60 years ago, The Rev Martin Luther King gave a speech in Washington DC. It was a great speech. “I have a dream”….
And it is a nice dream. But for that dream to work, EVERYONE must stand up and be worthy of it. Not one side, Both sides
So far, there has been a failure on the side of the “Negro” Yes, on the side of the whites too, but mostly on the side of the “Negro”.
“the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of
material prosperity” Well, yes, but it isn’t the fault of society. They’ve been given Billions of dollars, priority in spending on education, preference in jobs, “set asides” for public works projects contracts, and yet……
“black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable
rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” Yeah, you got that, but then you complain when you get arrested and charged with crimes. Part of that contract is to abide by the rules of society. Mostly, y’all don’t.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” Yeah, but equality means the same measure, the same set of rules. Not special treatment. Mostly, it appears today, black people don’t want “equality”, they want special treatment. Different laws for black people, different standards for behavior. This is not “Equal”.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Look to your fellow black people for that….Most whites DO “Judge your people by the content of their character” We see, and remember the riots, the crime, the drug use, the single motherhood, the failure of the family, the lack of a decent society…..the animalistic behavior of so many…Yes, we do judge you by the apparent “Content of your character.” Not all of you individually, but your societal behavior….. If your “character” is lacking….
“one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers” Mostly, you can….even in the deepest South. Mostly, you are welcomed….as long as you behave like decent people…..as long as you don’t listen to the Race Baiting clergymen and politicians…..Our hands are (mostly) open….yours are fists.
Every other “Minority Group” seems to have made the transition to equality….to being welcomed, to finding economic and cultural success…..every other group. It cannot be entirely a racial thing. Some are as dark as black people, many stand out from “Whites”…..
I too would like to see that dream come to pass…..But it takes both sides. You have to hold up your end. You haven’t.
I think the Rev. King would be ashamed of what black “Society” has become.
Full text of his speech here
Feel free to call me a racist for this post.