April 6, 2008
You know a black man has respect when even white people are trying to attach their wagon to him. Even I, the whitest of white men have a deep connection with THE REVEREND because of my religion. Frankly, it’s the influence of Christ (and Ghandi) on King that set him apart as a unique, visionary leader, not his skin pigment. Had he been a Muslim, an atheist, or whatever Obama is this week, we wouldn’t see politicians desperately hooking their values onto his.
The power of MLK’s words were grounded in reason, theology and the Constitution. He made air-tight arguments and never came off as a victim. Murdered before he turned 40, The Reverend King took the high road without trying to be some black messiah. He offered real hope…not in his charisma or momentum of emotion, but because of his sound arguments.
MLK died for his ideas, they weren’t radical enough or race-based enough for some. His dream was for his children to be treated equally, not to get them government health care and safe, legal, rare abortions. Today’s black leaders are a complete fraud, Obama included. They twist what was great about The Reverend King into some gross money-grabbing political scam.
MLK wasn’t killed because he was black. He wasn’t great because he was black any more than I’m great because I’m tall. Whites didn’t own blacks because of their skin color either. People owned slaves because mankind is an opportunist and will use any excuse to rationalize his own sin. MLK didn’t die over a white problem, he shed light on a human problem that still exists today in every race, religion and sex wherever mankind goes…there goes his problem.