Monday, January 21, 2008

Who should we really celebrate today?

Of course, MLK was an iconic figure of the 1960's. He was a civil rights leader who is directly responsible for the formative years of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Louis Farrakhan. He fought against racial hatred and helped break through the second-class citizen status suffered by Niggers Nigrahs Coloreds Blacks Afro-Americans African-Americans People of Color whatever the PC term is for people with brown skin that may have ancestors originating in Africa, and may be related to former slaves, so that hey may see themselves now as "more equal" than others and "more deserving" due to the past transgressions of dead white people over dead brown people.

Of course, the good Dr. King had the right intentions. He can't be held accountable for the "good ideas" of his followers after his death. (Kinda like Malcolm X, L. Ron Hubbard, Karl Marx, and Jesus Christ.) if nothing else, he did manage to bring the bus service in Selma, Alabama to its knees.

Now, before anyone plays the racist card, let me say this: save it. I don't take issue with MLK because of his color. My umbrage lies in his legacy, which has boiled down to a day off in January (although we can't get a day off for the one guy who completely emancipated the slaves, he's lumped in with the rest of the Presidents--Filmore, Clinton, Wilson, etc.) and a street in every city that is lined with chicken and waffles stands, liquor stores, payday loan/pawn/catalog shoppes, and other "enterprises of dubious nature" that provide vice- and homicide- squads overtime from coast to coast.

Of course, Hillary knows who really made change in the civil rights era:

My vote: lets celebrate the original protester, or protestant, as the case may be. Taking on the status-quo in America is one thing, taking on a church that controls your immortal soul, and its access to the afterlife is another. Sure, he didn't approve of evil joos, but that was de riguer for the 16th century, and he had to choose his battles. (I doubt anyone would say he took the easy way out by going after the Papacy instead of championing God's chosen people.)

I don't think we should NOT celebrate Doctor Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s achievements and eventual martyrdom, but I think we should also celebrate the legacy of man who took on the church, who questioned the fallibility of the pope, the right of the common man to read and interpret scripture, who saw God in Nature, and who, if not for his championship, the seeds of Protestantism, Individual rights, and even the very seeds of our forefather's understanding of life, liberty, and happiness would never have been cultivated.

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