The Reverend Martin Luther King's message, 50 years on by Jay Knott (08/11/13)       ⇌ (Irony)       

MLK has become a secular saint. Universally regarded as better than everyone else, his words are engraved on government buildings and he is quoted ad nauseam by journalists, politicians and rock stars.

But what exactly is so special about the guy? He was black. He was born in a society with severe oppression of black people. So he said he would like to see an end to that oppression.

That's it. End of story. Am I missing something? What's so amazing about a victim of racial oppression making a speech saying they think it's a bad idea?

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