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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I think you're missing the point, guys...

So, over the weekend I happened to take a look at the usual cesspool of villainy and discovered something that honestly made me laugh out loud a little. And, as usual, I just have to share:

Or, in plain text:

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day to celebrate the peaceful life of a man committed to Jesus. Also, it's a day for liberals to play the race card.

Okay, now, I'll readily concede that Martin Luther King Jr.'s name gets pressed into service for a lot of political causes, many of which I rather doubt he would have approved of. Glenn Beck, for example, about whom we have recently been learning far too much, held a rally at the same location and on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. So, for better or for ill, Reverend King has become the sort of national symbol that can be invoked in numerous contexts regardless of who the man was or what he thought. That being said, when we think of Martin Luther King Jr. what is it we think of? Do we think of his work as a Reverend in his church or do we think of the civil rights movement? My guess, is we think of the civil rights movement. We think of his work to liberate an oppressed racial group and while he was non-violent, I don't think that anyone with that level of commitment and determination is exactly peaceful. Simply put, thinking about race is unavoidable on MLK day and, arguably, it part of the point of the day.

But, hey, Conservapedia is the "trustworthy" encyclopedia, so whatever.

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