It is interesting to see the speed with which this unattributable quote was created and circulated.
Are there teams of PR hacks and social engineers toiling in smoke-free rooms saying things like “What he should have said was _____” or “Wouldn’t it be better if he actually had said ______?”
Frightening thought, given the apparent persistence and potential import of this one. The false quote certainly has some merit and I find that I have some sympathy for what it says, but I consider it fraudulent to afford it greater respectability by attributing it falsely to MLK.
It’s out in the wild now, with legs grown a bit longer from controversy.