WASHINGTON, January 18, 2018.: On Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans are witnessing the de-evolution of the gains made by the great civil rights leader in the 1960s by Democratic senators boycotting the SOTU.
Unfortunately, the mantra of racism is being repeated again and again to attack Trump. However, as mother’s once told their children, the more they point their finger at Trump, they point three back at themselves.
Democrats boycotting the SOTU
Maxine Waters and John Lewis are both saying that since they are not winning the game, they are staying home and not attending the SOTU. The SOTU is for the American Public and the party in power. Democrats attendance is a courtesy, not a necessity. No one but the media will notice they are not there.
Arthur Ashe (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) broke racial barriers as the first African American player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. As a breaker of those barriers, he said:
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
Political gamesmanship, not racism, corrupts Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy
A year ago, in a historically rare, but not unprecedented effort, Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat and junior senator from New Jersey, testified against the fellow senator, Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions, during his confirmation hearings for the post of Attorney General.
Despite Sessions’ years of experience defending the Constitution, he faced significant resistance from Booker, as well as other Democrats, who raised allegations of racism against him.
Another congressman who now seems even more in lock-step compliance with the Party of Tyranny is Democrat Congressman John Lewis of Georgia who has stated that he does not view Donald Trump a “legitimate president.”
However, one year later, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017, submitted by Rep. John Lewis D-GA 5th District, and which designates King’s birthplace as a National Historical Park is signed by that same President.
The President put the bill, the action, above politics.
Alveda King, the Reverand’s niece, Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of Dr. King, and Bruce Levell of the National Diversity Coalition were present at the signing.
Alveda King, who has been a watchdog to racism in America, working tirelessly as a civil rights advocate in her famous uncle’s wake, says President Trump is not, and never has been, a racist.
Ellis Island Award celebrates “patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity”:
In 1986, Trump joined several other prominent Americans, including Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali, as recipients of an “Ellis Island Award.”
More recently the President offered the following remarks about Rosa Parks and her bravery in the face of racism:
62 years ago this week, a brave seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama uttered one word that changed history… pic.twitter.com/eOvCBcMIKX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
Going back before Donald Trump sought Presidential heights, Trump was an honored guest at the annual Wall Street Conference hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Jackson’ DC-based “multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.”
In introducing the then real-estate executive, Jackson said:
“We need your building skills, your gusto,” Jackson told the real estate mogul before stating Trump is a model for “people on Wall Street to represent diversity.”
Cries of Racism are the Cries of Democrats still in Denial
Democrats are still in denial over the reality that Hillary Clinton lost the election due to the rejection of President Obama’s socialist policies and executive mandates. The easiest, i.e., lowest, bar they can reach for is to identity politics and cries of Republican, and Presidential, racism. Tied up with a bow of childish actions like boycotting the SOTU.
In each of these cases of “Party unity,” it is a clear reflection of what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. criticized as the characteristics of mindless conformity. Democrats should know better.
In a sermon entitled, “Transformed Nonconformist,” Rev. King stated:
Thomas Jefferson wrote, ‘I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.’ To the conformist and the shapers of the conformist mentality, this must surely sound like a most dangerous and radical doctrine. Have we permitted the lamp of independent thought and individualism to become so dim that were Jefferson to write and live by these words today we would find cause to harass and investigate him? If Americans permit thought-control, business control, and freedom control to continue, we shall surely move within the shadows of fascism.
There is one major Party continually demanding conformity through “comment control” referred to today as political correctness. The very same Party of Obama that was busy legislating anti-business regulations via the EPA, the IRS, and via Obamacare, is the same Party that put out marching orders whose targets are Conservatives, Christians, and common American citizens.
Is this a party leader extending a hand or a fist?
The Party of Injustice
That injustice cannot be accepted any more than the injustice that King once fought against. Sadly, so many Democrats, like John Lewis, have fallen into conformity with the Party of Tyranny and identity politics.
The reason is simple: Divide and step down on Americans and they become reliant on the Government. This allows the dividing, screaming, boycotting party to gain and hold onto power as they fight not for the people, but to cower the people over perceived evils that rest in the crotch of the trees around them.
Senator Booker, who is being named as a possible 2020 Presidential nominee, has demonstrated that he is just another Democrat conformist, with little originality, as he shamelessly throws the race card out in extremely public displays of partisan divisiveness.
Booker’s behavior belies any belief he may have sought to enlighten the public because his conformity with the Party mantra reveals him to be little more than a good parrot.
In reality, the derogatory and false words of John Lewis or Corey Booker do not really matter. Those paying attention may wonder why the Democrats even bother with the drama.
President Obama’s Identity Politics and Racism
In his Farewell Address, President Obama did not seem to hesitate to use the cry of racism as a shield or a spear to protect his presidential decisions or actions. Those in the Obama Administration and Democratic party got accustomed to the use of the issue of racism to point fingers, accuse, and divide Americans.
Unfortunately, such constant usage of the cry of racism against political opponents leaves the country even more racially embattled than during the Obama’s presidency.
In Obama’s goodbye, he admitted something appalling:
After my election, there was talk of a post-racial America. Such a vision, however well-intended, was never realistic. For race remains a potent and often divisive force in our society.
When one considers that Senator Obama in 2008 took advantage of the issue of race, it is quite appalling.
While many of his supporters believed that the fast-rising rock star senator would heal racial divisions in the United States, Democrats marketed Obama’s brand in that way, and this concept of a post-racial America originated from the Obama campaign and was perpetuated by the mainstream media. In this light, it was never the intention of the Democrats or Barack Obama to champion efforts of brotherhood when they could use the charge of racism as a shield or a spear.
Following in the Obama’s party footsteps: Boycotting the State of the Unions
Congressmen John Lews and Maxine Waters are among those grandstanding that they will not attend the President’s State of the Union, in much the same way they boycotted his inauguration. The King family, including niece Alveda King and Bruce Levell of the National Diversity Coalition, a civil rights advocate who says it is a “disservice to all Americans when you boycott the president…” versus fighting for new jobs, or celebrating the lowering unemployment rates for all African-Americans.
Mr. Levell telling Harris Faulkner on Fox News that on this day honoring Dr. King that he and Miss. King prayed for Lewis, Waters and those planning to boycott to put that energy into bringing new jobs and opportunities to their districts over creating hate and divisiveness for the President.
Unfortunately, the Democratic party is not beholden to a Christian God, but a political one.
Tarnishing Dr. King’s Legacy
President Obama should be smart enough to realize that many people rejected his politics, not because of the color of his skin, but because of the content of his character and the nature of his Chicago based, thug-like politics.
America has witnessed the violence of the BLM protests, and the paid to play protestors of the DNC, all over the nation – mainly directed at the Trump campaign.
Americans should reconsider the value and accomplishments of a man like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in light of what harm the Democrats have perpetrated upon race relations in recent times. Many good-hearted American people had the notion that Barack Obama was the proof of the fulfillment of the Civil Rights Movement.
Many remember the words of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, but many do not remember some of the more significant points:
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
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 one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
Where is his dream of brotherhood today?
Dr. King viewed the Civil Rights Movement as the furtherance of the American Dream, not an act of rebellion against the founder’s dream of a nation dedicated to freedom, and certainly not a dream of condoning violence against innocent citizens. It was a dream of working together, arm in arm, toward a better tomorrow.
It was a dream born by the Democratic Party of Kennedy, and killed by the Democratic Party of Obama.
Clarence Joines, lawyer and confident of Dr. King speaks of the actions taken against Dr. and Mrs. King by political operatives. In The Man Who Kept King’s Secrets written by Douglas Brinkley (2006) is an ominous prediction of the future of the Democrats ploys against candidate Donald Trump:
Jones—a cancer survivor, six feet tall, his well-groomed mustache reminiscent of King’s—believes he has a sacred obligation to reveal the untold tale of his time with King, and to teach a new generation about the indignities he suffered along the way, such as having the F.B.I. bug his phones. Indeed, former president Jimmy Carter, while speaking at Coretta Scott King’s funeral in February, pointedly raised the issue of federal eavesdropping, telling the gathering, which included Jones—and President George W. Bush—about how “Martin and Coretta [had their] civil liberties . . . violated as they became the target of secret government wiretapping.”
The Democrats dream is not King’s Dream. It is a dream being fostered by Democrat leaders as they foment the cry of racism and the ‘racist’ accusation. As they judge the President by the color of his skin, his political party and not by the reality of his accomplishments to include the lowest African-American unemployment in decades.
This runs counter to the dream that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared with the American people at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.
Americans should not let go of Rev. King’s dream.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights Leaders with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson