Today we celebrate the remembrance of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, but it is also the 90th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King jr, a true American martyr, and a genuine hero to so many of us.
He never claimed to be perfect, but he sure made us think. Hard to imagine he’s been gone more than 40 years.
One hundred years ago today, on 15th January 1919, the Spartacist heroes Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were tortured and murdered by fascist Freikorps mercenaries of the German social democratic government.
Who remembers that government today? No-one. But the memory of the two heroes lives on in glory. As Luxemburg wrote on the day of her death, speaking as the embodiment of the masses: “I was. I am. I shall be!”