For John, BLUF: Focus on the good. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is Martin Luther King, Jr, Day. Some, wishing to make money off that fact, have given us a controversy just before the holiday weekend. Mr Oliver Stone has announced he is withdrawing from a film about Dr King.
It is Oliver Stone, so I don't care.
What I do care about is that we not be distracted from the fact that it wasn't until the 1960s that we started cleaning up the remains of the American Civil War. We can thank LBJ for part of that and the Republicans and Northern Democrats in Congress and especially Dr Martin Luther King, Junior. There will be time enough to find the warts. As Saint Paul tells us, "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". (Romans 3:23) For now let us just be thankful there was a Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior, walking our streets and providing a reasoning voice on the issue of race in the 1960s.
Regards — Cliff