One of the saddest commentaries on the sorry state of “civil rights” today — or at least how the straggling remnant of the civil rights movement and their liberal camp followers view civil rights today — is that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, most powerful and emblematic utterance — that he looks forward to the day when his children will be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin — has now become uncomfortably controversial among those who claim to honor him.
“Yet today, 50 years after King shared this vision during his most famous speech,” the Associated Press purports to report, “there is considerable disagreement over what it means.” Actually, that’s wrong. There can be no reasonable disagreement over what it means. The disagreement is over only whether that principle should be honored or rejected.
On King’s Birthday in 2008 I wrote:
If I attempted to write something new today, it would wind up doing no more than repeating what’s in these three.
Alas, that’s still true. So I’ll make a deal with you: I’ll refrain from saying anything more here if you’ll go back and read (or even better, re-read) those three old posts.
O.K. I’ve now kept my part of this bargain.