Monday, January 16, 2006
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and many of you have the day off. Today we are suppose to celebrate and remember the life of a great man, a man who held the United States to the promise made in the documents written by our founding fathers; that all men are created equal, and that all men are to be afforded equal protection under our laws. The so-called civil rights leaders of today aren't worthy to park Dr. King's car. Unfortunately people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will use this day and the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and turn it into trying to divide the country further into racial divide.
Every year when this day comes around, if there is Republican President or a Republican Majority in congress, the media and the left begin with their usual talking points about how we've come a long way with race relations, but there's still much work to be done. The media then reports whatever anti-minority policy they can come up with and use it as evidence that Republicans are evil racists. It will be about Katrina victims this year. You can set your watch to it.
First up is race warlord Al Sharpton. Speaking in New Hampshire, Sharpton had this to say: "George Bush, after spending the week lobbying for Alito, justifying wiretaps and explaining for the thousandth time why he did not respond to Katrina, will stand somewhere on Monday and piously act as though he remembers Dr. King, when in fact, he has stood against everything Dr. King represented." Riiight cause you know Bush doesn’t care about black people and he is a racist.
The fact is Martin Luther King, Jr. would not recognize or even associate himself with the modern civil rights movement and is probably already spinning in his grave. People like Al Sharpton and The Rev. Jesse Jackson don't want race relations in this country to be solved because it would mean they would be out of a job. So they run around making claims that evil white republicans are holding them from rising up and pass around the collection plate.
So while you're watching the news today, take note of how many reports contain the phrase that there is still "much work to do." The work will never end I suppose.
Oh, and I guarantee I will be called a racist by the end of the day for posting this.