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MLK, Jr. no longer a human metronome

"And if you must call me a drum major, here's a photo of me pretending to conduct 'Louie, Louie.'"
“And if you must call me a drum major, here’s a photo of me pretending to conduct ‘Louie, Louie.’”

Work began today to remove a “quote” from the recently erected Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. today. The artist, Lei Yixin, originally applied the Fox News method of quotation; that is, taking …

Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness.

… and encapsulating it into a rage-inducing headline …

I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.

(So, yes, he wanted to say that, Dr. King.)

But now that the side will be replaced, Dr. King will no longer be a drum major. And just to be safe, the U.S. National Park Service will also revoke forthwith any letters he may have earned in high school band. It’s the only way to be sure.

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