The Left's Hijacking of Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream

The left has hijacked the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King and twisted it into a perverted calling card of big-government activism, political grandstanding, and ideological segregation.

For the last few days, Americans nationwide have been celebrating the 50th-year anniversary of Dr. King’s March on Washington, but if you looked at the national celebration of the march, you would have seen a long conga line of left-wing politicians and activists dishonoring the memory of Dr. King.

Nowhere among the speakers was one invited black Republican or conservative, but figures like Bill “Rwandan genocide" Clinton, Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson, and Al “I will smear anyone who does not believe Tawana Brawley” Sharpton were at the forefront of speakers, but Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas were somehow left off the invite list.

This shouldn't shock thinking Americans, as we are talking about the Democrat Party, which gave the nation slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, segregation, and Jim Crow. Thus, do you think it is beneath the party officials and activists to ignore black American success stories at the celebration simply because of their politics?

While President Obama stood before the crowd giving a well-crafted speech, the truth of the matter is that he spent a majority of his time talking about the past and not about the present—or even the future, as many of the same blacks who voted for him in 2008 and 2012 have become disillusioned with his brand of hope and change. As a recent Pew poll showed, “Only 26% of those blacks surveyed said they were better off today than they were 5 years ago.”     

The reason why neither Sen. Scott nor Justice Thomas was not invited is quite simple; they are the embodiment of Dr. King’s Dream. Sen. Scott was elected to Congress on the strength of the Tea Party and then appointed to the open seat of former Senator Jim DeMint by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley at the behest of the Tea Party. It would have been hypocritical, in their eyes, to have a Tea Party Senator speak before a black crowd after spending more than two years smearing the Tea Party as racist bigots. Then, of course, there is Justice Thomas, who the left spent millions of dollars fighting against his confirmation and lost in 1991. No need to have him speak, as the lost battle must continue.

The truth of the matter is that no conservatives of color or even Republicans were invited to speak, since this would have flown in the face of the victimization and big-government activism of the march. They could not have speakers there who may cause a revolt on the political plantation, but in the end, thinking Americans have seen the new segregation of the 21st century. It is not about skin color but about political ideology—in which only liberal Democrats are welcome to hijack the dream of inclusion and turn it into a perverted nightmare.     


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