MLK was not a Marxist

King had many Marxists in his circles, perhaps inevitably so — appealing ideology for people who perceive themselves to be repressed — but he also said this:

—“This deprecation of individual freedom was objectionable to me. I am convinced now, as I was then, that man is an end because he is a child of God. Man is not made for the state; the state is made for man. To deprive man of freedom is to relegate him to the status of a thing, rather than elevate him to the status of a person. Man must never be treated as means to the end of the state; but always as an end within himself.”—

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