Today is MLKJr. Day, which replaced Presidents’ Day, which was eased in for Washington’s Birthday, which is where it started and should have remained. Not to bad-mouth Reverend King, of course. It always comes as a shock to remember he died at the age of 39. Given his accomplishment and influence, that doesn’t seem to compute.
This blog only exists because: 1) I was once in love with a black woman, as meanwhile 2) Democrats kept tarring opponents with the “racist” label while coddling racist S.O.B.s like Robert Byrd and Spike Lee.
So screw you, Democrats. Screw you screaming “racist” while treating black people like retarded children. Your slimy hatred of blacks comes through every time a non-leftist or non-statist black person raises his head. (Or hers, when Condi Rice pops up. You being as misogynist as you are racist.)
So up yours sideways, Donkey Ass Party, now and forever!
The irony, of course, is that King world-famously longed for the day that his people “will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” With today’s shin-dig, our government “honors” him by rubbing salt into America’s racial wounds.
Do you know when we had your dream, Doc? In the epic span between the end of Jim Crow and the beginning of federal quotas. What was that, five minutes? The span between separate drinking fountains and separate standards. The first was wrong, unconstitutional, and pride-damaging. Its replacement is wrong, unconstitutional, and morally poisonous.
At this country’s beginning, black people were morally superior to everyone else because they had to be. Slaves are always better than the so-called “masters”. But the government didn’t end that policy; it reversed it. Blacks are now held to a lower standard of behavior. Spike Lee can bad-mouth interracial marriages and suffer no loss; you try that, whitey.
(A reminder about labels–replacing the inaccurate but one-syllable label “black” with the even less accurate, seven-syllable mouthful “African-American” is a personal insult to me. Seriously. Your acceptance of that monstrosity is yet another reason why we will always be two different camps: W.O.R.M., and humans.)
“Your people”, Dr. King, are just like every other sufficiently large group: no better than they have to be. And your towering example, Reverend, is used to justify our nation’s current policy: holding black people to lower standards.
This is how our government honors you.