Anyone who wants to explain why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message remains urgent can now cite January 6, 2021.King's holiday takes place nine days after the insurrection. Both events offer two visions of America: King had a dream; Trump had a mob.
It's an annual ritual on the birthday of the iconic civil rights leader: Pundits offer provocative interpretations of King to make him relevant for a contemporary audience.
But these commentators won't have to work as hard this year to explain why King matters. Anyone who wants to remind Americans about the urgency of King's message can now cite January 6, 2021.