Skip to comments.Page: Now, for the rest of the speech
Posted on 08/25/2013 1:04:26 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.
Christopher Columbus discovered America.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a "dream."
We like to remember history in short and snappy bumper-sticker sound bites. Real life is a bit more complicated.
Columbus "discovered" a "New World" that was new to him anyway, not to the people who already lived in it.
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation did free slaves in the states that seceded. He had to prod, cajole, bribe and browbeat Congress to free the rest.
And the Rev. Dr. King had a "dream" that he described eloquently at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago. More importantly, he had an agenda.
(Excerpt) Read more at fresnobee.com ...
The civil rights movement made a fatal error in the late sixties when it joined forces with, and made common cause with, the far left. From that time dates the beginning of the end of black culture, of the black work ethic, and the black family.
The civil rights movement was destined to join the left. It’s tools and goals were color based, so it had no other option.
Conservatives "like to quote that line" because it is the truth, elegantly and unambiguously phrased. Mr. Page seems to be trying to build the case that "conservatives" are somehow taking the quote out of context. Nonsense. Dr. King said it, clearly and forcefully, and it means what it means. We -- whether as individuals, or via our tax dollars for social programs -- should not judge people by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Being "colorblind" fifty years ago was quite a liberal notion; now, it is seen by some as hopelessly right-wing, even borderline racist, and in any event grossly insufficient -- affirmative action, preferential treatment, quotas, and reparations are what's required, according to contemporary liberalism.
Mr. Page should be embarrassed by his clumsy stab at revisionism, not only trying to re-interpret and spin Dr. King's words, but inventing "things he might have said if he were still alive." That's insulting, and childish.
Wow. Pretty sure I lost 5 IQ points reading that drivel.
So Clarence Page thinks Dr. King would have been a race hustler and race baiter like the Revs. Al Charlatan and Jesse Jackson? Does Page imagine that if Dr. King had lived, he would have been in favor of the ghetto rap culture we have today with gangs of fatherless young men roaming the streets killing innocent people when they get caught in the crossfire between rival gangs? Does Page think that Dr. King would have been fine with the numbers of black children born out of wedlock, or the numbers of black people willing to live off the Government dole?
Somehow, I don't think that's what Dr. King had in mind.