I suspect some will say that I, a white, jewish man has no business opining on what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would think about these things. But those people that say that, are only making my point. After all, Dr. King said, "
Friday, August 7, 2009
What Would Martin Luther King Think?
I was thinking this morning, "What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of what's going on today in our nation?" Would he be proud that our nation has elected the first black President of the United States? Or would he be ashamed that so many American people, black and white, voted for Obama only because he is black? Would he approve of people being called racists, simply for disagreeing with the president on policy? How would he feel about an organization like ACORN that uses tactics like storming the lobbies of corporations and extorting money from them by threatening to continue such "protests" until they get paid? How would he feel about community organizers breaking into foreclosed homes and saying "this is our house now"? How would the Reverend King feel about people of color allowing themselves to be "organized" and used by people that live very comfortably off the organizations they run, supposedly to help the downtrodden? How would he feel about President Obama saying that a police officer, who happened to be white, acted "stupidly" in arresting a Harvard Professor, who happened to be black, for disturbing the peace, after saying that he didn't have all the facts? I suspect that Dr. King would NOT approve. What say you?