Eulogizing Pro-War, Pro-Corporate Predation, Pro-Apartheid Israel John Lewis by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
From January 1987 to his July 17 death, Rep. John Lewis represented Georgia’s 5th congressional district. In response to his passing, establishment media heaped lavish praise on a figure demanding condemnation. More on his eulogizing below.
Lewis and most other African-American congressional members pretended concern for human and civil rights they long ago abandoned.
Like other prominent Black public figures, notably Obama and former joint chiefs chairman Colin Powell, Lewis was a creation of the national security state.
In 2011, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian award, given him for years of service to the imperial state and corporate America.
He and other prominent Black public figures were and remain world’s apart from Martin Luther King’s anti-war activism.