As we celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, there is a constantly repeated question that should be addressed. What is the “correct way to protest”? Many news channels and site attribute the problem with protests groups such as “Black Lives Matter” and “Anti-fa”, as “not protesting correctly”. However there is never a reasonable alternative suggested apart from there request of just “not complaining”. They often like to note such people as Dr. King as someone they should strive to be like, but what does that honestly mean. A lot of these people like to forget that Dr. King was excessively hated furring the Civil Rights movement.
The FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, claimed Dr. King was “the most Dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country”. Not to mention his assassination may have product of the FBI. According to a it’s former assistant director, William C. Sullivan, from 1963 until his assassination there was a very Intense campaign to “neutralize King as a leader”.
You can read that report Here…
Shortly after his involvement with the Montgomery Bus Boycott, King was put under surveillance by the FBI. And after his famous “I have a Dream” speech, Attorney General Robert Kennedy granted authority to tap Dr. King’s phone and allow more surveillance.
All this was in an attempt to silence on man, and in turn a nation, protesting the mistreatment of African Americans in there own country. So then, what is the right way to protest if we can’t Kneel, March, speak, organize, or just rightfully complain? It really seems as if no matter the quarrel, your antagonist does not want to hear your plea. So protest as you feel. This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, your going to hear the “I Have a Dream” speech, A LOT. and while that speech is important, The quote that more embodies the current political atmosphere, is from his letter written in the Birmingham jail.
“An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr