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Martin Luther King Jr.

Democrat policies have turned MLK's dream into a nightmare for generations of black Americans.

Mark Alexander · Jan. 20, 2020

“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 the fact that the Democratic Party claims King’s legacy, and Democrats argue they are the sole protectors of his “dream,” they have turned this iconic sovereign’s message upside down, 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 converted 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 poor blacks have been a staple constituency, having been inculcated with the belief that they are perpetual “victims of injustice” who must depend on their Democrat masters to 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 Barack 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’s what the Democrats and their Leftmedia sycophants would have you believe.

In 2009, Obama was heralded as the savior of black America, promising to take them from suppression to black supremacy, precisely what was drilled into Obama’s psyche by his Marxist mentor Frank Marshall Davis and his religious mentor Jeremiah Wright.

As was the case with the four decades of Democrats before Obama, at the end of his long eight years in office in 2017, he proved to be nothing more than a race-bait political hustler, who delivered only more statist institutionalized suppression and dependence. Fact is, these charlatans have proven time and again that black lives don’t matter — other than their votes.

There is nothing new about race-hustlers. In his 1911 work, “My Larger Education,” Booker T. Washington wrote: “There is a class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. … There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”

But there is new hope for the poor black Americans MLK wanted to lift up. In fact, there is new hope for Americans from all walks of life — from somebody who Democrats and their mass media PR outlets deride daily: Donald J. Trump. His administration’s economic policies have proven to be the rising tide which, in the words of John F. Kennedy, has “lifted all boats.”

I think MLK would have recognized and acknowledged this.

Despite questions about King’s personal character and his proper place in history, I encourage you to read his letter from a Birmingham jail, which provides a window into the soul of King’s vision for all Americans.

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