Wait a minute – what did she just say.
Kamala Harris appeared to promote the crazy conspiracy theory that it was the federal government that assassinated Martin Luther King, Jr.
Without offering any evidence or reasoning, Harris appeared to imply that the Feds were involved in MLK’s assassination.
And yet their side has the audacity to call *us* the conspiracy theorists?
We don’t spread false information or half-truths.
Rather, we simply ask for transparency and integrity — such as observable forensic audits.
Yet our side is called “insurrectionists,” while Kamala can spout out dangerous rhetoric.
More information below:
— Off The Press (@OffThePress1) September 15, 2022
NEW: Kamala Harris echoed the conspiracy theory that the U.S. gov’t assassinated MLK to halt his labor activism.
Harris’ apparent endorsement of the theory could further undermine the Biden admin's efforts to battle misinformation.
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) September 15, 2022
Kamala Harris appears to promote MLK assassination conspiracy theory. Kamala doesn't know when to SHUT her mouth!
— Michael T (@santafemiket) September 16, 2022
Ask yourself this:
If President Trump said that, is there any doubt that the so-called “fact checkers” would be out in full force today?
Wouldn’t the media be all over this, slamming him as a “perpetrator of misinformation”?
So why does Kamala Harris get to say something so divisive without little pushback?
Fortunately, the Gazette was brave enough to carry this story:
Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire after she appeared to promote a conspiracy theory that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 because he wanted to unite the civil rights movement with workers against the government’s wishes.
Harris was speaking on the labor movement and the United Farm Workers grape boycott when she made the comments, according to an interview the vice president published last week.
“This is the stuff that you know that we have to remind people of,” Harris said, according to a report.
“This is why Dr. King was assassinated because he was bringing together the civil rights movement with the workers. It was the sanitation workers.”
King, who was shot to death by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, wanted to align the two together even though few saw the similarities between workers and the civil rights movement, according to Harris.
“[We] were on the verge of a merger of that, an understanding that the priorities and the issues [of civil rights and the labor movement] are inextricably linked,” she said.
The idea that bringing the civil rights movement together with workers was the cause for King’s death alludes to a popular conspiracy theory that the government orchestrated his death, according to the report.
Multiple agencies conspired to kill the leader because he switched his focus to organized labor, according to the conspiracy theory.
Don’t hold your breath, folks.
We know that Kamala will never be held to the same, punishing standard that the media held President Trump to.
She will never be accused of misinformation.
Or of being a threat to democracy.
Despite the fact that she appears to be spreading falsehoods about the federal government.
Stay woke! “Vice President Kamala Harris this month echoed the conspiracy theory that the U.S. government assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. to halt his labor activism”https://t.co/wP6wOH5lah
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) September 15, 2022
— judgepete81 (@judgepete811) September 16, 2022
While this might not sound like a big deal, this is dangerous.
To have the vice president spreading misinformation against the government undermine’s its authority.
There’s a difference between thoughtful criticism and asking for transparency vs. stoking outright fear that the Feds will assassinate you.
The Free Beacon has more information:
Vice President Kamala Harris this month echoed the conspiracy theory that the U.S. government assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. to halt his labor activism, a move that could further undermine the Biden administration’s efforts to battle misinformation.
“This is the stuff that you know that we have to remind people of,” Harris, in an interview with the Nation, said of the historical connection between the civil rights movement and the labor movement. “This is why Dr. King was assassinated, because he was bringing together the civil rights movement with the workers.”
Harris seemingly endorsed a popular conspiracy theory that government agencies conspired to assassinate King because in the last years of his life the civil rights icon shifted his focus to organized labor. Economic interests within the government, according to this theory, viewed King’s labor activism as an intolerable threat to the capitalist system. There is no evidence to support this theory, nor to suggest that James Earl Ray, who was convicted in King’s 1968 assassination, was motivated to kill King because of his support for the labor movement.
The vice president’s allusion to a government plot against King puts her in company with conspiracy theorists and radical ideologues. William Pepper, a lawyer who frequently headlines 9/11 conspiracy events and believes the assassination of Robert Kennedy was a conspiracy, claims King’s assassination was coordinated by the FBI, CIA, and members of organized crime. Marxist groups, including International Marxist Tendency and publications like Socialist Appeal and Green Left, have also charged that the U.S. government murdered King.
A spokeswoman for the vice president did not return a request for comment on the parallels between Harris’s remarks and conspiracy rhetoric.
So what do you think?
Do you agree with Kamala Harris’ apparent assessment?
Did the Feds assassinate MLK, Jr.?
Or is she spreading misinformation?
Let us know your perspective in the comments section below!