Initially posted on 7.17 by Babylon Bee, re-posted here with equally satirical HE edits: Martin Luther King has been posthumously cancelled for stating 57 years ago that people of all races should be treated equally and judged “not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

The feeling today, particularly among “1619 Project” advocates, is that MLK was unfortunately blinded by Christian humanitarian instincts, and was therefore unaware of (or in denial about) the fundamentally heinous nature of white Americans, not to mention the fact that the U.S of A. is and was a Nation of Evil that was built upon slavery and is currently maintained and administered by relentless racism.

The basic progressive view is that it’s pointless to encourage nobler, gentler behavior by whites due to their incorrigibly racist attitudes, which are baked in the bone.

It is therefore best to posthumously (if regretfully) cancel Dr. King, as the beliefs espoused during his “I Have A Dream” speech (8.28.63) do not reflect the truth of things as BLM progressives now understand them.