Did you hear the joke about the Jew, the spic, and the nigger?
If you did, did you have the courage to speak out against it?As a general rule I’m not a fan of politically correct holidays like today. Its mostly a feel good liberal day and I doubt that more than about 50% of American public school educated blacks can give you 3 reasons that Dr. King was a great man.
But I can. First he wanted ALL PEOPLE to be afforded the same legal rights and privileges. I think he’d be ashamed to see how his movement turned out. Today’s equality of outcome isn’t the same as equality of opportunity. I wonder, would the late great Dr. King want to go to a black medical doctor that only scored half as well as a Jewish doctor on his entrance exam to Med school, and was in the lower quartile throughout his studies, and was allowed to graduate not because of ability or “the content of his character” but because of the color of his skin?
Second, He was willing to achieve his goals through non-violent means. Watch old news coverage of his marches. See the police beat the marchers or sick dogs on them. It made white folks who had nothing to do with the events ashamed of what was going on and egger to vote to change things. Compare that mind set to black Muslims or the other thugs with a gripe who use the race card as a justification for being thugs.
Third. Although he was a man and had his weaknesses, like sleeping around, he wasn’t a con man. Compare him with a Marcus Garvey, Jesse Jackson or our first black president.
King is idealized because he was made into a martyr by an assassin’s bullet. I wonder what he would be doing if he were around (and able) today. Would he be a right to life advocate, would he march to preserve nativity scenes at town hall, when Roy Moore displayed the Ten Commandments outside his court would MLK have stood and took a beating to keep them there?
The battle for American Civil Rights, it not just for aging hippies anymore.