In his speech against the Viet Nam war, Reverend King spoke about how the Government and its supporters were working to silence criticism of the war. He talked about how they equated dissenters with traitors:
Now, of course, one of the difficulties in speaking out today grows the fact that there are those who are seeking to equate dissent with disloyalty. It's a dark day in our nation when high-level authorities will seek to use every method to silence dissent. But something is happening, and people are not going to be silenced. The truth must be told, and I say that those who are seeking to make it appear that anyone who opposes the war in Vietnam is a fool or a traitor or an enemy of our soldiers is a person that has taken a stand against the best in our tradition.Right on cue, a raving wingnut attacks anti-war protesters as "anti-American", "scum", "vermin", "Communists", "anarchists", etc. (Communists? Anarchists?!!, this guy mustav just stepped off a bus from 1952).