Wolfer's statement that Levinson had left the Communist Party before meeting King is simply not true nor did the FBI report same and the FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was very explicit on that point... I'm only reporting what the FBI said, and I know that J. Edgar Hoover was powerful, but not enough to speak from his grave. He died in 1972 and the final report on the FBI investigation of MLK was in 1976. That was after all the extensive wire-tapping of King and associates found nothing.
The Wikipedia article on Stanley Levison says, "According to the FBI, Levison's CPUSA activities ended in 1957." And further, "Although there was no evidence of Levison having further ties to the CPUSA, the FBI used his earlier CP history to justify wiretaps and bugs on his offices and the offices and hotel rooms of Martin Luther King. FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, did not consider King to be a communist, but did consider the possibility that Levison might use or manipulate King to stimulate political unrest within the United States."
But I don't think that any of those details are important.
Ms. Goddard continues to miss these points that are important:
1.) Just because King associated with some people who were or had been Communists does NOT make King a Communist.
2.) King could not be a communist and a deeply religious man in traditional terms - he could be quite liberal, even progressive, and a welfare statist, but not a Communist. His own words make that clear. A person can't be an avowed Communist and an avowed non-communist at the same time.
3.) I said before, what I celebrate is his courage in fighting against the entrenched racism of the South in those days and his clear and ringing endorsement of judging men by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
4.) Alan Stang is not anyone I would ever read after reading just one of his on-line columns (I'll copy-paste some parts of it below).
As I've said, I disagree with affirmative action, but I would NOT call someone a "black racist" as Ms. Goddard did, because they advocated it. That is a gross misunderstanding of the term racist.
There are members of the far right in our country who are obsessed with Communisim more than they are advocates of liberty and they employ peculiar logic. For example, "if someone shakes hands with a Communist, then they too must be a Communist." (One wonders, what would they make of a photo of Reagan shaking hands with Gorbachev?)
I asked Ms. Goddard if she was in agreement with the principles espoused by Ayn Rand. No answer. Ms. Goddard, are you unwilling to answer that?
Here is some the stuff from Alan Strang who Ms. Goddard has twice now recommended as someone we should read:
LARRY CRAIG: HOMOSEXUAL? It goes on, but who would want any more of that?
by Alan Stang
August 30, 2007
Now that Minneapolis cops have finally nailed Idaho Senator Larry Craig, let it be said that his proclivity is stale news. Craig has routinely been accused of sodomy for at least twenty five years. In fact, Craig’s reputation as a predatory sodomite is so well-established and redundant that I did not bother mentioning him in my new book, Not Holier Than Thou, about the homosexual takeover of the Republicrud Party. Instead, I focused on Republicruds whose homosexual résumés were not so well known.
We are talking about a species of satanic insanity, because buggery means spitting in God’s face, “improving” His work. Consider first Craig’s explanation. It was a “misunderstanding.” He normally assumes a “wide position” with his feet when evacuating. That was why his foot accidentally got into the next stall and touched the policeman. Because he “foolishly” tried to wrap the thing up without counsel, he made the “mistake” of pleading guilty.
You know what a homosexual is. A homosexual is a bugger who buggers other males and is buggered. A homosexual is a male who, in effect, plunges his penis into a pail of excrement. A homosexual is a scumbag who often gives his unsuspecting wife serious diseases. And a homosexual is a male who gets himself arrested propositioning policemen in airport men’s rooms.
A “homosexualist” is an individual of either gender, who may or may not be a sodomite or a lesbian, but who does what he or she can to advance homosexuality. For instance, el presidente Jorge W. Boosh’s predecessor, the man who raped that lady in Arkansas while he was attorney general – I can’t recall his name – and then conducted presidential business in the Oval Office while an intern had sex, is obviously a homosexualist.
So is Jorge W. Boosh himself. Boosh has done at least as much as the rapist to advance the cause of sodomy. Boosh named Republicrud leader Mary Matalin, a ferocious homosexualist, as a top adviser. Mary is a heroine to the sodomite Log Cabin Republicans, whose mission is to do to the Republicruds what flaming faggots like Barney Frank of Taxachusetts have done to the Democruds. She has threatened to demonize anyone who opposes homosexuality and calls religious opponents “the Leviticus crowd.” It would be no surprise at all to learn that Mary Matalin is a secret bull dyke.
Again, Mitt Romney is a flaming homosexualist. You will find many pages documenting his homosexualist activities as governor of Taxachusetts in my new book, Not Holier Than Thou: How Queer Is Bush? Since he eagerly collaborated with Taxachusetts queers, there is every reason to believe that as President Romney would do the same on a bigger scale. Here from the book are some examples of Mitt’s homosexualism in action.