Monday, January 17, 2005

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Throughout his career, at the time of his death, and since the inception of this holiday, Reich Wingers have been smearing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s reputation. Constant chatter about his sex life and political beliefs are peppered with typical racist and red-baiting references.

Dr. King was one of the most important figures of Western civilization and received the Nobel Peace Prize because he worked tirelessly for equality and civil rights. Everything the Reich Wing wants to highlight should be ignored.

People who object to a holiday for Dr. King are racists. People who oppose this holiday are those who do not want the civil rights movement to be celebrated in any way. They wanted it to fail and they would be happiest if we returned to the racist ways of our past.

Sadly, the black community has become a numb, assimilated group with homes filled with televisions, beverages loaded with high-fructose corn-syrup, gas-guzzling SUVs, and plenty of Republicans to spare; so, the community who Dr. King served so faithfully is incapable of coming to his defense. He fought for equality and those who benefited have settled for being just like their white counterparts: reactionary, rich and lazy!

Dr. King's legacy of challenging stereotypes, demanding social justice, and working for the disenfranchised has been forgotten, swept under the rug, and demeaned like so many immoral wars, dirty plagues, and bad elections.

Americans, black Americans especially, have abandoned Dr. King, and nobody should be surprised when this holiday is abolished by the Reich Wing. America doesn't deserve Dr. King's legacy, and everyone should just start going to work on this holiday to get more money to buy more soda pop and bigger cars and ignore the hard work for which this man died.

Though most Americans (including black Americans) have no idea why: You ought to be ashamed of yourselves!

Seattle Times King Timeline

Dick Mac Recommends:
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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