Sunday, February 18, 2018
I just reread last week's scribble about Nancy Pelosi and her priorities of race and skin color. I elaborated on that thought in an editorial that I wrote for Scragged.com. The contrast is drawn between Martin Luther King and Nancy Pelosi.
Martin Luther King was a womanizer and a flawed individual in many respects. He was also a communist, a fact that is carefully hidden in historical accounts of his actions on behalf of blacks of the 1950s and 1960s. Communism was at the core of his beliefs for the uplifting of his race within the society in which he lived.
And that is the key to the reason that he was a great man: his goal was to work within the social constraints that were imposed by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. King was all for modifying society and the revolutionary methods that might be necessary to do that, but he was an upholder of the Constitution.
In his famous "I have a dream…" speech, he elaborated on the ways that the American ideal was an important part of the advancement of his race:
“… a dream deeply rooted in the American dream,” one embedded in “the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.”
That is the difference between current Democrats and the ones who made a proud history. There was a time when all Americans reveled in their country's future and shared its destiny in thought and deed.
That is as opposed to the current crop of Democrats, who looked toward fracturing our government and society to gain marginal control temporarily.
Shame on them.