This day should properly be Civil Rights Day: MLK
was a great man, but the civil
rights movement didn't begin or end with him. Though he was undoubtedly the
most effective and powerful of its leaders. The spirit of this day is the
celebration of America's civil rights advances, and as such I am certain
Reverend King would agree such a day should honor all of those who ignited and
forwarded the civil rights cause.
I'm also quite certain Reverend King would be disgusted by many of the modern
pretenders who have disgraced his legacy by claiming to carry the banner of MLK
(Jackson, Sharpton, etc.)...He would be especially disgusted by the white,
race-baiting clowns who use race as a tool to forward Leftism.
For those who don't know, some of the other great civil rights leaders are: Rosa Parks
, Jackie Robinson
, Martin Luther King Jr
, George Washington
. (click the links to read about each)
Jan. 15, 2007 (now Jan. 16, 2017), is the
annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Signs, posters, radio/TV ads
and the all-inclusive holiday sale will remind us that it's time for America,
as a nation, to remember the injustices he fought.
Preachers will preach special sermons, teachers will have special lesson plans,
and politicians, coupled with the usual colliers of immiseration, will pose for
photo-ops. All will reference how he fought for the freedom, equality and
dignity of blacks. There will be marches, chants and choruses of "we shall
overcome" – all of which will be carefully designed and presented to omit
the fact that we have "overcame" [sic].
Sadly, but certainly not unexpectedly, Dr. King's day of national commemoration
has devolved into a day of misrepresentation of what he actually stood for:
"blame the white capitalistic system" in general, "white
conservatives" specifically, and "immiseration rallies" ad
nauseum. I submit it is time to honor his memory in truth and honesty. I am long
since wearied of the dissociative falsities surrounding his life and words.
Speaking of his life – it is enough to say he put it on the line, literally,
every day. He didn't retreat – he didn't apologize. He didn't distort the truth
– he instead offered it up for America and the world to see. Presentation of
the undiluted truth was a sulfuric colonic to the racist elements of his day.
It was reality TV before islands, desperate wives and trying to impress casino
Dr. King didn't need to invent injustice – being denied the right to vote, eat,
purchase and live where he chose didn't need inventing. Same was the zeitgeist
of his environs. Beatings, fire hoses and attack dogs in the hands of the
hate-filled didn't need embellishing – it needed only to be seen every night on
the evening news for the conscience of America to demand change.
Truth can be denied by the darkness of hatred and by the recalcitrant, but it
can never be disproved, nor can it ultimately be diminished. But some
forms of truth are less transpicuous than others, thus the reason uninformed
and uneducated people are so easily misled.
While there are any number of scholarly positions that would be open to cogent
and reasoned debate were Dr. King still alive, what is not open for debate are
his position on segregation, be it codified or self-imposed, or his position on
drinking from the cup of bitterness and resentment that so many blissfully
imbibe from today. And when we read:
"In the process of gaining our rightful place, we
must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for
freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
"We must forever conduct our struggles on the high
plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to
degenerate into physical violence...The marvelous new militancy which has
engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people,
for many of our white brothers…realize that their destiny is tied up with our
destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedoms..."
It gives us some indication of what he may have thought or said to the
Jacksons, Sharptons, Farrakhans or Julian Bonds of today. Who cares to
speculate per his opinion of the National Urban League president, Mark Morial,
who praised Planned Parenthood as a "good organization," even though
the Ugandan parasite, Idi Amin, murdered fewer Africans during his entire
bloodthirsty reign than the number of black babies Planned Parenthood casually
murders annually with the blessing of so-called black leadership.
What would he say of his dream today – when we examine the devastating effect
personal and social irresponsibility has had on the black family? We can but
wonder how he would feel about black gangs, drugs, educational largesse,
generational welfare and the damning results of the Great Society Initiative.
Perhaps instead of preening for photo-ops, the feckless fantasia called liberal
politicians and black leadership would better spend their time trying to
remember exactly what Dr. King's dream was – because their version of same more
closely resembles the nightmare of nocturnal occlusion.