Yes Rich, humans are story-telling animals. We can remember the same events from the point of view of those who find their togetherness at the expense of a victim, or as told by the forgiving victim at whose expense that togetherness was, and no need longer be built. When we sing “My country ’tis of thee” what liberty is being lauded here? Who won the liberty and who was it for? As you say ” Dr King conflated the symbols of freedom and liberty in the patriotic song to icons of southern slavery and white oppression. Here Dr King was giving us a new narrative as Jesus did as the living interpretative principal of the Scriptures.