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  1. Does blackmail mean the deed didn't occur? The transgression's didn't take place? Hmmmmm. Was MLK perfect, or a flawed individual with some troubling issues, much like Lee, Washington, and Jefferson?
  2. Hoover smooover.... MLK wasn't the perfect hero the libs think that he was. The question is, (Shakespeare voice) to tear or not to tear down his statues?
  3. He seems to have nuts on his mind, no problem with that I guess, if he likes nuts he likes nuts.
  4. No we're talking about the reverend and his misconduct, and your tendencies towards homosexuality.
  5. I'll schedule you to be in his office after his reelection, so he can discipline you for your misconduct.
  6. Red herring alert... I don't care about Hoover, we're talking about the reverend and his conduct. Try to keep up hmmk.
  7. We'll have "proof" soon enough lol. https://standpointmag.co.uk/issues/june-2019/the-troubling-legacy-of-martin-luther-king/ The complete transcripts and surviving recordings are not due to be released until 2027 but when they are made fully available a painful historical reckoning concerning King’s personal conduct seems inevitable.
  8. So you're unflawed eh? Yikes we have a megalomaniac amongst us folks.
  9. Robert E. Lee was loyal to his state of Virginia, different time period then. He was a great man with flaw's, as we all have.
  10. Woooooty wooooot woooooot logic bombs being dropped up in here up in here...
  11. I really am black, but I might identify as an 8 foot tall Chinese woman tomorrow. Don't you dare say I'm not if I so choose. or maybe I'll be a 4 year old south American girl, I bet I'll win all the sprints at the local track meet now yes!
  12. So all black people are on drugs then huh? You darn racist you.
  13. I agree with the second point of the OP article myself... The other option, and the one that I favor, is that we develop a different standard that can be equally applied to all historical figures. Rather than canonize our heroes on one hand, or demonize them on the other, we can humanize them. We begin to see them as real people, not caricatures, and we strive to understand and appreciate them as such. We do not hide our faces from the darker elements of their personalities. We do not justify their sins or rationalize them. We discuss them, openly and honestly. And we don't look to turn them into cartoon villains, either. We see them as men — nothing more or less than that. If they achieved great things, if they managed feats that few could manage, if they altered the course of human history, then we honor those accomplishments and perhaps even build statues in remembrance. We don't erase anyone from the history books just because they had personal flaws — even very serious flaws. But perhaps we add another page or two. We keep the monuments because the monuments are part of our history and culture, but we keep in mind that the person commemorated by the monument was just that — a person. And that is how we think of them and remember them. If this is where our reassessment of our historical heroes ultimately leads, I think it will be a positive change. We will finally be remembering and studying history like adults, not children. And it is through that more nuanced lens that we can, I think, continue to honor Martin Luther King Jr., despite the terrible evil he may have done. But he does not get to be an exception. If we extend that grace to MLK and his legacy, then we must extend it equally to all of our historical heroes. He is not a special case. He was a man just like them, and just as flawed. And that's the point.
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