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Martin Luther King Jr, was a prophet and Civil Rights leader, that lead the nonviolent Civil Rights Movement of the old United States In his lifetime he was credited.with bringing out peaceful liberalization of racial policies in the country, he also revered internationally, even in the Socialist World. This page is about the impact of King's life after Doomsday.
Alleged Prophecies and deification
It has been suggested since the late 1980s as many parts of history were falling into myth and legend, Martin Luther King Jr had powers of precognition or powers to predict the future. King, never claimed to have such powers in his life, but his speeches, as well as some after the fact testimony by friends, have occasionally been interpreted as evidence that he was a divine figure, who predicted Doomsday.
Throughout the farthest southern areas of the former United States, surviving African Americans deified Martin Luther King Jr. In need of a guiding figure of inspiration to deal with the pain of a fallen world, the memory of MLK Jr became religious. In many cases, lay people without access to voice or video recordings turned King into supernatural being. The most common cult of personality makes King as some sort of messenger of God, but some extremists view King as an incarnation or a relative of Jesus. It is important to note that was never claimed by King himself during his life time.
Claims of King as an Apocalyptic Prophet
In particular, King's 1968 speech given in as a sermon Why I oppose the War in Vietnam has been taken as a forewarning, that a Doomsday would occur to punish the United States for transgressions in foreign policy and racism. The following quote has often been used as the original basis of prophecy claims.
|“||God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, “You’re too arrogant! And if you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I’ll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn’t even know my name. Be still and know that I’m God||”|
This quote is problematic, in that Post Doomsday perceptions of this quote diverged widely from its original audience. Black American Christians as well as followers of Jimmy Carter in the former U.S state of Georgia state that God was using King as a messenger of warning of an apocalypse to come unless the political and economic elite drastically changed course. Observers believe that King's messages as biblical prophecy were fulfilled not just with Doomsday but the following transformations which took place afterward. The dissolution of the American provisional government in 1995, and the continued survival of Socialist Siberia is taken as a self-evident proof that King had received messages from the Holy Spirit, on a similar level to the biblical prophets of Moses, and Isaiah.
Church ministers and theologians supportive of King further postulate, that the course of history after King's death and before Doomsday, correctly collaborate with King's alleged warnings. While Detent between the two nuclear powers took place remarkably after King's death, the Second or Final Cold War erupted in earnest after the election of Ronald Reagan. Candidate's Reagan's connections with the racist congressman Strom Thurmond and President Reagan's use of Contra mercenaries to attack peasants in Nicaragua in the years leading up to Doomsday is total proof that Doomsday was a punishment for the United States sins. King often spoke of triple evils of "Militarism, Racism, and Exploitation" it is suggested that President Reagan not heading God's warnings through the late King and as consequence brought destruction upon the United States. Placing firm blame of nuclear war, beyond a shadow of the doubt, on the remnants of the Southern Planter Elite, and what remains of the former American Military-Industrial Complex.
Consequently, allegations of King's infuriates Christians, who continued to traditional Protestant doctrine, or those who identified as conservatives in the United States prior to Doomsday. Billy Grahm of Blue Ridge lead a persecution against King's deification.
Most vicious in attacking King's status as a foreteller of the future, are Black Separatist groups who continue to view the late King and his followers as defenders of the racism of the old United States. Even worse, Black Separatists hold King responsible for Doomsday for not attacking the governmental establishment- and therefore allowing Doomsday to occur. Black Nationalists, currently claim to their followers that had Anti-racist forces rose to depose the United States government, surely a utopia without nuclear annihilation would have come to pass.
In some circles, there have been controversial attempts in many different denominations of Christianity to add a testament in reference to King's life and teachings, often using excerpts of Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam and I have a dream. These books range from collections of parables with an overarching theme, to quotations and proverbs attributed to King or his greatest disciples.
There have been others such as the Book of Roanoke to certainly use King's rhetoric and ideas even without explicitly referring to King in name.