Has Dr. King has been replaced by “Dr. BLM“?
Dr. King is likely the most popular and revered black person of all time. Every black person, every black community, as well as many white people in America, loved Dr. King for everything he did for Civil Rights. He was smart, brave, committed, very well educated and believed in his mission.
It’s baffling to me that so many people around the country have tossed aside everything Dr. King accomplished as if it never existed. Oh sure, they will tell you they love Dr. King and all he did for black people, but do they mean it? Do they even realize what Dr. King believed in, fought for and despised? Either they emphatically disagree with what Dr. King believed in OR they have absolutely no idea what Dr. King was about OR they have no idea who he is. BLM and their sheep seem to fall into each category.
During these tumultuous times in 2020, Dr. King and his “I have a dream” has become Karl Marx “We’re living a nightmare”. How many times have you read or watched anything that challenged BLM or BLM supporters agenda with what Dr. Kind stood for? Perhaps a sentence or two during a discussion, but I don’t recall any debates or segments asking this question. For example, why wasn’t BLM, it’s “leaders”, Al Sharpton or anyone else absolutely hammered for changing Dr. King’s “I have a Dream” speech anniversary on August 28th to BLM’s “Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks.”? For (57) years, Dr. King’s “I have a Dream” speech was remembered and celebrated on August 28th, but in 2020 that all ended thanks to BLM.
Dr. King was not a Marxist nor did he believe in communism. In fact, he had (3) key reasons for denouncing Marxism/Communism:
- “First, I rejected their materialistic interpretation of history. Communism, avowedly secularistic and materialistic, has no place for God,” (Marx’s theory of “dialectical materialism” (and the conjoined theory of “historical materialism”) instead envisioned the human race as a one-dimensional economic creature.)
- “Second, I strongly disagreed with communism’s ethical relativism. Since for the Communist there is no divine government, no absolute moral order, there are no fixed, immutable principles; consequently almost anything – force, violence murder, lying – is a justifiable means to the ‘millennial’ end,” (The second point, closely related to the first, recognizes that anyone who rejects transcendence and revelation must, by extension, deny any universally binding morality. The world then becomes a patchwork of competing moralities, begging the strong to impose their will upon the weak. King consistently disowned those who spoke of prevailing in their political cause “by any means necessary.”)
- “Third, I opposed communism’s political totalitarianism. In communism, the individual ends up in subjection to the state. … And if man’s so-called rights and liberties stand in the way of that end, they are simply swept aside,” King wrote. “His liberties of expression, his freedom to vote, his freedom to listen to what news he likes or to choose his books are all restricted. Man becomes hardly more, in communism, than a depersonalized cog in the turning wheel of the state,”
Aside from his faith-based objections, King’s most significant rebuttal to Marxist thought came in his impassioned plea to judge all people “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” All forms of Marxism identifies the human person with an ancillary characteristic: This always includes class, but often also race and sex. Each of these groups are considered immutable, impermeable, and irreconcilably in conflict with one another. They cannot mediate their differences, understand one another, or share the common insights of reason and revelation about their common situation. Indeed, they have no common situation.
They can only fight until the “inevitable” triumph of communism, when the gargantuan state erected by the proletariat miraculously withers away.
Carrying Martin Luther King Jr.’s message into the twenty-first century demands that faith in God and human dignity overcome materialism, ethical relativism, and identity politics in all it forms (these are attributes in Critical Race Theory).
It appears in 2020 that the phrase “The King is Dead” now represents (2) King’s.