This Was Not His Dream

19 01 2009

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  • “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.”

Martin Luther King Jr., the Republican, did not dream that America would simply elect a black president, neither as penitence nor comeuppance.  He dreamt of an America that wouldn’t care if a presidential candidate was black or white.   An America that would be colorblind when they appraised his abilities and tallied his talents.

We are not at that place.

Liberalism knows nothing but, judging by color.

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20 01 2009
NiteVision

What is the meaning of this posts? I hope it doesn’t mean (the blogger/poster) you are as clueless as you appear.

Are you trying to say that King, who was arrested, denied, abused along with millions of others because he was black would not be elated to see a black president? Sure his dream was one of opportunity for all, but UNTIL AMERICA ELECTS A BLACK PRESIDENT, WE DON’T KNOW IF IT TRULY IS AN “america that wouldn’t care if a presidential candidate was black or white”.

That hope remained a dream until last November. We have to rejoice in not only the inclusion that the election of a Black president implies, but also in the singularity of it. We cannot truly appreciate the fact that “any good American can be president” until we have seen for our very own eyes that at least one non-white can be president. Don’t you understand how it works???? Unless we see a non-white male elected, we don’t know that it can actually happen! That is why we celebrate a Black president. And please don’t try to fool anyone into thinking that King – who marched preached, dreamed, was arrested and was harassed by our own government to the point of telling him to commit suicide – would not be reveling in the fact that Obama is our first Black presidentt. Because that singularity – finally after hundreds of years and 43 presidents – that singularity finally shows us our true pluralism, the true pluralism that King dared to dream of.

Please don’t get it twisted and say it’s just blindly about color – that stance is terribly near-sighted and ignorant. It’s about the proof of the realization of a dream – and only the election of a president who is not a white male could bring that about. Otherwise – how do we know the dream has been realized? And yes, he was elected based on his talents and abilities. His ability to lead an inspire so many. It is just ALSO such a wonderful thing that he’s black. Now it’s time to let him do his job.

20 01 2009
NiteVision

And if you think Obama was elected as part of penitence or comeuppance, you really need to pull your head out of the sand. Sure, you can disagree with his policies but his margin of victory indicates much of America truly believes in his ability to lead, his message of hope and positive change, and his ability to put us back on the right track after the dismal era of the past administration.

I love how you so-called conservative types invoke Kings name and try to distort his visions to support your own views, often in direct contrast to what King really stood for.

20 01 2009
outoftheblu

I hear what you’re saying. After hearing so many people “invoke” the name of King, saying, “this was his dream,” I felt it necessary to say my peace.
To me, Dr. King’s dream was far bigger than the singular event of, living to see a black person elected president. It was a dream that color wouldn’t matter. And no doubt, he’d be proud of how the civil rights movement has effected whites in America. But, to me, his dream would be if, a black president’s blackness didn’t even matter, but that simply, a his excellence shined through. I have a feeling, even that man, in that world, wouldn’t get 90% of the black vote.
Now, I’m unsold on Obama’s excellence, as rational people should be to this point. He may turn out to be an excellent president, but he was not an excellent candidate in my humble…And I recognize the monumental event which will lead us to King’s “dream.” But, I argue that color was indeed a large reason for his election, and it’s been a primary reason for the celebrations as well.
Take a look at the jeezy/jay-z video on the post. I highly doubt Dr. King, the Republican, would approve.
Look, if you are someone who is using this as a real example to move forward, unite and see America (white people) in a new light, so be it.
I’m absolutely thrilled to be with ya on a team.
But the post was a response to other people misusing King’s words.
I hold Dr. King in the highest regard.
His dream was not to see a black president.

21 01 2009
Concerned

I agree wholly with outoftheblue. It is obviously a huge event in history. But Obama was not elected because of his abilities, of which we know absolutely nothing. I also agree with the resonder that said this was necessary for a black president to be elected as a step in proving that racism can be defeated. I don’t even have a problem with people (black OR white) voting for him because he’s black (anyone that wants to claim that the majority voted for him because they believe in his policies is not being truthful with themselves. Not because a black man CAN’T be qualified, but because this one is not). If this helps rid us even more of racism on either side, then it is a big event.

Maybe the next step can be him getting re-elected without Jay-z, Rev Lowery and others tainting it with blatant racism of their own. If a white man OR a “yellow man” got up there and spouted just as blatant racism, he would have been stoned to death.

23 01 2009
Roye

MLK was not a Republican.

23 01 2009
outoftheblu

uh, yes, sorry to ruin your image of him or republicans, but he was…which is why I provided a link.
humanevents.com/article.php?id=16500

27 01 2009
Jason

A majority of americans voted for Obama because they prefered his policies over McCain. It wasn’t color of skin. It’s nice that we have an interracial president. But that’s not why I voted for him. Now, I don’t wear a “My President Is Black” t-shirt either though. And I won’t. Racism is, like MLK said, the unnecessary acknowledgement of race. Wearing a shirt like that is racist. You can be proud to have a black president, and you should be. But that shirt and Jay-Z’s rap hurts our progress. We need to just stop thinking about race so much. If you fall, don’t blame ‘the man’. Just get back up. That’s what the king did. And no one is denying that he’s a good role model. So be like him. Throw away that ‘My President Is Black’ shirt. Turn off Jay-Z’s rap. And just be happy to be an American with an intelligent President.

19 02 2009
T~

Considering the mounds of evidence that do not support the theory that Obama won by policies alone. There is so much evidence that most people did not know Obamas policies all they would quote is change. When McCain policies were applied to Obama, people agreed. That does not suggest to me they knew his policies and hence they voted for him. And depsite popular belief it was not the young people that voted him in.
Its sad to me the state that we are in, and i am really afraid. People are disillusioned about what Obama can and cannot do. I am a registered democrat, and i was for obama till i found out information and did research. THEN I was screwed because there was no one for me to vote for. We did not have an exceptional choice in either McCain or Obama. And hopefully in four years we will have someone who will come in, keep his promises, and help get us back on track, if the United States can withstand the hell we are about to pass through.

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