Did you hear the one about the Pollack the Jew and the Nigger?
If you did, did you have the courage to speak out against it?
Today is Martin Luther King Day. A day named for a man who gave a famous speech about having a dream. That "dream" was for a society in which race was a non-consideration in all maters of political, social, economic and personal liberty. You can watch the 18 minute speech HERE on You Tube. It's worth seeing if you haven't before.
MLK had a great point. That point proclaimed the most resounding truths of the American Ideal. All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator to certain inalienable rights... In MLK's day those "rights" were limited in some cases and in some places in this country because of race. MLK sought to do away with a race based society. He wanted equal treatment for blacks. In his words:
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.The impact of the speech wasn't that it energized American blacks, which it did. The greatest impact was that it motivated white Americans to join ranks and end segregation as official policy. White America came to believe in equality of men who wanted to be judged based on their character. MLK gave his speech on Aug 28, 1963. Then things began to change in America.
In 1964, white America passed the greatest step forward in civil rights legislation since William Wilberforce convinced the English Parliament to abolish the slave trade. For the next 44 years American blacks enjoyed preferential treatment in admission to schools of higher learning. They were given rapid promotion in the military over their white counter parts. Backs enjoyed an increasing role in politics and they were voted into office in increasing numbers. Public and private sector employers hired and promoted blacks not based on ability, but on color. This was done with the best intentions. The reasoning was that blacks as a group had been on the "outside" of America for so long, that they needed a bit of a boost to make up for past discrimination.
MLK had a protegee, a young race hustler named Jesse Jackson. Jesse, the bastard turned baptist, (his father was Noah Louis Robinson) had a daughter who had a friend, named Michelle Robinson. This young black women was able to take advantage of the new race based system, and her connections and gain access to elite schools, like Princeton and Harvard Law. Latter she would use those connections to gain access to highly paid make work jobs, for friends of the Reverend who seems to have never pastored a church, but who can be counted on to turn out the vote. Michelle married a half black bastard of British citizenship from Kenya Africa. Then after they both lost their law licenses due to ethics violations, he managed to get into the White house.
To be fair, most of the dirt on Obama, including the fact that he is ineligible for the office he holds, didn't come to be widely known (thanks to the MSM) until after the 2008 election. By that time he was in office. What did he do in office:
1. In acted a plan to destroy health care in America
2. Destroyed America's credit rating
3. Record public debt
4. Record unemployment
5. Unconstitutional wars
6. Massive corruption and public money funneled to his pals
7. Worst economy since Hoover
8. Ran guns to Mexican drug cartels
9. Made butt sex America's new civil rights cause
10. Spent millions to keep America from learning anything about him
11. Vacationer in Chief
12. Worked on his golf game
13. Empowered radical Islam
14. Record black unemployment
15. Refuses to address the "flash mob"
16. Higher taxes
17. Less hope for wage earners and more welfare for everyone else
It's a fool's game to take anything Obama says at face value. There is always a catch. For his second inaugural, he publicly congratulates himself for banning lobbyists from sponsoring the events. Of course, no such prohibition exists on the companies who hire the lobbyists. The companies who are trying to influence the government are welcome to participate, even if their hired guns are not. The corporations who are the biggest donors to the inauguration have spent $160 million lobbying government since Obama first took office.That's right not a single positive accomplishment to show after four years in office. The last president to ALMOST do this badly was Jimmy Carter. After four years of Carter, backs turned out for Reagan. With this kind of record who would vote for Obama again? People of color. Blacks and Mexicans love voting for Obama. The reason they give, isn't policy accomplishments. It's Obama phones and cash for clunkers and most importantly, "he's a brother". This block of voters who only care about color and welfare benefits is so crucial to the Democratic party that they are pushing to get all the illegals, legal, or at least voting.
This MLK day we celebrate that dream of Dr. King. We also will see a man sworn in to the most powerful elected office in the world. He's not in that office because of qualifications, or promises for the future. He's not in there because he did a good job the first time he was entrusted with the job. Most importantly he's not in there because of the content of his character. He's now the president solely because of the color of his skin.