Let’s hear the tired phrase about freedom again…

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*Cue epic music* “Cause I’m proud to be an….”

Here’s a link for your interest. Declassified documents showing the FBI’s campaign to completely discredit MLK Jr. because he was upsetting the status quo too much; includes multiple illegal wiretaps. Have fun reading this bad boy.

A little excerpt; “As early as 1962, Director Hoover penned on an FBI memorandum, “King is no good.” At the August 1963 March on Washington, Dr. King told the country of his dream that “all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty, I’m free at last.”‘ The FBI’s Domestic Intelligence Division described this “demagogic speech” as yet more evidence that Dr. King was “the most dangerous and effective Negro leader in the country.”

And another fun read here…illegal investigations into civilian citizens by the military over time. You get stuck on this page for very long, you might start to distrust some institutions you thought were always out to protect your “freedoms.”

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3 thoughts on “Let’s hear the tired phrase about freedom again…

  1. It may be a “duh” moment for you, but it’s always revealing to see the actual inner workings of “our” government working to subvert the influence of Christfollowers actually living into discipleship’s demands on their lives…at least for me.

    And in that vein, have you read “The People’s History of the United States”? I’ve heard a lot about that book as an alternative reading of history to the textbooks in public schools.

  2. That was a pretentious vocab-dropping response on my part.

    how ’bout after “you,” and before “…at least from me,” we strike everything I put in there and insert instead “I’m still finding out the depths to which “our” secular government goes to protect its interests”

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