If you’re like us, you kept an eye on the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, where tens of thousands of Americans celebrated the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
And if you’re like us, you had zero clue what was going on when a bunch of armed, naked, tattooed warriors ran onto the steps and started making choreographed, intimidating gestures and primitive noises.
Turns out they’re a traditional dance troop from Destiny Church, New Zealand (that’s a place, not a church). And if our rugby memories serve us well, they’re doing the haka, a traditional war cry from Australia’s neighbor. (UPDATE: Turns out Destiny Church totally is a church. And some folks are mad about it.)
What war — or near-naked men from New Zealand — have to do with Dr. King’s dream is beyond us, but hey, we’re just reporting.
PS: If this is actually the haka’s close cousin, the peaceful butterfly dance, feel free to reach out at DontCare@dailycaller.com.