In Van Jones’ eyes, there is little difference between Martin Luther King Jr., the respected civil rights leader, and Trayvon Martin, the pot-smoking 17-year-old who enjoyed MMA fighting and beat the crap out of George Zimmerman.

Update:

Lib journo Michael Skolnik has made the image his avatar.

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  • CatHerder

    Dr King would not have been caught dead in that.

    • Jeremy

      Damn Right.I know he wouldn’t be race baiting either like Al Sharpton.The lame stream media never mention the fact that Dr. King was a Conservative either.

    • rennyangel2

      King abhorred the kind of pandering and provoking the current “leaders” espouse.

      • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

        That’s because he was a conservative.

        • rennyangel2

          Yes, King and his family was Republican, and many still are.

    • Billie Slash

      Literally.

  • CatHerder

    Dr King would not have been caught dead in that.

  • DaCheezWhizKid

    Hey Van, you might want to save your photoshopping skills for the civil trial. You’re gonna need em’.

    • screamingmad

      I don’t think there is going to be one. The FBI has said they can find evidence of GZ being a racist. But Holder might hold someones feet to the fire. It would just be another loss for them to riot over.

  • DaCheezWhizKid

    Hey Van, you might want to save your photoshopping skills for the civil trial. You’re gonna need em’.

  • Maxx

    I don’t recall Dr. King pummeling the nose and slamming the head of those who offended him.

  • Maxx

    I don’t recall Dr. King pummeling the nose and slamming the head of those who offended him.

  • TocksNedlog

    Message from Dr. King to Mr. Jones:

    • Damien Johnson

      That’s just as wrong as what Van Jones did.

      • http://www.instapolitics.com/ Zachari

        No.

        • Damien Johnson

          also @dacheezwhizkid:disqus My point is that both sentiments are putting words in the mouth of a dead man who was a great leader.

          • CanofSand

            Both are wrong, but I’m sick of people equating things all the time. It’s like people who say Democrats and Republicans are LITERALLY the same. It’s just asinine. Van Jones’s picture is worse. The end.

          • Damien Johnson

            I guess I oughta clarify that Van Jones’ picture is worse, but that both sentiments, in principal, are equally bad.

      • DaCheezWhizKid

        No.

      • Les Legato

        You’re right, the finger should be down, and the fist should be in that caddillac-commie MF’s Jones’ face.

      • Squirrel!

        I agree with you. I think both Van Jones’ tweeted photo & the post here are disrespectful of Dr. King. I have a high opinion of Dr. King and I don’t think he was the kind of person who would stoop to either level. He respected himself too much for this. I do wish he was still here. There may have been some civility.

      • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

        Maybe… but THAT one is actually funny. And Van Jones deserves it.

    • Damien Johnson

      That’s just as wrong as what Van Jones did.

    • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

      Awesome!!!

  • TocksNedlog

    Message from Dr. King to Mr. Jones:

  • Damien Johnson

    That is just plain wrong and disrespectful, as well as the pictures comparing Trayvon to Emmett Till.

    • Markward

      Your Avatar reminded me of one episode of the Boondocks has King being ashamed of what he saw and went “I’m going to Canada!”

      • Damien Johnson

        I’ve been thinking of that very thing, his “Niggers” speech all night long.

  • TocksNedlog

    “I have a dream that 50 years from now I will be reincarnated as a drug addicted, violent 17-year-old.”

    Plau•si•ble

  • grais

    Mr. Jones should be made aware of Dr. King’s prevailing message of NON-VIOLENCE.
    Or, he can continue to look like a disgracefully ignorant dipshit.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      I do an in-class presentation (for my job) of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, so I have listened to it literally about twenty times. That was the huge, prevailing theme in the speech. He urged harmony between all Americans and that protesting be peaceful and not harm anyone. The biggest applause was when he acknowledged the whites that had joined them in their march. I do have to say, it really is a beautiful speech and Van Jones has no concept of what the speech meant. He defames it with this picture.

      • grais

        Dr. King’s ‘dream’ was killed long, long ago. Content of character=nothing. Color of skin=the only thing that matters. Jones, Sharpton, Jackson, et al, know very well what Dr. King meant, they just can’t tolerate the message. It goes against their very livelihoods.

        • Kimihiro Watanuki

          It’s so very sad.

      • Blake Waymire

        Sadly, Dr. King means NOTHING to the left today except an easy “look how racially harmonious we are!” card. Dr. King didn’t walk around looking like a thug. All of the footage I’ve seen of him shows him in a suit and tie. He spoke of racial harmony and acceptance of each other. All the left wants is revenge on the wrong races committed by the right ones.

        • Kimihiro Watanuki

          Yes! He always talked about integrating and becoming one country. You are so right in your comment.

        • grais

          These days, there would be a lot of folks calling him an oreo or an Uncle Tom.

        • screamingmad

          The left can wear a t-shirt with Che on the front and MLT on the back and think they are cool intellectuals.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      If Dr King was just starting out today he would be called a race traitor.

      • grais

        Sorry, Michael; I just saw this. I agreed up above.
        How sad that they know so little of him.

  • LinTaylor

    Except for the part where, were Dr. King still with us today, he’d probably be one of the voices urging calm and sanity.

    You know, the ones people like Van Jones are calling “Uncle Toms” and saying we should ignore.

  • Jeremy

    Dr.King wasn’t a communist either.He would be ashamed of someone like Van Jones.

    • Love of Country

      Nor was he a Democrat. He had spent time in Bull Connor’s Birmingham Jail and witnessed the dogs and fire hoses turned on his people. Democrats like Bull Connor, George Wallace and Bobby Byrd are the reason MLK Jr was a Republican. Rest assured DNC segregation and the DNC KKK had something to do with it as well.

  • Zefal

    Is he doing it in memory of the 23 year-old black man who murdered Alberta Williams King, the mother of Martin Luther King Jr?

  • neoface

    Van Jones is using the black people, in this case using Dr. King. Just means to an end for him.

  • Les Legato

    I prefer these hoodie pics:

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      I loved that dog pic. It made my morning.

    • Jeremy

      The dog pic is priceless.

  • OldmanRick

    Van Jones, a professed communist, making waves. Gee, am I surprised? Not so much.

  • Tel-Jonah Stern

    Instead of MLK it should be Mumia

  • Ron Morisseau

    Funny thing is most of these imbeciles don’t even know who Martin Luther was
    yes there was a Martin Luther before your KING

  • tjp77

    This is insane.

  • Bui van vat

    This is unfair. There is no evidence Trayvon was a plagiarist.

  • http://www.youtube.com/mexipol1 Edolicious

    So, da MLK be doin’ he thug thizzlin’ thang, huh? Van Jones be ig’nant.

  • Txgirlinnh

    I imagine Dr. King would be appalled over the disgusting politicization of this case and subsequent race baiting by the media and certain politicians. They are the reason this went from a self-defense case in a small Florida community, to a ‘whites vs blacks’ situation that the whole country has to deal with now. If some people could look beyond race they would see this was a tragedy and the lives of those affected will never be the same.

    • alanstorm

      ” If some people could look beyond race…” then they wouldn’t be liberals.

  • alanstorm

    So Van Jones is still an idiot, then?

    Color (sorry) me shocked.

  • barry soetoro

    Hahhahaa that photo is ridiculous.

    I wish MLK could see this mob of Communists, race baiters, frauds and douchebags using his name/picture to push Marxism and make money.

  • MrApple

    Honestly, Dr. King was a classy guy and would have never been caught in something as informal and as pedestrian as a hoodie.

  • Screaming Eagle

    if trayvon martin was dr. king’s son, he wouldn’t have been a violent thug.

  • chrissy

    Dr. King would have never worn a hoodie. Nor would he have ever said on his fb account he used Skittles and watermelon ice tea to make drugs.

  • freddy

    Dr. King was a real man not a sniveling race baiter inciting violence. These fools are not his protégés especiall Van Jones avowd communist and cop killer supporter in Oakland.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Perpetuate their livelihoods they must much!

    Morally bankrupt and thoroughly repugnant, America’s Professional Race Hustlers, whose very livelihoods and ongoing existence are literally sustained by the big money business of Race Hustling — therefor a ‘post-Racial America’ cannot ever be permitted to actually manifest in reality because it would put the purveyors of big business professional Race Hustling into the po’ house and evict millions of sheople off of the Democrat Plantation — have got it sooo darn easy these days.

    The Race Pimps will absolutely milk this for all it’s worth — then they shall certainly contrive something new and inciting.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    Van Jones = fuktard.

  • LegalizeShemp

    I wonder if the King family will be suing for a piece of the T-shirt sales like they did with all the other swag.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      That’s the exact same thought I had when I looked at that graphic. The King family needs to get a lawyer and take Vann Jones to court.

  • Derek

    I normally agree with you folks here, but why bring MMA into it? It’s a legitimate sport that is 10 times safer than boxing.

  • Brandon Knox

    My Artwork (R.I.P. Trayvon Martin)

  • Brandon Knox

    My Artwork! (R.I.P. Trayvon Martin)

  • Joe W.

    I am old enough to recall listening to Dr. King speak. I was a witness to the events of his assassination, (although I was not present). I seriously doubt that Dr. King would approve of Trayvon Martin OR his race hustling family, lawyers and perpetually victimized black welfare leeches. He would be appalled at the manner with which the political left and the professional race hustlers have ginned up their false outrage at the event of this young punks death.

  • TDS

    MLK’s dream was that people would eventually be judged by the content of their character and NOT by the color of their skin, correct?

    Yet anything that shows that the content of Martin’s character is anything less than that of a perfect little angel is supposed to be completely ignored, simply because of the color of his skin?

    Something seems a bit off there, Mr. Jones…

    I have a funny feeling that you don’t actually grasp “The Dream”.

  • Paul

    Wow, how utterly disrespectful to Dr. King. Has this fool “czar” even read what Dr. King wrote? If so he obviously did not comprehend. King was for non-violence and preached responsibility for one’s actions. He preached that young black men should raise themselves up, not drag themselves down into the gutter of thuggery. Van Jones is an utter fool, and the fact that this utter fool was elevated to such a high position by this POTUS speaks volumes about the sheer incompetence of this POTUS.

    • Stephen L. Hall

      It just proves that to the left, MLK is no different than Che, a popular image to be exploited regardless of what they said or did.

      • screamingmad

        Right, like i posted above. The left and wear a T-shirt with Che on the front and MLK on the back and think they are cool intellectuals.

  • S Cory Collins

    Im sure Van Jones is gonna like white people commenting negatively on his comparison… They also want to call Trayvon Emmett Till…

  • http://www.wain.tv Charles Micheaux

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a sharp dresser and Van Jones knows this! Why he would stoop to such to such silliness is beyond normal reason.
    “Your self image is so powerful it unwittingly becomes your destiny.”–Oscar Micheaux
    Van Jones should put on a Hoodie and walk through Sanford, Florida and I’m sure the cops down their would not find his act humorous in the least.
    What a Knuckle head and a balled one at that!

  • Dee Lucas

    Omg! What a disgrae!

  • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

    Dr. King has more class than this idiot who tweeted the photo.

  • AZWarrior

    Dr King was right and you Van are wrong. By the way, Dr King was a Republican and believed in the rule of law.

  • aztectrumpet

    Sorry, but Dr. King was not a thug.

    • neoface

      Just a womanizer like Bill Clinton. Only the truth!!!

  • aztectrumpet

    Sorry, but Dr. King was not a thug.

  • ToyZebra

    Reverend King was a man of God and a man of peace. I believe he would be one of the loudest voices today speaking out against this black youth thug mentality.

  • Tom Saltsman

    What’s so funny about most of these comments is that right-wingers don’t get it; their narrow minds are too puny. The artistic point is that even MLK looks just as “suspicious” as Trayvon wearing a hoodie. And the comments denying Trayvon’s right to defend himself from an armed stalker prove it. And regarding MLK being a conservative, no one who heard his radical speeches or knows what the FBI said about him being a communist would say such ignorance goofiness. Southern conservatives of his time wanted blacks in their ghettos. I know. I lived back then. It’s well-documented. All this proves how ignorant conservatives are. They can’t even equate California smog with global warming. Do they even know what smog is?

    • mambome

      Do YOU know what smog is?

    • castingstones2

      Thank you! I came here last night and was surprised by the high jacking of King’s identity for their own purposes.