Hi, fellows! It's January 17 and we're about to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King on Monday! Gee whiz, Martin Luther King's pal Ralph Abernathy sure had some mean things to say about Martin Luther King, didn't he? Since it is timely, let's take a look at this man and his contribution to the history of the only non-President American to receive the honor of a national holiday in his name.
Ralph Abernathy is famous for being a "close friend and mentor" of Dr. Martin Luther King, and he succeeded Martin Luther King as the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference following King's assassination. Abernathy wrote a book, published in 1989, called "The Walls come Crumbling Down", where he alleged that the Reverend (on the last night of his life) had sex with two prostitutes and physically beat up a third prostitute. (Other stuff happened in the book of course. Like, Abernathy's book wasn't just about beating up prostitutes although that would have been a bold narrative choice)
Anyway that's what Ralph Abernathy said about Dr. King. A lot of people denied Abernathy's story, I hear the FBI has recordings of Dr. King from wiretapping his several abodes, but those won't be available to the public until 2027. So let's all wait for those.
Also, everyone should remember during the President's day Weekend in February that George Washington owned slaves.
Okay in this week's page Iron Jaw mentions hoarding. There were a ton of shortages during world war two, even in America. This was the cost of putting together the greatest war-fighting effort the planet had ever seen, but the country's united citizenry bore the burden proudly. The citizenry were angry that the Japanese had murdered 2,000 sailors during the 1941 Pearl Harbor sneak attack, and were anxious to repay the Japanese (and their allies) in blood. If getting back at the Japanese meant going without, then they would do without.
We can contrast this to September 11, 2001 when 3,000 civilians died from a terrorist sneak attack.
All right, I hope everyone has a very good weekend. I'll see you cowboys and cowgirls next week! Goodbye!