If you want a textbook example of exploitation, the polar opposite of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy, look no further than the evolution of today’s black activist. These career protesters – race-baiters backed by a liberal army of media manipulated low information voters – seek nothing more to view the world through a bigoted lens that is devoid of reason, love or unity. If there is a legal case or a dispute involving a Caucasian and an African America, ala Trayvon and the “white” George Zimmerman, their support is typically all but assured; regardless of the facts or implications. Shameless propagandists the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have secured profitable ventures for doing nothing more than inciting hate, distrust and violence; even attempting to rewrite fundamental laws…self defense, right to bear arms, due process…that are bastions of American freedom and justice. In other words, they would sacrifice the very document that freed their ancestors and secured equal rights, the country that affords them the doorway to a better life that few can match, solely to mold public perception to further their agenda and consolidate their power. And yet when the national media fails to even mention a toddler and his mother shot by a black man, or a white woman repeatedly raped and strangled by an illegal immigrant, did these activists cry out for racial justice knowing full well their words could explode into protests and opportunistic anarchy? Not once. Although I personally was disgusted with the verdicts of the OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony trials, should have I claimed discrimination and taken my dismay to the streets in the name of civil disobedience? Never…for I would become that which I detest: a mindless thug.
Despite centuries of pain and earnest progress, America will never achieve true racial harmony if social pundits continue to view politics, justice, or everyday life as a juvenile game. Dr. King personified grace and dignity in a time of national turmoil and true injustice. The trials and tribulations this man faced, at his own peril mind you, makes the manufactured crisis of today’s civil rights leaders undeniably petty and criminal. Whether it’s Jesse Jackson deeming Florida an ‘apartheid state”, Al Sharpton demanding an end to “Stand Your Ground” laws or our President ignorantly claiming Trayvon Martin would have been vindicated if he was white, objectivity and accountability in this country are being sacrificed daily on the alter of victimization politics. The truth is, if Trayvon was white the NAACP and all of the other race pimps poisoning our communities wouldn’t have given a damn about the trial, his life, and they probably would have supported George Zimmerman (suddenly a full blooded Hispanic) for standing his ground against a white man; ie, the oppressive Anglo-establishment. And yes, if Trayvon Martin was white, Barack Obama would never have exalted his innocence, let alone called him his de facto son long before the pertinent details of the case were even made public. And this man is the leader of the free world who is supposed to represent truth and justice for all? If anyone should be rallying in the streets it should be the American people to demand answers for the egregious abuses that have transpired in Washington over the past 5 years.
These dregs of humanity will not stop until we are all rabid children arguing over the dirt of a dilapidated playground. Until we stop acceptable excuses as payment for racism rendered, and hold all people to same standard – which includes fighting for the rights of our brethren with equal ferocity regardless of the color of their skin, their gender, religion, or politics – racial harmony will forever be nothing more than a dream. And perhaps if any one of these rancid splinters of “solidarity” spent a night in Birmingham jail with Dr. King, they would have learned he was fighting for much more than a color or a race, but for every single one of us. Truly, justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. As a white American, but more profoundly a member of the HUMAN RACE, I’m proud to call Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. one of my heroes. The good reverend exalted education, demanded hard work and accountability, prized peace, prayed religiously, and refused to hate his enemies; even those who denied his Constitutional, God-given rights. Too bad those descendants who now claim to walk in his footsteps, have no idea where he was going in the first place.
“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” — “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963