Martin Luther and Alveda King: Breaking black America’s chains

Martin Luther and Alveda King: Breaking black America’s chains

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Alveda King on the legacy of the King family and her uncle, Martin Luther King

Alveda King - King Rules
Alveda King - King Rules

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2015 — Much of the black community has been trapped in a prison created by liberal policy since the tragic assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King. This prison has taken the form of a plantation, where comfort and convenience are provided for by the “master” in the form of over a trillion dollars in entitlement handouts since 1965.

Rev. King and his supporters never imagined that black Americans would be enslaved by welfare checks; black supporters of the Great Society programs never thought that these checks would be a permanent feature of black life, or that they would be the last rung on the ladder of upward achievement.

But they have been.

More than two generations have passed since that day in 1963 when Rev. King stood at the Lincoln Memorial and spoke those momentous words, “I have a dream!” He warned that America must change so that blacks would not move from a “smaller ghetto to a larger one.” But that’s what happened. The black community was allowed to move from a smaller ghetto to a larger ghetto built of their own identity and their failed dreams. The new ghetto is in their minds.

There are many, many blacks who have warned against this troubling development which has shredded the hope and initiative of two generations. But liberals in government, as well as neighborhood overseers who are rewarded with government jobs and money via poverty pimp organizations, maintain the narrow jail cells of each black resident’s diminished mobility.

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This is not natural; no one who lives in a community that has been decimated by black-on-black crime wants to stay there. No black single parent wants to raise their child with no educational choice but the scant opportunity liberals have granted them in their failing schools. The civil rights revolt of the late 1950’s and 1960’s has been stolen from them with an insidious lie: “Those racist White Republicans did this to you!”

Anyone with half a lick of common sense would know that the lie was created as a distraction to keep the plantation-trapped residents from asking the real questions. “Why are you not providing educational opportunities for my children that you give to your own?” “Why do you demand that we support abortion and welcome abortion clinics in our communities when it is against our religious beliefs?” “Why do you keep blaming killings in the black community — most of them black-on-black — on white cops and Republican racism?”

The questions can go on and on, but the answer is simple. Black people can throw off the chains which keep them shackled to the plantation when they allow themselves to return to Rev. King’s values and reject Al Sharpton’s hate filled rants. Rev. King spoke of an America of equal opportunity, where each person could rise according to the content of his character. Sharpton believes not in achievement on the basis of character, but in a destructive rivalry to be the victor who grabs the spoils.

King’s dream was of an America united; Sharpton’s is of an America at war with its self. Sharpton is the demon at freedom’s gate who blocks freedom and opportunity and truth from entering, because then he and his odious kind would cease to exist.

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But 150 years after slavery ended, a new narrative can and will be written on the hearts and minds of those who are trapped behind the walls of liberalism and progressive dogma. Rev. King and his words of inspiration and leadership will reemerge, bringing back the light that he and Rosa Parks brought in 1955.

One hundred fifty years later after slavery and 60 years since Rosa Parks decided to not take a seat in the back of the bus, black leaders like Rev. King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King are standing up and standing tall to shout out a new, more vibrant message.

In her book “King Rules,” Alveda King stresses,

America needs to be saved from destruction. My elders taught me that only Jesus saves. We need to be rescued. Again, Jesus. God raises up men and women like MLK and my other family members for ‘such a time as this.’ In this day and time when moral turpitude is at its worse, we need a moral uplift and a new set of rules — or a return to the old ones, however we look at it.

These ten core “rules will help the generations of blacks trapped behind plantation walls to rise up and embrace these convictions that will rebuild the family unit, reestablish faith, justice, civic responsibility and marriage values.

This is the beginning of the end of liberal enslavement. Rev. King’s values, revived and practiced in urban America, will break the plantation chains of the black community.

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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.