Let's start here. Does everything need to be politicized? Yesterday, our nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s transformative speech in which he uttered those now famous words, "I have a dream." That speech has been considered the greatest milestone in American Civil Rights and race relations since the Civil War, and deservedly so. The opportunity squandered of course was not in celebrating that speech, on its 50th birthday, but in how we dishonored the very meaning of those words on its 50th birthday.
Barack Obama has shown repeatedly, that he's capable of reading words off of a teleprompter better than most people living today. He can deliver one hell of a speech when he has to, and is in fact so confident of his speechifying ability, that he gave a copy of his speeches to the Queen of England upon his assumption of his duties as our President. While running for office, Candidate Obama promised that he would be a post racial President, healing our great divide, not only along political grounds, but along racial divides as well. That claim was repeated by a sycophantic media, who portrayed the President as some sort of messianic figure, to the extent that President Elect Obama found it necessary to actually inform us in the week prior to his election, that he in fact is not the Lamb of God. I can sense some of you pulling away from me now, but the fact is that Barack Obama actually did say this, and he stands as the first President out of 44 that felt it necessary to make that bizarre statement.
Given the opportunity to deliver a speech that quite frankly our nation needs, one that was designed to unite Americans rather than to divide Americans further along both racial and more specifically economic lines, our President punted. Not only did he punt, but he and his minions went out of their way to pour gasoline on the fire. Something else needs to be pointed out here, and it is this. Our divisions have not been healed by the last five years of our first post racial Presidency. Those divisions have been made worse, and Barack Obama has taken every opportunity to make matters worse. Immediately upon taking his oath of office, he has not once failed to interject himself into every local issue in which the narrative could be twisted into something racial. From Skip Gates to George Zimmerman, we traveled the road from, "police obviously acting stupidly," to the birth of the, "White Hispanic," demographic.
What should have been a celebration of a great man and his valuable contributions to our society as a whole, was nothing more than a political rally for the current political party in charge in Washington. Not a single Republican was allowed to speak yesterday. The list of Republican Black leaders is long. It also happens to include the only Black Senator serving in our Legislative Branch today, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. Thomas Sowell, Larry Elder, J.C. Watts, Clearance Thomas, Ben Carson, all leap immediately to mind. How about Alveda King, the outspoken Niece of Martin Luther King Jr., who happens to have carried on her Uncle's tradition as being an outspoken supporter of the Republican brand, why was she not included in the day's festivities? She after all has real experience in public speaking, and knows her Uncle better than any who attended yesterday's festivities. The reason of course is that she is guilty of being a conservative, which is bad enough. Her crime however is worse, she is a minority conservative, and they are considered heretics in the church of liberalism.
So, what was the message yesterday? The same old thing was the message yesterday, the Democrat Party talking points memo for the past 20 years with a smattering of hate rich people thrown in for good measure. We were reminded again that the definition of racism includes any belief in smaller government and or free market economics, and any criticism of the politics of Barack Obama, Marxist as they may be, is indeed born of the most insidious racial origins. Just for good measure, we were informed that the Second Amendment is racist, and any who wish to purchase fire arms are only doing so in order to hunt Black People down, in some sort of Satanic Ritual, that is racist in nature.
I'm not very comfortable on this ground, so I'll leave you with something a lot more worth while. Here is the speech delivered by Dr. King 50 years and one day ago. Feel free to compare it with yesterday's farce, and honestly discuss with yourself which one was more uplifting. You probably will have an easy time guessing where I come down on that one.