In fact, nearly all the progressive leadership was killed in the '60's
On today, the celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, we must also remember that King was the target of a sophisticated conspiracy to kill him.
The short video above provides the results of the 1999 jury trial "King Family Versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators".
Here are a few excerpts from an article by Carl Herman:
"Martin Luther King’s family and his attorney, William F. Pepper, won a civil trial that found US government agencies guilty in the wrongful death of Martin Luther King. The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King. The King family’s attempts for a criminal trial were denied, as suspect James Ray’s recant of what he claimed was a false confession was denied."
"The overwhelming evidence of government complicity introduced and agreed as comprehensively valid by the jury includes the 111th Military Intelligence Group were sent to Dr. King’s location, and that the usual police protection was pulled away just before the assassination. Military Intelligence set-up photographers on a roof of a fire station with a clear view to Dr. King’s balcony. 20th Special Forces Group had an 8-man sniper team at the assassination location on that day. Memphis police ordered the scene where multiple witnesses reported as the source of shooting cut down of their bushes that would have hid a sniper team. Along with sanitizing a crime scene, police abandoned investigative procedure to interview witnesses who lived by the scene of the shooting."
The reason people deny the field of conspiracy theory is two-fold: some are just plain crazy racist rants (Protocols of the Elders of Zion etc.), but the other main reason is if excepted in part or complete truth - It shatters the foundation of social order that most decent citizens grow up with.
If people accept that Jack and Bobby Kennedy were killed by or with the complicity of the State. If Dr. King and Malcolm X were victims of the same plots.
-If Nixon was taken out by his own CIA.
-If the Republicans committed Treason by negotiating with the North Vietnamese without President Johnson's knowledge.
-If The Republicans committed Treason by arraging for the Iranians to hold U.S. hostages until Reagan was elected.
-If those dealings were the actual start of "The Iran Contra Affair"
-If Oliver North's Contra supply operation ran guns to the Contras in Nicaragua and flooded U.S. cities with cheap Cocaine on the return flights.
-If there was a vast right-wing conspiracy against President Bill Clinton
-If Al Gore actually won the State of Florida when the recount was completed, and George W. Bush was not a legitimate President.
-If the Bush administration ignored the warnings before 911 while "The Project for a New American Century" stated they needed a "New Pearl Harbor" to push their middle-east policy.
-If Dick Cheney insisted in being present when George Bush testified about 911 in closed session- to make sure he kept the storyline intact.
-If witnesses believe the hijacked 911 flight over Pennsylvania was shot down.
-If the Anthrax attacks against Democrats Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy and various media outlets came from U.S. Government weapons labs.
-If the Bush administration repeatedly lied us into a useless war in Iraq.
-If huge financial and industrial corporations can buy the government outright.
If these things are true, then it would shatter the very foundation of "The American Dream" of free choice, free speech, one-man one-vote, Democracy itself.
Most people just can't go there.