey club ECD Iserlohn, led by Heinz Weifenbach, signed a US$900,000 advertising deal for the book.
Libyan children spent two hours a week studying the book as part of their curriculum; extracts were broadcast every day on television and radio; its slogans were found on billboards and painted on buildings in Libya; and by 1993 lectures and seminars on it at universities and colleges had been held in France, Eastern Europe, Colombia, and Venezuela.
The Green Book consists of three parts and has 110 pages with 200 words or more on each page.
The Solution of the Problem of Democracy: The Authority of the People (published in late 1975)
The Solution of the Economic Problem: Socialism (published in early 1977)
The Social Basis of the Third International Theory (published in September 1981)
The Green Book rejects modern liberal democracy based on electing representatives as well as capitalism. Instead, it proposes a type of direct democracy overseen by the General People’s Committee which allow direct political participation for all adult citizens.
The book states that “Freedom of expression is the right of every natural person, even if a person chooses to behave irrationally, to express his or her insanity.” However, freedom of speech is based on public ownership of book publishers, newspapers, television, and radio stations, on the grounds that private ownership would be undemocratic.
7. bases being built encircling China and Russia by Google