The ghost of Dr King is said to haunt the Lincoln Memorial, the site of his famous I have a dream speech. barack Obams himself has been haunting the same monument with a late night family visit, a pre Inauguration concert and a nap in Lincoln's stone lap just before the big day.
Obama and his supporters have invoked the spirit of the great nonviolent warrior of the Civil rights movement almost as frequently as they have pledged to kill America's enemies and send more troopps into Afghanistan than allied forces in WWII. The sainted dead are expected to patiently tolerate the misapprpriation of their name in the name of contrary philosophies and political policies.
But not the good Doctor Martin! No one was asking if any body here had seen my old friend Martin at the Inaugural ceremony when the ghost of MLK spoke through the sculptured mouth of Abe Lincoln:
"Barack Obama, you warmongering neocolonialist! You have perverted my message of non violence and betrayed my denunciation of America's racist wars against the world's persons of color!"
Obama for once was struck speechless if only for a moment until he resumed his eloquent invocation of the dead(stay dead) heroes of the past...