The Patriot Post® · Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ … I have a dream that my four 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. … And if America is to be a great nation this must become true.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
Despite King’s courage and wisdom, today’s Democratic Party protagonists have turned this iconic sovereign’s message inside out, as if King had said, “I have a dream that my children will one day be judged by the color of their skin, not the content of their character.” They’ve turned it from a dream into a nightmare, and their failed statist “Great Society” programs have enslaved generations of poor, mostly black Americans on urban poverty plantations. But they are a dependable constituency, inculcated with the belief that the Democrats will take care of them.
King’s 1963 address from the Lincoln Memorial was his most famous, but you have likely never read King’s 1966 assessment of racial violence in Obama’s hometown of Chicago: “This is the most tragic picture of man’s inhumanity to man. I’ve been to Mississippi and Alabama and I can tell you that the hatred and hostility in Chicago are really deeper than in Alabama and Mississippi.” King added, “Those who are associated with ‘Black Power’ and black supremacy are wrong.”
So you thought racism was just a “deep south problem”? That is what the Democrats and their Leftmedia sycophants would have you believe.
Three recent headlines from the Windy City serve to illustrate the problem. 2016 was Chicago’s bloodiest year in two decades, and it was largely black-on-black crime. But then there was the black on white crime that should have shocked the nation. Instead, Obama’s Justice Department is focused on alleged abuse by the Chicago Police Department.
Obama and his cadres routinely dismissed any criticism of him as being due to racism: “There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president.” Yes, Obama used the anniversary of King’s birth to establish that his true legacy is being a half-black president who is nothing more than a race-bait political hustler.
Regardless of one’s conclusion about King’s proper place in history (given the historical account regarding his personal character failures), his letter from a Birmingham jail is mandatory reading as it provides a window into the soul of King’s vision for all Americans.