Saturday, April 5, 2008

Honoring The Dream

Last Tuesday, April 4th, marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King. On this day alike, back in 1968, an assassin’s bullet deprives Dr. King from marching on with his crusade to make this nation a better place for blacks – a nation where equality, as envisioned by the founding fathers, would cease to be an issue worthy of political struggles, social divisiveness and otherwise militant extremes that had plagued our country’s history, dating as far back as our Declaration of Independence.
In 1963, four years prior to his untimely death, Dr. King delivers his now historical speech at the capital’s Lincoln Memorial: I Have A Dream. In his speech he says:

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

One would hope and expect that Dr. King’s dream would have survived him as other black Civil Right leaders, carrying his torch and legacy, would one day have a black man as President of the same nation that a few years back, had riots in Selma, Alabama, advocating the rights of blacks merely to sit on a bus next to a white person.

As the days of Dr. King’s dream approached us in the person of Barack Obama, we can only wonder if, indeed, what this man stands for is what Dr. King was really dreaming of in his speech. The torch that led us to Obama was picked-up by others, who, unlike Dr. King, continue to demonize our country. They call themselves “Reverends” and use Church pulpits to deliver political sermons filled with hate, anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism and yes…anti-Whites.

The torch was carried by the likes of the Jessie Jacksons, the Al Sharptons, the Jeremiah Wrights, and the Louis Farrakahns, of our country. For years now, white Americans, guilt- ridden by the injustices that preceded the Civil Rights movement, and driven by their repentance for racial sins committed in the past, have allowed these so-called Civil Right leaders carry on with their rhetorical campaigns against the white and the rich- as though, capitalism and being born white, were major evils of our society, thus providing their Machiavellic platforms. White America’s graciousness and political correctness has, more often than not, been confused with fear, and any time whites dare challenge these black racists, the “race-card” is immediately flagged at all poles in the nation.

In the forty years since Dr. King’s death, we have seen how blacks decided to create a nation within the nation by calling themselves African-Americans. Notwithstanding a right to honor your heritage, I cannot fully understand, why someone born in this country, regardless of sex, race and creed, shall elect to be call themselves anything but American –save for those born elsewhere and later came to this country.

As despicable as the use of the N….word is, as despicable I find the adopted label which deviously contends an all-American identity. It is no wonder that Reverend Jeremiah Wright, dams America. And no wonder that Barrack Obama, a loyal follower of Mr. Wright, writes in one his books: "Any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning."
While honoring Dr. King’s death anniversary and his speech in the Lincoln Memorial, we wonder if he were alive today, indeed his dream was to have a black President that professes that “not all men are created equal”, or for one of Obama’s mentors, Louis Farrakhan to say: “he wished that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged."
We share in Dr. King’s dream that: “one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Regretfully though, the one time that Dr. King’s dream comes to life, the “Chosen” one has shattered it. We honor and respect your dream Dr. King, but we honestly believe that Barack Obama does not share it. Maybe the time has come when we Americans expunge, using Farrakhan’s words, Obama and all those that don’t share it. Then, and only then can the dream come true and we join in claiming: “We All Have A Dream”.

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