Fifty Years Ago Today


On this day in 1963, a Christian Republican gave a great American speech calling for freedom and individual liberty. He said, among other things, this…

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “for whites only.” We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no we are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

How much of what King called for in this paragraph has been accomplished? All of it? I would say so.

Yet the race hustlers are not satisfied. In a sad shadow of the former movement they focus on trivialities such as “buzzwords” and voter ID laws. They call for state backed advantages by demanding enforcement of racial preferences. They demand reparations to people who are not victims paid by those who are not victimizers. They demand criminal cases ignore justice in the name of racial grievance. They demand ever increasing amounts of welfare and that the state of the crumbling black family be ignored. This is the state of race based “civil rights” movement today.

I believe that if Martin Luther King were here today, he would be thrilled by the progress made toward his dream and disgusted by the race hustling legacy of his righteous movement.

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10 Responses to Fifty Years Ago Today

  1. RJ says:

    I believe that if MLK were alive today he would be thrilled of the progress made toward his dream and tempted to break his record of non violence on the race bating bastards who have hijacked his righteous movement.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    What passes for racial consciousness today.

    If that is true that is all she can think about, she needs to seek help.

  3. jacksonsdad says:

    Speaking of ‘reparations’…

    I see the $1.25 billion (with a B!) Pigford Rape and I remember the “financial well-being” lessons taught by my old man. How many more hard-earned taxpayer dollars have been confiscated to fund such nonsense? ‘Public welfare’ programs run amok and (in many cases) in the end doing more harm than good… dependency bought and paid for Robin Hood Style… the myth of Free Money stated as fact. The old man is rolling over in his grave these days no doubt.

    The point is… every dollar used to fund The Free Lunch was confiscated from friends, family and neighbors. If not LITERAL friends and neighbors then FIGURATIVE friends, family and neighbors on the local, state AND federal level. All those good folks are now less capable of taking care of other friends, family and neighbors because a piece of their own pie has been confiscated.

    I hope the Pigford plaintiffs (who may or may not have ‘intended to farm’) think about that when they cash their checks. I hope they think about what their Free Money costs real people. I hope they think about where that $1.25 BILLION came from and know that the fiscal health of This Great Country takes a swift kick in the teeth every time we throw money at such utter bullshit.

  4. James says:

    I would say the outcome for most Negroes has been poor.
    Welfare dependency, out of wedlock births, a culture of crime, an attitude of politically correct entitlement. They vote for someone because he looks like them without doing research or studying history.

    They can do what they want, but when their voting affects me, I’m a little pissed.

  5. James says:

    There are two separate issues:
    1) How Whites treat Blacks.
    That is what all pundits, news outlets, and most Blacks discuss.
    2) Black people’s core values and behavior.
    Discussed little, but is the principle driver of quality of life.

  6. messup says:

    Martin Luther King wouldn’t recognize, in today’s Black community, one single element contained in his speech and desires for improvement of ALL American Blacks. As a community, MLK’s “I have a Dream” has been hi-jacked by Black political We The (Black) Elite People of culture of corruption in ALL Washington DC for their OWN views, political purposes and self aggrandizement, to wit:1) Their individual greed, 2) Their individual POWER and lastly 3)all Black leaderships out-and-out corruption both morally and ethically. Pray. Amen. America’s Black community has become Amerika’s new “collective!!!” Wake-up America, for Christ-sakes

  7. tjay says:

    After hearing the speeches today I am convinced the black man is still living 1955. He thinks he needs more breaks. He thinks he needs protection from the dominance of the white man. He fails to realize he cannot compete because the bar for him is lower than for the white man he must compete against. He votes for progressive liberals because they tell him his failure is not his fault or theirs but is the fault of some latent conspiracy pervading the very society who has elected a half-bro as a president. The black man will never be happy no matter how fair the game is played. He cannot bring himself to compete in modern society.

  8. tjay says:

    I assume portraying MLK as a Republican is a play on something I do not understand. King himself stated “In the past I always voted the Democratic ticket.” Maybe it is the whiskey I have tossed down in the last four dart games but the Republican thingy just went over my head.

    • reboot says:

      It is my understanding that during that time period, democrats were filling what we now call republican thoughts. The terms just changed with the parties.