One of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s more famous quotes on Freedom from his “I have a dream” speech, was delivered on August 28th, 1963, almost 50 years ago and included these closing words:
“And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”(1)
What Dr. King understood was that no man or woman could be free in a society unless everyone in that society were free. That the power of the individuals that are bound together in the quest, then the acceptance of Freedom, exceeds all other human conditions and creates a power subservient to only our God. He understood that government could not give Freedom, without taking away Freedom. That every man must walk along side of every other man in the Equality of Freedom, and not in the false promise of Freedom through mandated Equality. The other quote from this same speech that drove home the core of Dr. King was “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.” God placed Dr. King on this earth at a time He knew we needed the guidance of this man to begin the quest for the end of the stigma of slavery and the beginning of the quest for Freedom for all, regardless of race, religion, or gender. Unfortunately, we have the same need today but there is no one filling the void left by Dr. King.
The first Black president, Barak Obama, unfortunately was not brought up in the heritage of Dr. King but under the tutelage of Black Liberation Theology (BLT) under Reverend Jeremiah Wright, that is based on Marxist ideology through the creation and promotion Black Victimhood. Wright’s ongoing message is that life for blacks in America has been in the past and will be in the future a life of being victimized by the oppression of whites. The goal of BLT is the creation of economic equality, not equal Freedom for all. Marxism and BLT share the common goal of equality through wealth redistribution. They both ignore the Freedom of Equal Opportunity but instead seek to create “an enemy” that they can use to blame all of their ills and seek to destroy by cries of racism, elitism, etc. This is at the core of Barak Obama and can be seen and heard in almost every breath he takes and every word he utters.
Dr. King sought to unite through Freedom, Obama seeks to divide by race, religion and gender in order to redistribute his perception of equality. Dr. King sought to sow the seeds of peaceful protest to build up the whole of this nation while Obama seeks to pit individuals and institutions against each other to weaken the underpinnings of this nation. What Dr. King envisioned was the day when we could look at one another and not see the color of the other’s skin, their religious convictions, or their gender but see an equal child of God enjoying the great Freedoms that only this nation, under God, could provide to all. What Obama envisions is that wealth, opportunity, and freedoms would be taken from his perceived “haves” and redistributed to his perceived “have-nots”. In short, Dr. King believed that this country had the potential of ensuring Freedom for All regardless of the past; Obama believes that this country is flawed from its Constitution foundation to today’s unfair society that was built on the backs of the oppressed; Obama’s beliefs are in sync with those of Karl Marx except that Obama blames all whites for these ills versus the Marxists view of the “rich” being the culprit, who could have been black or white.
It is sad that over the past 50 years, we have turned a deaf ear to Dr. King but rather have re-adopted a culture of differences and blaming others for our own condition or circumstances. This culture of differences in many cases is being promoted and nurtured by the self-appointed “civil rights leaders” of today. These “leaders” promote practices that only insure that their “people” remain in poverty, undereducated, and are forced to live in the highest crime rate neighborhoods in this nation. These “leaders” promote whatever the flavor of the day Obama trots out regardless of the consequences to their “constituents”. They turn their back on their own people and salute the power brokers who use the poorest among us to further their own Marxist goals of wealth and power redistribution.
Will we ever have another Dr. King in our midst leading us toward a Free human and humane society? One can only hope.
(1) Martin Luther King Jr. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.