Apalled by Ignorance of journalist

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At first I was livid when I read Zak Cummins editorial, but after a few moments of thought I just felt sorry for him. Obviously, his facts were not researched, for they were not facts at all. Do you think that professors just hand out Ph.D’s? If so, then hand me one.

What exactly is the relevance of his name? Does this change any of the remarkable things he achieved?

Also, Mr. Cummins, you state that many of King’s associates were communist or communist sympathizers. Tell me, do all of your friends have the same views as you? And furthermore, are all of your associates your friends?

King did not believe in communism. He makes this clear in his, “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” In it I quote Dr. King as saying, “If today I lived in a Communist country where certain people dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country’s antireligious laws.”

You are correct on one thing he did study Marx’s theories, but in his autobiography he Dr. King says,”My reading of Marx also convinced me that truth is found neither in Marxism nor in tradtional capitalism.

Dr. King was a strong man. He endured bombings of his home, beatings, being arrested for ludicrious reasons, yet he still upheld non-violence. Even when his “associates” urged him to fight back. He was quoted as saying, “It is either non-violence or non-existence.” Mr. Cummins, please, for future reference know what you are talking about before you print it. Don’t take one of history’s most courageous leaders and try to turn his name into a mockery.