lesson for us all....everyone is human...therefore, everyone is a sinner....
we need to stop idolizing people...they'll break our hearts every time....
Right, we only need to trash our founding fathers for past sins.
I never did idolize him as I am not fond of plagiarism or those with communist connections who sought to visit Russia in 1960’s.
Kings associations with communists, particular a few of his most prevalent speech writers would have likely placed him permanently on a prohibition list. >>>Stanley David Levinson
The FBI file, titled Martin Luther King, Jr. A Current Analysis and dated March 12, 1968 was part of 553 files relating to the assassination of former president John F. Kennedy, released by the US National Archives in 2017.
Under the heading Strong Communist Influence, the FBI report discussed how Kings principal advisor was a Jew named Stanley David Levison.
The FBI report said: Another complicating factor in the picture is the degree of communist influence on King. One of Kings principal advisors is Stanley David Levison. Ostensibly only a NYC attorney and businessman, Levison is, in fact, a shrewd, dedicated communist. Levison has spent the major part of his life advancing communist interests.
He has actively involved himself in fund-raising drives for King, served as his legal counsel in certain-matters, suggested speech material for him, discussed with King demonstrations to be involved, guided him in regard to acceptance or rejection of various public appearances and speaking, and helped him with matters related to articles and books King has prepared.
Levison edited most of the chapters of Kings new book entitled Where Do We Go From Here; Chaos Or Community? Levison wrote one chapter of this book and the publishers representative complained to King and Levison that it was obvious certain sections of the book were written by different, individuals.
Levison was the one who effectively controlled all of Kings public utterances.
Stanley Levison has told Clarence Jones, another advisor to King, that under no circumstances should King be permitted to say anything without their approving it. Levison also informed Jones that King is such a slow thinker he is usually not prepared to make statements without help from someone.
Under the heading Subversives Attracted, the FBI report provided further background to Levison, dealing with his formal position within the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA):
Stanley Levison was attracted to King and SCLC when King gained national attention. Levison soon developed a close relationship with King and was known in Kings group as Assistant Chief. In 1961, he was assistant treasurer of SCLC [Southern Christian Leadership Conference]. Prior to joining forces with King, Levison led a double like for the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA). Outwardly he was a successful businessman but he was also the clandestine fundraiser for the CPUSA. He was entrusted with raising and handling secret funds for the Party and used some of these funds to finance his own activities.
The reason King enjoyed this close relationship with communists is best explained by the fact that Levison, in February, 1962, passed the word to Gus Hall, General Secretary, CPUSA, King is a whole-hearted Marxist who has studied it (Marxism), believes in it and agrees with it, but because of his being a minister of religion, does not dare to espouse it publicly.
The FBI report then goes on to detail the full extent of the CPUSAs involvement in the Civil Rights movement, and of how it was part of their plan to destroy America. In this regard, the FBI report shows that almost all of Kings advisors, speech writers, organizers, and personal assistants, were specifically recruited from within the ranks of the CPUSA, often by Levison himself.
The last section of the report deals entirely with Kings deviant sexual behavior which is just as bad as the earlier document dump in 2013 where he is yelling obscenities about fornicating for the Glory of God. ________________________________________________
So in the beginning, King plagiarized the bulk of his work: College papers, doctoral thesis, and his first speech at Ebenezer Church were not his material. Then he got involved with Levinson, his speech writer and the CPUSA became his guiding force and source. And Levinson became the puppeteer behind the magical persona.
King was a charismatic speaker that delivered an effective message. He was evolving into a cult type leader, given his charming effect on others, particularly women. He was a precursor to Obama.