From: "Allen L. Barker"
Subject: NY Times editorial supports COINTELPRO-based ridicule
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 00:56:27 -0400
Organization: No Dismay
Here is a recent editorial in the NY Times (which also
recently ran an editorial sympathizing with government
The subject here is Martin Luther King, Jr., and in
particular a recent movie in which his extramarital
affairs are the subject of jokes.
Are these affairs suitable matter for joking? I am
not going to discuss that. The question is, how does
anyone know about his extramarital affairs? They know
because the FBI targeted King for extensive surveillance,
wiretapping, bugging, and harassment operations. The
FBI then learned of King's affairs and purposely advertised
this information in the hopes of discrediting him. Oh,
and they also tried to induce him to commit suicide with
veiled threats to reveal the information.
I am not so worried that people might joke about King's
affairs as that they might "forget to mention" the source
of such information. This abuse is completely, incomparably
worse than any transgression King committed against his
wife and family. In this light, the whole article above
reads as nothing less than condesension and pandering to
presumed ignorance. The article talks of hypocricy in an
ironic sense, because the word COINTELPRO never occurs.
This is the perfect illustration of how the "powers that
be" put down leaders. Such leaders are put under the microscope
of some of the most amoral and hateful pigs on the planet, abusing
the most fundamental human rights. The full powers of the
taxpayer-funded government are abused in secret to
unconstitutionally target citizens. But because this is a
government operation, even documented history somehow tends
to be conveniently forgotten again after the outrage is
presumed to have dissipated.
Talk about hypocricy. How would your (or anyone's) life look if,
say, 30 agents were dedicated to surveillance and discrediting
operations against you? Oh, and by the way, that fact just cannot
be mentioned even as your smallest fault is magnified in the
national press. Could the status quo leaders stand that sort of
scrutiny and ongoing harassment? King's "crime" was organizing
and demanding basic civil liberties in a society we now presumably
all know was outrageously unjust.
Barbershop my ass, how patronizing. This is how they operate.
Ridicule is the first line of suppression by the US harassers,
who wear clown suits while applying cattle prods. If you
cannot understand that you will always be subject to it.
And supposed protections against such abuses have recently been
weakened, to put it mildly. Ha ha ha, my leaders are jokes
and the status quo leaders rule. (And to anticipate a spinning
line, any fool can see the difference between this and ordinary
jokes at the expense of leaders in a free society.)
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