Fifty years ago this day, a great and humble American awakened the souls of just men and women; then challenged the nation to a cause greater than John F. Kennedys’ land on the moon speech. A speech that challenged Americans of all races, demographics, and regional indigene to accommodate the "Negro race" into the mainstream of America. Americans have bought into that challenge: and have made it abundantly clear that minorities are welcome on the basis that they are fellow Americans and have the same access to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Standing in the way of that assimilation is the same Democrat bigotries that perpetuated the misery of the black population after the nation’s Civil War some One hundred forty-eight years back until now.
Doctor Kings speech was so accurate, so honest and compelling that those who’d assaulted the cause with fire hoses and German Shepherds were forced to change their tactics. “If we can’t intimidate them, we can influence their leaders and co-opt them with government bribes in the guise of “economic assistance”. With the ultimate,(intentional or unintentional) result of retarding the demographics entrance into the American mainstream; today’s Civil Rights leaders repudiate assimilation- insisting on segregation at the risk of insults and ad hominem attacks against any person of color who accepts the concepts of that American mainstream. These actions and postures are contrary to the dream and challenge of Dr. King. These actions and postures result in the same failures as the Jim Crow laws.
Today the black leftist insist that Americans such as Justice Clarence Thomas, Dr. Ben Carswell, Mayor Mia Love, Starr Parker, and especially Col. Allen West are somehow traitors to other people with high levels of melanin in their dna because they’ve accepted the liberty that makes all people equal: the liberty to live and to be accepted into the mainstream because of their hard work. The proposition that their successes are somehow traitorous is predicated on the bigotries of the left and the fear that their lives will entice other blacks to drop the mantra of the left to become mainstream Americans themselves.
The Democrats, especially the Progressive Democrats will laud Dr. King this day, but their agenda is contrary to the “I have a dream” dream. A dream that has come true: much to their disdain. Instead, they propagate hatred, racism and segregation. It’s small wonder Dr King was said to be a Republican: his vision of American cohesiveness would certainly qualify him as one today.