Flat White

Martin Luther King as a Trojan horse

11 June 2021

4:07 PM

11 June 2021

4:07 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. is a Trojan horse. 

Ask yourself, what happens when the conflict between Western Civilisation and the Marxist uprising deifies the same political activist? I’ll give you a hint – it’s not ‘peace’. 

Everyone loves to quote Martin Luther King Jr. because of a thirty-second sound bite playing on repeat in the haze of memory. 

“I have a dream…” The words claw their way up out of history. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.”

And what a dream it was. For a long time, we lived it. 

Australia and many of its sister colonies were founded upon this lofty ideal long before America shook off the literal shackles of slavery. The legacy of English liberty should be credited with the West’s desire to instil individual rights and freedoms into the political system as it predates America’s Civil Rights movement by centuries. 

Unfortunately, the scorched earth approach to history taught by cranky communist lecturers gives the impression that all social progress is the result of violent revolution. Like ISIS standing in the rubble of Palmyra, proclaiming to be the tallest thing for miles, modern activists seek glory through the erasure of the past. 

Worse, Black Lives Matter advocates imagine themselves as the world’s most wretched victims, squirming beneath the boot of the state (which they own?). Were they to venture a little further afield to the nations they idolise as superior, they would see some true horrors. 

Attempts to paint America as some despot vista of racial inequality is a lie reinforced by propaganda and printed by the media for easy ‘clicks’. In reality, there are lines at the gates of the West because, for a while at least, its capitalist democracies and republics brushed against true human liberation. 

The fantasy of police brutality against the African American community put out by Black Lives Matter falls apart in the presence of their beloved ‘science’. The data shows not only that more white people are killed by cops, but that black people kill other American citizens at a far higher rate than any other racial group. If there is a problem with violence in America, it is coming from their own community. Nothing displays this reality more clearly than the bloodthirsty criminal mess which the autonomous city block of ‘CHAZ’ turned into when everyone stood back and let them live out their ‘utopia’. 

Martin Luther King Jr. was at least commenting on real-world problems with racial inequality that had feasible solutions. Today’s activists invent grievances and worship criminals, while their ludicrous demands remain impossible for any sane civilisation to grant. Social workers instead of police? Release all criminals from jail? Take homes and land off other American citizens? Try it and see what kind of America is left after the ash has settled. 

How is it that educated people march behind these ideas and seem intellectually incapable of challenging them? 


If we are to have any chance of undoing the mental damage done to this generation, the rest of us have to understand how these ideas are sold. What hooks seemingly ridiculous notions into young minds? 

Martin Luther King Jr. is the bait by which Black Lives Matter lures the masses. 

While his desire to see people judged by their character, not their skin colour, aligns perfectly with the long held standards of English liberty – Martin Luther King Jr. had other dreams. Less palatable dreams. Dangerous dreams. 

He was a radical Christian socialist and anti-capitalist. Racial harmony was only a tiny part of his ‘dream’ for America. His other desires were coming to the fore later in life, and it caused support for his activism to fall rapidly across both black and white communities. If he had not been assassinated, it is doubtful that he would have retained his idolised pedestal in America. 

His primary goal was to unite the racially segregated poor and then mobilise them to tear down capitalist America – with a whole lot of heavy-handed religious imagery thrown in to get the black congregations on board. It was a message sugar-coated with themes of equality for all God’s children, but at the end of the day it called for the mass redistribution of wealth by force and centralised State control. 

While he remained opposed to communism and never warmed to Marxism, he was a socialist. Far from being the softer ‘ism’, socialism is the root failure of all collectivist movements – the murderer under the banner that modern politicians try to sell to the public as the ‘kinder system’. 

Also, it must be noted that in the sixties it was political suicide to identify as a communist in America, given the state of global affairs where communism was interchangeable with atheistic Stalinism. It is necessary to judge his beliefs based upon the content of his speeches, not the official labels he chose to identify under. Martin Luther King Jr. saw God as supreme to the state and essential to true human liberty and wanted the two ideas to come together in a confused socialist future for America under God. Far from desirable, many today would see a theocracy as just another layer of State-sanctioned tyranny. 

In his speech Communism’s Challenge to Christianity he wrestled with the fundamental similarities between communism and Christianity, lamenting that where his faith had failed, the zealous communists were succeeding. (At least, that is what he preached and believed.) 

Despite being surrounded by communist and Marxist influences, he confined himself to pure socialism. He was perfectly happy to argue in favour of the collapse of capitalism while remaining preoccupied with humanity’s tendency to fall into sin. This approach meant that he did not have to deal with the barbarous end result of socialism’s ideas – only its romantic dreams which scream from the rocks of civilisation like Greek Sirens beckoning the foolish sailor. 

Yet with his [Edward Bellamy] basic thesis I would concur. Our economic system is going through a radical change, and certainly this change is needed. I would certainly welcome the day to come when there will be a nationalization of industry. Let us continue to hope, work, and pray that in the future we will live to see a warless world, a better distribution of wealth, and a brotherhood that transcends race or color. This is the gospel that I will preach to the world. — Martin Luther King Jr. July 18, 1952

Other quotes which make him an attractive figurehead to radical activists include: 

Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children…

Privileged classes do not give up their privileges voluntarily…

The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism…

It has taken no effort at all for Black Lives Matter to stitch these sentiments onto their current list of demands. While Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t fancy Marxism, Marxism definitely fancies him. 

There is a reason why activists cancel historical figures by nitpicking their lives. It creates the notion that people’s ideas can only be supported if the whole of their person aligns with the rhetoric of the activist mob. All the great achievements of an individual can be thrown in the trash if they do not approve of the person as a whole. 

Crucially, this line of reasoning also justifies all commentary if that person is chosen as a deified member of the movement. In short, everything that Martin Luther King Jr. says is sacrosanct because he said it – not because his ideas are good on their own merit. It is a variation of the personality cult, but because Black Lives Matter is a headless snake, it has to pick cult leaders – preferably dead ones – to stand in for it. 

The sales pitch to our kids goes something like this… 

“Even your parents think Martin Luther King Jr. was the peak standard of race relations. Remember that great speech? Well, these are all the other things that he said which support our cause. Because your parents like him, they are essentially agreeing that all his ideas are right – they just haven’t realised it yet, so you have to educate them with this – uh – piece of cardboard and Molotov cocktail.” 

At which point things quickly descend into a call for violent revolution based on poorly defined ideas of ‘justice’. This is not confined to suspicious Twitter accounts and dodgy corners of the internet. 

In 2015, the Washington Post published an article titled, ‘Don’t criticise Black Lives Matter for provoking violence. The civil rights movement did, too’ subtitled, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. deliberately courted violence’.

The article was penned by Simone Sebastian, who is listed as their Deputy America editor on the National desk. It is an attempt to argue that Black Lives Matter is comparable to the Civil Rights movement and therefore justified in its outrageous violence, criminality, and overt racial attacks: 

Similarly, many have held today’s movement responsible for the burned buildings, broken windows and police and civilian deaths that followed protests during the past year. Yet history shows that this violence is the inevitable consequence of challenging the racial status quo.

Sensible people do not describe looting binges and the reckless destruction of private property – often in black communities – as ‘challenging the racial status quo’. Usually these actions are referred to as, ‘vile little privileged wankers stealing shit that other people worked hard to make’. 

Marxism is the politics of contradiction. 

While preaching equality, its leaders collect portfolios of million-dollar homes. It says, ‘racial equality’ while demanding the theft of land and assets of white citizens. In order to obtain ‘love and tolerance’, it brainwashes its followers into a viciously prejudiced mob. It challenges evil capitalist institutions by being directly funded and promoted by the world’s wealthiest corporations. And the most damaging of all, it demands ‘justice’ while tearing down the principles of true justice and replacing them with ‘social justice’ – which is nothing more than Medieval witch trials where the politically inconvenient are burned at the stake. 

Collectivism is a political virus. It adapts. It evolves. It lurks. It kills. It latches onto historical figures and uses them as patient zero to start another ideological outbreak. 

Every time a social commentator promotes Martin Luther King Jr. as an unchallenged saint, they help Black Lives Matter reel their children in closer to the jaws of Marxism. If things continue this way, the next generation will not remember his dream for racial equality – only the socialist revolution that was meant to follow. 

Alexandra Marshall is an independent writer. If you would like to support her work, shout her a coffee over at Ko-Fi.

Got something to add? Join the discussion and comment below.


Show comments
Close