History shows that all great nations commit suicide.==Arnold Toynbee, British Historian
American republic is undergoing a profound crisis that has been variously described as a crisis of faith, a legitimation crisis, a crisis of civilizational morale and a crisis of cultural authority. The center no longer holds; the core has lost its compelling power; the moral and social ecology of the nation has been contaminated; the different spheres of society are undermining each other; and the escalation of the extremes is underway.
==A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future (Os Guinness)
Take the time to listen to MLK’s whole speech. This is the speech that assured his murder. Do it in memory of him. Open your minds to the deep states corruption and the illegitimacy of the myths of America and of our government. Become proud of the America as it was designed, not as it has become. Only then will we have a chance to save ourselves from the illegitimate system that we have blindly accepted.
Bring Back the America we have lost, bring back the America of our founders that has been destroyed by the tyranny, corruption, lies, propaganda that is our Fascist, Crony Capitalist American Empire. Bring back faith. Bring back the Rule of Law and all of the constraints on the Leviathan that such law, through the history of our Anglo-Saxon and Judeo-Christian heritage, must provide. We have become sheep manipulated and controlled by a massive infrastructure of corruption supporting the military-industrial-total surveillance state and the behemoths of monopolistic finance capital. We are as far from being free as a nation of Americans, whatever color of skin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion, as we have ever been–for we suffer the illusion of freedom, the illusion of democracy and an almost joyous, willing acceptance of our lobotomized ignorance.
None of us are free and as the future course we are now running towards unfolds into the present, our chains will become less figurative and turn to iron.
Memphis jury finds that a conspiracy led to Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination
On December 8 a jury in Memphis, Tennessee returned a verdict that civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was the victim of an assassination conspiracy and did not die at the hands of a lone gunman.
The verdict followed a three-week trial of a wrongful death lawsuit which the King family filed last year against former Memphis cafe owner Loyd Jowers. According to the suit, Jowers was part of a plot to murder the civil rights leader. King was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968.
In a 1993 television interview with ABC News, Jowers, now 73, reported that mobsters offered him $100,000 to have King killed. Since the interview Jowers has changed his story several times. He was unable to testify at the trial due to illness. His attorney, Lewis Garrison, told the jurors they could reasonably conclude King was the victim of a conspiracy in which his client was involved, but that his role was minor.
At the end of the trial a number of jurors commented that they were convinced by the evidence that there was a conspiracy. Summing up the sentiment of the jurors, one remarked, “We all thought it was a kind of cut and dried case and that there were a lot of people involved.”
The major news media paid scant attention to the trial and portrayed the verdict as having little significance. Reports on the outcome of the trial appearing in the New York Times, for example, have been dismissive of theories of a broad conspiracy involving government agencies.
Democracy is dead. It has always been an afflicted creature – hobbling about – wounded at its very being. An enslaving disposition corrupted the United States before it matured. Its spiritual death was foretold, but the nation refused to hear the black voices crying out in the wilderness. At the Riverside Church, the Holy See of liberal Protestantism, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – born in the bosom of the black Baptist church – prophesied: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” And he was martyred a year later on April 4, 1968.
A year before the racist, materialist and militaristic ax cut King down, he warned the nation of its demise. The now infamous “A Time to Break the Silence” speech at the Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, was a stern warning against the maladies of the American spirit – materialism, racism and militarism. The year between the Riverside speech and his assassination proved to be a radical one. As though he was racing against death’s chariot, King accelerated his critique of the United States and took up more radical tactics.
CORETTA SCOTT KING, et al, Plaintiffs, Vs. Case No. 97242 LOYD JOWERS, et al, Defendants. was a civil trial held in the circuit court of Shelby County, Tennessee for the thirtieth judicial district at Memphis held between November 15 to December 8, 1999. The trial found defendant Loyd Jowers and unknown co-defendants civilly liable for participation in a conspiracy to assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the amount of $100. Members of Dr. King’s family acted as plaintiffs. Local assistant district attorney John Campell, who was not involved in the case, commented that the case was flawed and “overlooked so much contradictory evidence that never was presented”.
Excerpt: THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes. And the total amount of damages you find for the plaintiffs entitled to is one hundred dollars. Is that your verdict? THE JURY: Yes (In unison).
Loyd Jowers (November 20, 1926 — May 20, 2000) was the owner of a restaurant (Jim’s Grill) near the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. In December 1993, Jowers appeared on ABC’s Prime Time Live and related the details of an alleged conspiracy involving the Mafia and the U.S. government to kill King. According to Jowers, James Earl Ray was a scapegoat, and was not involved in the assassination. Jowers believed that Memphis police officer Lieutenant Earl Clark fired the fatal shot.
The United States Department of Justice published the results of its investigation into Jowers’ allegations and concluded that they were not substantiated nor credible and that they found significant evidence to refute them. According to the DOJ report, Jowers contradicted himself on virtually every key point about the alleged conspiracy: In these statements, Jowers has repeatedly changed key aspects of his new story, disavowed his confession, and even retreated to his long-standing account of the previous 25 years. For example, he not only identified two different people as the assassin, but also most recently claimed that he saw the assassin and did not recognize him. Jowers also abandoned his initial allegation that he received $100,000 with which he hired a hit man to kill Dr. King, claiming instead that he merely held the money for the conspirators. Additionally, Jowers has been inconsistent about other aspects of the alleged conspiracy, including his role in it, Raoul’s responsibilities, whether and how Memphis police officers were involved, and the disposal of the alleged murder weapon.
According to the same report, Jowers initially sought compensation for his story, and his friends and relatives acknowledge that he hoped to make money from his account. He also refused to cooperate with the DOJ investigation. Even though he repeatedly confessed publicly without immunity from prosecution, he was unwilling to provide a final, definitive version of his story in order to be granted immunity by the Department of Justice. Jowers has never made his conspiracy claims under oath according to the report.
In 1998, the King family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jowers and “other unknown co-conspirators” for the murder of King. A Memphis jury found Jowers responsible on December 8, 1999, and that the assassination plot also involved “governmental agencies.”
The Memphis county prosecutor said on several occasions that Mr. Jowers’ claims were without merit and that his motivation was to sell his story for a book or a movie. Both sisters that worked at Jowers’ restaurant recanted their support for the case. Their conversation in which the main witness for Jowers admitted that the story was false was taped by the authorities. The sister admitted that Jowers had fabricated the story so he could make $300,000 from selling the story, and she in turn corroborated his story in order to get some money to pay her income tax.
Following the verdict, John Campbell, an assistant district attorney in Memphis who was part of the criminal trial said: I’m not surprised by the verdict. This case overlooked so much contradictory evidence that never was presented, what other option did the jury have but to accept Mr. Pepper’s version?
If you were watching the news in the 1960’s you would have seen that Martin Luther King was out to destroy America and that the good policemen were only doing their jobs by beating and arresting civil rights protesters.
At that time the civil rights movement was a serious threat to the establishment, so much so that government agencies developed a program to target and silence civil rights leaders, this program was called “COINTELPRO”. It is this program that many researchers believe is responsible for the deaths of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and other civil rights activists.
Now, newly declassified documents published by The New York Times show the sickening depths that the FBI went to in their operations against Martin Luther King. The report, which was recently discovered by historian and professor Beverly Gage, shows an unclassified version of the famous letter that the FBI sent King, suggesting that he should kill himself because they had so much dirt on him.