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sanitation workers who’d gone on strike. Very soon he was planning to go to Washington for the Poor People’s Campaign, prepared to inspire massive civil disobedience and shut down the Capitol if that’s what it took to put poverty on the front burner. He was also going beyond civil rights and speaking out strongly against the Vietnam War. A year to the day before his death, Dr. King called the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” In essence, Dr. King said things just as inflammatory as Obama’s minister, Reverend Wright. I think King would probably be locked up for talking like that now. We have streets named after him, and a holiday in his name—how come we’re not listening to what he said? We completely ignore the very teachings he taught and the honesty that he showed. We also ignore that the powers that be got rid of him. The FBI’s attempt to destroy Dr. King as the leader of the civil rights movement involved “attempts to discredit him with churches, universities, and the press,”3 the Senate’s Church Committee concluded a decade later. Walter Fauntroy was a colleague of Dr. King’s who served 20 years in Congress and, between 1976 and 1978, was chairman of the House subcommittee looking into the assassination. Their report concluded that Ray did assassinate King, but that he probably had assistance. “It was apparent that we were dealing with very sophisticated forces,” Fauntroy testified at the civil trial, saying he’d found electronic bugs on his TV set and phone. Fauntroy later said that, after he left Congress, he found information from Hoover’s logs, showing that the FBI director had a series of meetings with persons involved with the CIA and military intelligence (MI) in the three weeks before King’s assassination; also that there were MI agents as well as Green Berets in Memphis the night he was shot.4 So was James Earl Ray, a petty crook who escaped from a Missouri prison a year before the murder, a patsy like Oswald? Supposedly, he fired from the bathroom window of a rooming house a little more than 200 feet away. A tenant on the second floor said he heard a shot “and saw a man fleeing down the hallway from the direction of the bathroom,” according to the House committee report. Ray went down some outside stairs and jumped into his white Mustang in an alley. Along the way he allegedly dropped a bundle that happened to include a Remington 30.06 rifle, some binoculars, and a sales receipt for ammunition. Ray’s prints were on the rifle, which had one spent shell in the chamber. Isn’t it interesting how these lone-nut assassins seem to incriminate themselves in advance with dumb moves? I suppose they wouldn’t want to be

Profile for HAROLD ARROYO, JR.

AMERICAN CONSPIRACIES, LIES AND DECEPTION FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, JESSE VENTURA  

AMERICAN CONSPIRACIES, LIES AND DECEPTION FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, JESSE VENTURA  

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