Dusting Off Dr. King’s Great Message

  
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By:   Star Parker

Dusting Off Dr. King’s Great Message
Two things jump out when reading through that speech. One is how this Black preacher captured in his words that day the heart and soul of America. Second, how King’s great message that day stands in total contrast to the rhetoric peddled by today’s progressives as the remedy to our racial strife. The indictment of the woke movement is that America is the problem. King offered up America as the solution.

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Dusting Off Dr. King’s Great Message



Star Parker Jan 15, 2022

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We celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday of January — this year, Jan. 17.

On Aug. 28, 1963, King delivered one of the great speeches in American history, popularly known as the “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a speech that must be dusted off and studied anew today, because it contains the very message that our nation sorely needs to hear and digest now. A message that has been tragically lost and buried and replaced with great and destructive distortions.

Two things jump out when reading through that speech.

One is how this Black preacher captured in his words that day the heart and soul of America.

Second, how King’s great message that day stands in total contrast to the rhetoric peddled by today’s progressives as the remedy to our racial strife.

The indictment of the woke movement is that America is the problem.

King offered up America as the solution.

He talked about the “magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.”

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”

The problem, as King explained, is not America or the eternal truths that were brought to bear in its founding.

The problem was the failure of the nation to live up to the challenges of its great founding principles.

This was the heart of King’s message that day.

He appealed to the nation to realize the dream of its founding fathers. Not to crush it and bury it, as we hear today.

The problem is not white people.

“The marvelous new militancy … must not lead us to a distrust of all white people,” he said.

And, of course, the most memorable and oft-quoted line of the speech, “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.”

What has happened instead? Where has this great message of King gotten lost?

In the name of racial justice, our race campaigns today are defined by selection and placement based on race, based on the color of skin, and not based on the content of character, as King implored the nation to do.

King’s speech is divided into three parts.

Part one is an appeal to the nation to live up to its great founding principles.

Part two is an appeal to Black Americans to rise up and act accordingly in the noble cause of the pursuit of liberty and justice. Let’s not drink “from the cup of bitterness.”

Part three is an appeal to the ideals of the Christian soul of the nation.

He quoted the prophet Isaiah that “the crooked places will be made straight … and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”

Biblical truths and ideals have been sadly lost to wokeism, which has for all practical purposes become a religion in itself.

Let’s honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. now, as we come out of COVID-19 and enter 2022, by revisiting and taking to heart the great truths he spoke on that summer day in Washington, D.C., 1963. Great truths that have very sadly been cast to the side and replaced with the religion of politics and power.

Let us honor King by seeing America as he presented it then, as embodying the ideals of a free nation under God.

And then we can join hands and sing, as King appealed, “the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.” To find out more about Star Parker and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.

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XXJefferson51
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1  seeder  XXJefferson51    6 months ago
King’s speech is divided into three parts.

Part one is an appeal to the nation to live up to its great founding principles.

Part two is an appeal to Black Americans to rise up and act accordingly in the noble cause of the pursuit of liberty and justice. Let’s not drink “from the cup of bitterness.”

Part three is an appeal to the ideals of the Christian soul of the nation.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1    6 months ago
He quoted the prophet Isaiah that “the crooked places will be made straight … and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”

Biblical truths and ideals have been sadly lost to wokeism, which has for all practical purposes become a religion in itself.

Let’s honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. now, as we come out of COVID-19 and enter 2022, by revisiting and taking to heart the great truths he spoke on that summer day in Washington, D.C., 1963.
 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1    6 months ago
Great truths that have very sadly been cast to the side and replaced with the religion of politics and power. Let us honor King by seeing America as he presented it then, as embodying the ideals of a free nation under God.
 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.2  Krishna  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1    6 months ago

Let’s honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. now, as we come out of COVID-19 and enter 2022, by revisiting and taking to heart the great truths he spoke on that summer day in Washington, D.C., 1963.

Indeed. A truly great man!!!

But of course Dr. King did not do it all by him self. Let us also remember the thousands of others who also risked their lives to make it possible. And here are three who were so deeply committed to equality that they risked their lives-- and were brutally murdered for it! jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner - Slain Civil Rights Workers in Mississippi

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1.3  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Krishna @1.1.2    6 months ago

By all means we should remember all who stood with him and his methods to achieve civil rights who made the ultimate sacrifice to make the great progress they achieved.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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2  seeder  XXJefferson51    6 months ago
 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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3  seeder  XXJefferson51    6 months ago

Tomorrow we honor the memory of a great American.  MLK had the right message here and it still is the right message for America and all people here of all races. It was great that Ronald Reagan signed his birthday in to law as a national holiday to honor this fine man of God for his contributions to our great exceptional nation.  

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4  Jasper2529    6 months ago
And, of course, the most memorable and oft-quoted line of the speech, “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.”

It is absolutely shameful that, after 58 years, we still see a racist and divisive executive branch administration who denies him and all Americans the fulfillment of his dream for us. Biden proved it in his ranting, yelling, racist, and false theatrics in Atlanta this week.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    6 months ago

My experience has been that those who complain about reverse racism are often racist themselves. 

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    6 months ago

He was not talking reverse racism at all.  The reference was to Brandon’s ridiculous comparison of today’s mainstream conservatives and our positions on key issues to that of white democrat racists from the past.  That was pure demagoguery on his part.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  XXJefferson51 @4.1.1    6 months ago

You dont know what you are talking about. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4.1.3  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    6 months ago
My experience has been that those who complain about reverse racism are often racist themselves. 

No one has mentioned or complained about reverse racism except you. My comment 4 referred to the seeded article and  Reverend Martin Luther King's dream of colorblind equality and success for his children and all of us.

For decades, Joe Biden has expressed his racism, and it continued in his Atlanta speech this week. Period.

 
 
 
bugsy
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4.1.4  bugsy  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    6 months ago

My experience is most white liberals that claim other whites are racist tend to be the racist themselves.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1.5  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.2    6 months ago

And as usual on a serious seed paying tribute to the strong contributions of a great civil rights leader to our exceptional America, the left changes the subject to make personal attacks on the seeder rather than contributing a thing to the tribute to MLK Jr.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1.6  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  bugsy @4.1.4    6 months ago

That’s my personal experience as well.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1.7  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Jasper2529 @4.1.3    6 months ago

Joe Biden has been either an open or closet racist his entire adult and professional life.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
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4.1.8  TᵢG  replied to  XXJefferson51 @4.1.7    6 months ago

Such deep confirmation bias ... just incredible.     To get things right, one needs to be at least somewhat objective.   To wit:

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1.9  Krishna  replied to  XXJefferson51 @4.1.7    6 months ago
Joe Biden has been either an open or closet racist his entire adult and professional life.

Please let's not deface Dr. King's legacy by turning to petty politics-- let's remember that the the topic we are discussing here is:

Dusting Off Dr. King’s Great Message

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1.10  Krishna  replied to  TᵢG @4.1.8    6 months ago

Thans for posting that!

(Surprisingly. a lot of people aren't aware of the facts...so its good to present them! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif )

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.1.11  Kavika   replied to  TᵢG @4.1.8    6 months ago

Amazing how some refuse to see the actual history/facts of DJT.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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4.1.12  TᵢG  replied to  Kavika @4.1.11    6 months ago

'Amazing' is is right.   It is also delusional ... living in an alternate reality that denies the most basic of facts.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1.13  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1.2    6 months ago

Really.  Brandon didn’t compare mainstream conservative ideas and issues today to Jim Crow, Bull Conner, and Jefferson Davis?  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1.14  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  TᵢG @4.1.8    6 months ago

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XXJefferson51
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4.1.15  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Kavika @4.1.11    6 months ago

The facts are that Brandon is and always has been a bigot and a racist and his comments to support such an assertion are legion.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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4.1.16  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  Krishna @4.1.10    6 months ago

Too few people know the true nature of Joe Bidens racist and bigoted past. He’s the most racist president since LBJ and Woodrow Wilson, such towering progressives in their own time.  

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.2  Krishna  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    6 months ago
It is absolutely shameful that, after 58 years, we still see a racist and divisive executive branch administration who denies him and all Americans the fulfillment of his dream for us. Biden proved it in his ranting, yelling, racist, and false theatrics in Atlanta this week.

Your comment made me think of this quote from Dr. King:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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5  sandy-2021492    6 months ago

Flags dismissed @4.1.8, @4.1.10, and @4.1.11.  Either both Biden and Trump are off topic, or neither are off topic.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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5.1  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    6 months ago

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XXJefferson51
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5.2  seeder  XXJefferson51  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    6 months ago

If MLK Were Alive Today

 

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XXJefferson51
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6  seeder  XXJefferson51    6 months ago

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XXJefferson51
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7  seeder  XXJefferson51    6 months ago

President Biden is the ultimate in racist bigotry among  Presidents past and present who happened to be democrat leaders.  Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, LBJ, and worst of em all Biden.  

 
 

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