Skip to comments.Coretta King has passed (MLK's widow, has died at the age of 78)
Posted on 01/31/2006 4:05:36 AM PST by Maria S
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You obviously have no concept of the word "dignity". If you had, you wouldn't be stepping all over this thread with your untimely remarks.
Take it somewhere else, please. Start your own thread and leave this one for people who want to pay respect to a woman who passed away this morning.
AM is on the case. Good job!
I hope other folks here can retain that type of composure and class. And I know that most here will.
Then again, I should know better. There are some on FR who would rather drag folks through the mud, even in a time of respectful and prayerful contemplation.
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Don't give him any ideas...
The DUmmies are blaming Alito for her death. They said she just couldn't deal with his nomination. They have no shame.
RIP, Mrs. King. We will not overcome, any time soon...
I understand your viewpoint. I think the lady was thrust into a scene, and played her role quite well. After Martin's murder, she stood rock solid, and took her lead. She was quite more than the woman who laid in the Capitol Rotunda recently.
As a white man, raised in a semi-segregated south, I feel ambivalent about her worth to the nation at large. I spent a lot of time with black people in those days. I saw the results of that militancy in NC. In her footsteps, came Ben Chavis (now named Chavous Mohammed) and a period of riots by he and other black rabble rousers. From a jail cell (as part of the Wilmington 10), Chavis became the leader of the NAACP, until he resigned in disgrace.
Now we see the Black Muslim Community with Screwie Louie, or the Rainbows of Jesse Jackass, that have become the showcases of Black activism. Along with Rev. "Tawanna" Sharpton, and the Black Congressional Caucus, there is more racism being displayed today, than any in Dr. King's days. The difference is that the white people are not able to speakout any more, being accused of "hate" crimes, if they do. The laws are written to be impartial, but the black militants get their way most of the time. It is not the white man's fault any more. Racism is racism.
Today, a headline reveals that there will be a black museum on the Mall. If that isn't racist, I don't know what is. I can't imagine them putting up a Monument to White People... and that is just wrong. Hell, we can't even talk about a man like Jeff Davis!
... He is to be fairly viewed after secession as the same man who had justly earned fame in the service of the United States, but whose relations to that country were changed by the act of the State to which he owed allegiance. Surveying him at this crisis in his life we take account of his hereditary virtues, his pride of patriotic ancestry, his training in the Southern school of thought, feeling and manner, his systematic education to graduation from West Point academy, his associations from childhood to manhood with men of culture and women of refinement. We observe his physical advan-tages--a fine figure, erect and strong--in bearing, graceful when moving and pleasing in repose; his features clearly classic and betokening firmness, fearlessness and intelligence. Far he was from any hauteur of bearing, and free from the supposed superciliousness of the misunderstood Southern aristocracy. We see his mind cultivated and fruitful by reason of native power, early education, extensive reading and long communion with great thoughts on affairs of vast importance. He had self command, gained by the discipline of a soldier, which fitted him to command others; certainly also a strong willed nature to that degree where his maturely considered opinion was not lightly deserted, nor his .well-formed purpose easily abandoned. He was not the man to desert a cause which he once espoused. He was liable to err by excess of devotion. Such men make mistakes, and the Confederate President was not exempt. The insight of his general character reveals him a conservative patriot, opposing all tendencies to anarchy or monarchy, faithful to constitutional agreements and supporter of popular liberties; in his public and private life above reproach; in religion a devout believer in the Christian faith and living in the communion of his church. Such is the man who had vacated his place as senator from the State of Mississippi.
Condolances to the family. I knew MLK's aunt (she was my neighbor in Detroit) and I once met and spoke with Dr. King Sr. (it was a rather strange conversation!).
I do not know much about Mrs. King, but I don't recall that she's ever been the subject of any charge at all. May she enter into the joy of her Lord.
God Bless her and her husband.
Unfortunately, this means some real in-fighting will start with her children. Two wanted to sell the MLK center and two wanted to keep it. I hope Mrs. King left a good will, and they resolve it peacefully.
So if you are fiberal Phlegmocrat, are you happy King died because it will take away publicity from the Alito being voted on to the SC or are you angry that the President will be able to speak about her during his State of the Union? How will Cindy Sheehan use her death today?
Well put, mhking. That is why we say RIP.
That's so sad.
Rest in peace, ma'am. I'm sure the last thing she heard was the Lord telling her, "Welcome, My servant."
People will abuse this event to attempt to make political points, no doubt. They will not be serving themselves well, though. Rather, we should learn from the example of Mrs. King and deal with others with grace and charity.
I hardly ever heard of a cross word from Mrs. King, though she certainly had cause.
There are small, mean-spirited people everywhere, aren't there?
Yes, and unfortunately, showing their stripes on this thread.
It was inappropriate to post that mess on this thread.
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