Saturday, 27 August 2011
“We commemorate the life of Dr. King without having the license to do so, like the pastor who recites the word of God as he molests his children and cheats on his wife. We don’t deserve Dr. King, and our decision to memorialize him while rejecting him is entirely reflective of the hypocrisy to which our nation has become accustomed. One must also wonder how Dr. King might feel about a country that continues to oppress the people he claimed to represent: We can’t profess to love a man and simultaneously destroy the people he cares about the most.”
– Dr. Boyce Watkins - ThyBlackMan.com
"Dr. King and the liberation movement he represents will again suffer a brutal blow this week when all are permanently entombed under the violent euphemism of “memorial.” The dedication of this $120 million stone sculpture is to be a national tribute to a man whose entire body of work was designed to destroy the very structure that now claims to honor him. It is no honor. It is a burial. The very entities against which the movement that produced King have struggled for centuries have now attached themselves to him as if to claim victory over, rather than along with, that man and that movement. This memorial should be seen as the hostile, disingenuous aggression against Dr. King that it is and should continue to be a reminder of the absolute absence of sincere change in this society.It is fitting that this memorial is placed so as to sit “along the axis of the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials” permanently fixed between two of this nation’s greatest representatives of enslavement and anti-Blackness. It is fitting that this memorial is being established by the very segments of this society King worked strongest against, and to which he offered his most biting criticism. And, it is fitting that this memorial be established at a time when King’s words and deeds are least known or followed, while a Black president presides over the falling conditions of Black Americans and the falling bombs over African homes. And, it is fitting that the dedication of the memorial will come 48 years after his most famous speech and 44 years after he would call his dream a 'nightmare'.”
-- Jared Ball - Black Agenda Report
"Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood.
I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I revere and adore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. He defiantly fought for poor black people, who were abused and tortured by racism and elitism. He sacrificed his life for justice and love. Dr. King chose to dedicate his entire being to expanding the American dream beyond all boundaries of race and class.
No American has ever deserved to be eternally honored by every race in every way as Dr. King. But, under the spirit crushing and blackish betrayals of the rabidly elitist Hobama, the countless, apolitical, mega rich, mega church cloned pulpit pimps, who disgrace all who are sincere and noble; racist politicos who slander King's rebel legacies; and the diverse madness of varied ahistorical liars and fools, we rarely dare to dream today. Tragically, Dr. King's dream has been deliberately twisted into a global nightmare.
I remember King's glaring and grossly unfulfilled dream. I mourn. I honor. I question. King truly cared about poor black people. He fought and died for us. If King could see what we have become since he was publicly executed, would it swiftly slay him anew? Many more questions abound:
How shocked would King be by the huge racial wealth gaps that still horridly permeate all arenas in 2011?
How appalled would King be to see how the blackish Hobama has gentrified cities and campuses, under the brutal bastions of a new systemic Jim Crow elitism?
How dejected would King be by the new slavery of America's super sized Prison Industrial Complex?
How stunned would King be by the endless trillions that fund the Military Industrial Complex and make the cost of the Vietnam War he loathed look paltry?
How heartbroken would King be to witness Hobama's costly, bloody, serial, and global wars?
How shocked would King be by the randomly fatal ruthlessness of Hobama's beloved predator drones?
How repulsed would King be by Hobama's internet spies, who make that monster J. Edgar Hoover look tame and inept?
How would King be emotionally wounded by the black agenda-less Hobama's burgeoning black misery index?
How horrified would King be to witness what the blackish Hobama has done, to assist white banksters, as they have slain poor people of all races globally, for decades to come?
How mortified would the scholarly King be to see how Hobama and his corporate charter school cronies have deliberately destroyed every vestige of public education?
How disgusted would King be about sagging pants and slacking students?
How passionately would King pray for scapegoated and abused teachers?
How depressed would King be about Hobama and his banksters' erasure of affordable public housing?
How disillusioned would King be to see that Hobama and his banksters have foreclosed the black middle class into nonexistence?
How deeply ashamed would King be by the tragic state of black “parenting”?
How painfully would Bayard Rustin and King marvel at the homohating hypocrisies of black hypochristians?
How revolting would King find the homohating antics of his suspect daughter Bernice, and her former BFF/fellow gaybasher/gay tree jumper for Jesus, Eddie Long?
How disgusted would King be by the rabid colorism and white supremacy that rule the mindless lives and self hating progeny of droves of young black men?
How deeply offended would King be by the blind and foolish Hobama Nazis who pretend that the rabidly elitist and disgraceful warmonger Hobama is his clone?
How diligently would King and Malcolm X march and toil to defy Hobama and his bankster rulers?...
I will always remember and adore Dr. King. And, I will never forget that most persons have never truly embraced and engaged his dream. I will always hate those who have twisted Dr. King's interracial dreams into fake “post-racial” nightmares. Nothing will ever be as memorable as the eternal betrayals of that blackish hoax Hobama, and his blind black racist Nazis, who disgrace King more each day!
Dear Dr. King: We miss you and Coretta so...We need you both now more than ever. May you both rest in peace eternally, in a sacred and peaceful place that truly does transcend racism...