On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, said the following while delivering a very famous speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.:
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.
Unfortunately, sir…we aren’t there , yet.
If you were watching yesterday’s 50th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony, staged at the same place where you gave your speech, sir, I know you were sadly shaking youe head at the all the divisiveness and the blame game, which was played…all day long.
Even before the Ceremony began, the first Black President of these United States, Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) compared following you, after you gave your famous speech all those years ago, to following Christ.
Evidently, our Manchurian President is not the Christian he claims to be, or he would know that Jesus Christ is alive, and you are not. However, when you were alive, and , hopefully, even now, your purpose was/is to serve Him.
During the day’s festivities, there was awful lot of whining going on, about how things have not improved enough for America’s Black Population.
The speakers, who included everyone from past and present presidents to professional race baiters, used the solemn occasion to score political points, claiming that you would feel the same way they did, about subjects ranging from illegal aliens to gun control to “gay marriage”.
What was billed as a day to honor you, Dr. King, quickly turned into a political rally.
Heck, average Americans, like myself, thought we were watching a replay of the Democratic Political Rally, known as the Paul Wellstone Memorial Service.
It was just that crass.
Unfortunately, sir, those who claimed to be speaking for you yesterday, focused on the “color of their skin” part of your speech, delivered 50 years ago, instead of “the content of their character”.
One of the speakers, referred to 17 year old Trayvon Martin, a lost young man who jumped and almost murdered a community watch volunteer,as a martyr, because the man being sat upon and having his head smashed into the sidewalk, had to shoot the young thug wannabe, in order to save his own life.
The things that seemed to be of value to the assembled crowd perplexed me, Dr. King. And, I believe that you would have felt the same way.
Former President Jimmy Carter said that you would be disappointed at the high unemployment rate among Blacks.
I happen to agree with the old peanut farmer, but not as to why you would be upset.
A couple of years ago, I worked at our county’s State Employment Center Office.
While at the Employment Office, I was able to observe Americans, both Black and White, down on their luck, struggling to find work and survive in this economy. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of “unemployed ” who came to this particular office were Black.
I saw Black American Families whose existence living on the Government Dole, had become generational.
It is these people whom Obama and the Democrats have hypnotized into believing that Uncle Sugar loves them, and is their only solution to surviving a stifling existence.
They are so, so wrong.
The strength and vitality of America does not come from the benevolence of a Nanny-state Federal Government.
As the greatest American President of my lifetime, Ronald Reagan said:
The nine words you never want to hear are: I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.
Being enslaved to the Government Dole steals one’s ambition. It takes away any impetus or desire to create a better life for yourself and your family, to challenge yourself to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and pursue the American Dream. It makes you reliant on a politically-motivated spider’s web full of government bureaucrats who view you and your family as job security.
I watched American citizens trapped in this web of government bureaucracy, so numbed of any initiative that they once had, that they seemed offended that they actually had to prove that they inquired about three jobs that week in order to keep their “benefits”. Others seemed puzzled that they had to search through the state data base and pick out a job that they wanted to talk to an interviewer about receiving a referral to, and weren’t just simply handed a job when they walked through the door.
Instead of moving forward, by exercising the self-reliance that you preached so well, these people I saw, were content on being “taken care of” by Uncle Sugar, as if being held down by their own poor, miserable circumstance, was a good thing.
As a Republican, I am sure that it would have offended you, Dr. King, to hear the tenants of Marxism, i.e., “sharing the wealth” and Class Envy, being “preached” to the same Black Americans whom you tried so mightily to raise up and inspire.
And, while I am at it, sir, I wonder what you would say about the two young Black men who beat an 88 year old, Word War II Veteran to death. And, if that was not enough, one of the thugs and his father are now claiming that the kids beat “Shorty” to death because of a bad Crack deal, which is of course, a blatant lie.
Yes sir, Dr King, I am sorry to tell you that racism and injustice is still going on in America. Unfortunately, it will not end any time soon, There are two many race baiters profiting off of it.
Including, the President of the United States.
The part of your magnificent speech about “the content of their character” was purposefully ignored by the professional race baiters and assorted politicians (but, I repeat myself) yesterday.
Dr. King, your call for self-reliance took a back seat to their self-serving agenda, a long time ago.
Until He Comes,