He was a prophet of unity and non-violence and justice and integration who was opposed by the militant Black radicals of his time. His whole message is entirely at odds with the identity politics of today’s Leftist movements. His call for America to live up to its ideals was underscored by his marching with the American flag. Today’s Progressives hate America and dishonor its flag. MLK was strident in his calls for equal justice, integration, and economic opportunity. But you can’t rewrite history to make him into a Black Panther, Black separatist, Nation of Islam, or an early version of today’s Radical Identity-politics Left.