Sunday, August 18, 2013

Is Political Fear-Mongering Cyclical?

What happened 60 years ago in America that's just as relevant today, as it was back then. Except back then the fear-mongering buzzword was Communism. The buzzword now is Terrorism.


  1. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington—the 50th anniversary of which is being commemorated this week—marked a high point in US history. It was a soaring moment in which the the soul of the civil rights movement was bared to the nation, as King bravely recognized the daunting obstacles to progress but expressed unbound optimism that justice would ultimately reign.

    There was, though, a dark side to the event, for it triggered an ugly and brutal reaction within one of the most powerful offices of the land. In response to King's address, J. Edgar Hoover, the omnipotent FBI director, intensified the bureau's clandestine war against the heroic civil rights leader.

    Read more at: The Dark Side of "I Have a Dream": The FBI's War on Martin Luther King