Skip to comments.Martin Luther King Speech 50 years ago:'I have a Dream...let freedom Ring' and libs spin
Posted on 08/28/2013 8:43:29 PM PDT by sickoflibs
Today being the 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous 'I have a Dream Speech' prompted another Washington DC rally last Saturday and just today Obama giving a speech on it. MSNBC covered the Saturday rally most of that day and today re-playing that entire speech and all day recapping how it all came to be with guest after guest very romantically and nostalgically. "He changed America"
So just a few minutes ago I flipped to that channel for a minute and caught Martin Luther chanting 'Let Freedom ring' in that speech and thought how ironic it is.
This is very ironic because those lib worshipers of MLK are using him and his words to further promote collectivism on every issue : health care, jobs program, affirmative action, federal control of state elections, , amnesty, gay rights(as if they are ex-slaves) , Sharpton, etc.
But MLK knew that 'Let Freedom Ring' was a great sales pitch line to gain 1960s whites support at that time and it was very successful. He very well may have believed in collectivism as libs insist he did using other quotes, but he pitched freedom to our parents 50 years ago to get their support.
50 years ago ping!
Mr. King, your dream has become a nightmare.
It’s a far cry from the days of 1963, alot of good, but a helluva lot more bad. The hateful, racist, childish rhetoric coming down from the “president” his AG, his administration, naacp, and other racist front groups is incredible. PC is a one-way disaster that’s dividing the Nation. The Zimmerman case was a travesty from the get-go. 5 decades later, The Great Society is a total failure, urban schools are beyond repair, illegitimacy means no hope for a turn around. Keep feeding the racist monster until the SHTF. Hypocrisy abounds and the arrogance of Jackson, Sharpton et al is unbelievable. 4 decades of reverse discrimination and they still bitch up a storm, never happy and never will be. With these attitudes and behaviors they are permanently doomed to the bottom of the barrel.
Martin Luther King was a great orator of course, but he gets a lot of credit for things he didn’t do, and he’s used by people on both the right and the left to justify whatever they are promoting today. Today’s liberals use MLK to argue against secure voter ID and for gay marriage. Conservatives actually try to portray King as a limited government conservative which he certainly was not. In fact, in the years after the fabled “I Have a Dream” speech MLK moved farther and farther to the left and did call for special privileges for blacks, which has evolved into affirmative action, disparate impact, race-norming, etc.
Martin Luther King was a registered Republican. He wanted people to be judged by the content of their character and by their qualifications, NOT by the color of their skin. Obama, Sharpton, Jess Jackson and the parade of race-baiters do not represent MLK and should stop trying to gain luster through him.
MLK was not a Republican, and you ought to read about the bad things he said about Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election. It sounds like the sort of rhetoric you’d hear from Al Sharpton today.
MLK on the 1964 Republican Convention, which nominated Goldwater:
“The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right.”
MLK on Ronald Reagan:
“When a Hollywood performer, lacking distinction even as an actor can become a leading war hawk candidate for the Presidency, only the irrationalities induced by a war psychosis can explain such a melancholy turn of events.”
And having an R next to his name somehow makes MLK a Conservative? So Robert ("Fighting Bob" La Follette) is to also be admired? Same with Jacob Javits? All leftists. All socialists -- as was "Reverend" Marxist Luther King, Junior.
And what exactly was MLK doing in Memphis back in 1968 when he wasn't cavorting with prostitutes? Marching on behalf of big government union goons. This so-called preacher had but one message -- the false doctrine of social justice. And need I add that MLK's best pals were commies.
I stand corrected. MLK’s son says his father never endorsed any candidate and that he was likely not a Republican.
Here’s SNOPES take on MLK:
The libs are using MLK merely as a means to their end result, which is exactly how they use each fragmented element of society and their perceived heroes and martyrs.
We know of no more crucial civil rights issue facing Congress today than the need to increase the federal minimum wage and extend its coverage. A living wage should be the right of all working Americans, and this is what we wish to urge upon our Congressmen and Senators as they now prepare to deal with this legislation.
And there's more...as he advocated on behalf of leftist union mobsters in 1961:
In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right to work.' It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.
MLK's anti-business, pro-union thug rhetoric was evident in his address to the corrupt goons of the Illinois AFL-CIO in 1965:
The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life. The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome.
The myth that MLK was anything like a Conservative is a falsehood. Actually liberals are right to embrace him -- he was one of them, just like Mao, Lenin and Castro.
Thank you very much, dearest re_nortex!
the libs are echoing a black republican’s 50 year old speech but won’t report how the only black senator wasn’t invited to attend or speak
Funny - but at the time the people I knew in the civil rights movement had moved on to SNCC and other more radical groups and considered MLK to be somewhat of an Uncle Tom... I wound up going to the speech alone. I'm so thankful I went...
Just two years after the King speech and one year after the civil rights law, Watts, Los Angeles went up in flame. It was a decade of urban riots after that.
Looking at the slick con job that was the Obama campaign, I think we have to look at the past with new eyes. Look at the way that John F. Kennedy was deified. Look at the worship of FDR. Emotion is used to control people in politics. We probably all have been hoodwinked about people in public life and in our own personal lives as well. What does the Bible say about the heart of man as being wicked and unfathomable?
Do you know if Martin Luther King wrote his own speeches?
But more basically, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their "thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid. Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.
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