The Dream Deferred

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of the greatest oratorical performances in modern history. Despite venal and often violent attempts by Democrats across the Nation to halt King’s charge to throw open the doors of freedom to those who had suffered under the racist hegemony created and maintained by people like Senators Robert Byrd (D-W.V.) and Albert Gore Sr. (D-Tenn.), King’s march attracted hundreds of thousands of Americans. But King didn’t stoop to anger and recrimination; although, I could hardly have blamed him for doing so. He spoke of the eternal American promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Five years after King’s legendary cry of freedom, an assassin’s bullet ended his life.

Imagine what King might have thought if he were still around to watch the spectacle that unfolded last weekend — a spectacle that disingenuously billed itself as a National celebration of the 50th anniversary of that famous march on Washington. Instead of a clarion call for “the solid rock of brotherhood,” King would have witnessed the repulsive Al Sharpton, publicly disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder and a host of other examples of the very racist divisiveness King had fought. All these self-styled heirs of King’s legacy have wilfully perverted his message from one of peace into one of discord, manipulating King’s unassailable public image like a marionette. At one point, King’s own son, Martin Luther King III, exclaimed: “[T]he tears of Trayvon Martin’s mother and father remind us that, far too frequently, the color of one’s skin remains a license to… murder with no regard for the content of one’s character.” Far be it for me to point out that according to the courts, Martin wasn’t murdered — although the man who killed him in self-defense, the Hispanic George Zimmerman, was threatened with the same by people like Sharpton.

Head teachers’ union thug Randi Weingarten did some shrieking of her own before yanking the microphone out of the hand of one of the people she claims to be fighting for: 9-year-old Asean Johnson, who was not only the youngest speaker at the event, but easily the most impressive. I never did catch on to why one of the speakers was a shrill, possibly unbalanced white woman from an organization that has essentially served as guards at the prison in which liberalism has interred the black population. Nonetheless, Weingarten had a starring role. The lily-white, multimillionaire harridan of the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, didn’t even blink under the weight of irony as she asked: “Are you ready to beat the drum for that beautiful symphony of brotherhood? Are you ready to realize the dream?” The same woman has called the Tea Party’s goals “hostage-taking” and claimed its members are “acting like terrorists.” A few more whining liberals complained about conservative white people being racist, and one of two lower-echelon race pimps auditioned for a spot as one of Sharpton’s backup dancers. I missed Jesse Jackson’s performance, but I did catch a picture of him flashing enough jewelry to pay for his illegitimate daughter’s tuition to the school of her choice.

Fifty years ago, an inspirational young minister from the Deep South went to Washington, D.C., to deliver a sermon of peace, love, tolerance and freedom. Last week, those who would claim to be his successors came back to Washington, D.C., and gunned it down in broad daylight. I like to think that King made it to the Promised Land. But Saturday’s carnival of anger makes me think that his dream died here.

–Ben Crystal

Personal Liberty

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Alex

    I am not aware that Al Sharpton made a threat to the life of the coward George Zimmerman.

    Is that why you said “people like Sharpton”?

    If Rev. Sharpton did indeed utter such a threat, please inform us of where and when.

    If he did not actually say so himself, then what do you mean by the term “people like” him?

    You continue to castigate Attorney General Eric Holder—okay, he gets your panties in a twist—but do you or do you not agree with Mr Holder’s sentiment that this country has yet to properly address the racial schism in the nation?

    • ezekiel22

      I will wade into your last question. The answer is yes it has not been properly addressed in this nation. When race baiters like Sharpton and Jackson are allowed free passes inciting violence, using racial slurs, innuendo, and intimidation that issue of racial division only exasperates itself. When you have organizations like the NAACP castigating its own members for not toeing the line and giving a dissenting opinion on the Zimmerman/ Martin affair there is a problem. It is called freedom of thought.
      That should be enough for starters. I could care less if you are black, red, yellow or purple. It is the character of a person that makes the difference and not some affirmative action quota. If I have to have the lights on to see if I am a racist or not then we have a problem. I should be able to decide your character with the lights off. In other words your character should shine through the darkness.

      • Doc Sarvis

        Sharpton and Jackson are no worse than Limbaugh, Hannity, and the like.

        • Alex

          Race-baiters, one and all…

          • Vis Fac

            Alex in La La Land the typical liberal boot/A$$ licker clueless as ever.

            The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

            America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

            Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

            A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

        • Rb

          While I am not fans of Limbaugh and Hannity I have not heard of any incident where they incited a riot shouting racial slurs and burning down stores because they were owned by a particular race of people. I’ve also never heard them advocate violence and murder based on race and color.

        • Don 2

          I don’t recall Limbaugh or Hannity ever threatening businesses with allegations of racism, if they didn’t cough up protection money, like da Justice Brothers, Jessie & Al.

        • ezekiel22

          I don’t recall any of them causing the deaths of people by their rhetoric. I don’t recall any riots incited by them either. I will give you a do over.

        • Vis Fac

          WRONG Limbaugh and Hannity do not incite or ridicule people like Sharpton and Jackson do. There are plenty of issues for Hannity and Limbaugh to address only one for Jackson and Sharpton.

          The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

      • Ronr

        You left out the Limbaughs, Hannitys,and Becks.even Cuolter. People like them should not have a platform.

        • Don 2

          “People like them should not have a platform.”

          You commies would like that, wouldn’t you Ronr? Absolutely no opposition to policies of Obama and the Democrat/Communist party.

        • ezekiel22

          On what basis. I may disagree with them all of the time if any. I have never heard them use racial slurs or call for violence. So try again.

        • Vis Fac

          Here you go again Wanting to silence your opposition True liberalism/progressiveness at work not to mention a huge dose of HYPOCRISY!!!

          The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

    • unbridled

      What Ben was referring to was people that are consumed by racial inequality whether it exists or not. Of course, they insist that it does so that the free money continues to come their way. Self reliance and personal responsibility doesn’t interest these people. sharpton is such a person. A low life race merchant who makes his living crying wolf. MLK wouldn’t let sharpton shine his shoes. MLK was a great man.
      People like sharpton, not him, have threatened Zimmerman’s life. These people should be careful. Their own medicine awaits them in the streets of our cities. People can only tolerate so much. Look at the egyptian people. They have had it and they are not willing to talk to their oppressors. I don’t blame them. The medicine is being distributed in egypt. I sincerely hope it cures the illness….

      • Liz

        Agree, you make perfect sense.

      • Ronr

        My question to Ben and others like him who I refer to as studio, or print media activist is what have you done for the country other than make the same money preaching against civil and voting rights. If there were no Al Sharptona there would be no Ben Crystals. Guys like you (crystal) O’Riley, and Hannity would have accused MLK of being in the grievance industry based on his backing unions, wanting universal health care, or better public education. My , my, my.

        • Don 2

          Just curious Ronr, “What have you done for the country?”

        • Vis Fac

          If there were no racial issues there would be no Sharpton’s or Jackson’s spewing hate and discord. The rest is moot!!!

          The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

    • Gary

      I believe when he said “people like” him, he was referring to the cast of characters who have made a living on the racial grievance industry. If you read the article, never did he say Al Sharpton made a threat on George Zimmerman’s life.
      As for AG Holder, he belongs in jail, or at the very least should have been removed from the Attorney General position.

    • Vis Fac

      Alex in La La Land you are not aware of much of anything period. Sharpton threatens each time he opens his trap. Just the tone of his voice make me want to slap his face off. The reason racial tensions are as they are is because of people like Sharpton Jackson Holder and ODUMBO like to roil the waters and instigate hostile feelings. They need racial tensions high so they can pontificate and feel important. They would have no purpose if racial tensions were nonexistent

      It all winds up as a control issue, ODUMBO and Holder want a race war in order to initiate martial law. Even you who has yet to reach puberty should figure that out.

      The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

      America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a
      99% vote.”

      A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • Jack

        Force Recon:

        For your family’s sake, get help! You are delusional..

  • Warrior

    That’s a great photo of Al but why is that “crossing guard” standing behind him?

  • rbrooks

    dixie democrats. and good old conservative republican guards like barry goldwater.

  • Ronr

    Why were you and others like Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and Coulter not at the march Mr. Crystal?? Did someone tell you you could not attend?? I saw a much more diverse crowd than I’ve ever seen at tea party or republican functions. You or one of the other purist in your company could have given the next I Have A Dream speech. Maybe O’Riley, or if nothing else Beck could have cried for 10 minutes.

    • Don 2

      I have a better question Ronr, “Why was the nations only black Senator, Tim Scott(R), not invited to speak?”

      • Doc Sarvis
        • Don 2

          Tim Scott said he was not invited. The Washington Post article you refer to does not mention a word about Tim Scott, Spinmaster Sarvis, or have you appointed yourself Senator Scott’s spokesperson?

          • Doc Sarvis

            I said you were correct (“This is true…”) didn’t I. AND the article does talk about Tim Scott’s situation in the last paragraph (second page). Perhaps YOU are the “spinmaster” or just unwilling to read the article.

          • Don 2

            Again, there is not a word about Senator Scott declining an invitation to speak, had he been invited, as you have insinuated, Spinmaster Sarvis.

          • Doc Sarvis

            Don2 Backpedaling.

          • Don 2

            If you want to split hairs, that’s fine. Tim Scott’s “situation” as you refer to it, does not mention Tim Scott having made any comment whether to decline or not decline an invitation to speak. Tim Scott, the GOP, and the article did not say, and does not support your statement that “he would have “declined” as well.” You simply made it up and tried to pass it off as being a fact.

          • Robert Messmer

            So since the organizers talked to the Lt. Governor of Maryland why didn’t they invite him. First Black Republican Lt Governor of Maryland that would have at least given the organizers a “token”. ” Michael Steele, the first black Republican lieutenant governor of Maryland and a former Republican National Committee chairman, said event organizers told him that they were having difficulty attracting Republican speakers. He faulted GOP leaders for not making time to attend.”

      • Vis Fac

        I was going to ask the same question.

        The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

        America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

        The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

        A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

        Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

        A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        Semper-Fi

      • Jack

        Don2:

        Originally, the story line was that Sen. Scott had not been invited to the event. That changed to “not invited to speak” after the Senator’s office was caught in a lie when the office’s rejection of his INVITATION to attend was released – seems he had another commitment and would not even be in Washington D.C..

        Since the organizers had been told that he wouldn’t be there, why would they invite him to speak at an event that he had made it clear he wasn’t even going to be in town for?.

        • Robert Messmer

          How dare you say the Senator’s office was caught in a lie! Just ask Hilary about any of her famous lies and she will tell you she didn’t lie, she simply “mis-spoke”.

          • Jack

            Robert Messmer & Force Recon:

            I dared to say it, because what I said is true.

            The Senator’s office said he had never been invited. The correspondence from his office to the organizers of the event stating that the Senator couldn’t attend was then released by someone connected to the organizers of the event.

            Since you guys seem to get your information from Fox and rightie talk radio, I am sure you never heard that the Senator had declined the invitation.

  • Clarence D. Chapman Jr.

    Mr. Crystal;
    Your absolutely right, the whole day turn out to be nothing more than a democrat political rally and fund raiser… What we had was plenty of color of skin but not much character ! I believe Martin Luther King Jr. would have been appalled by this event in his name !!

  • smilee

    King would have been proud of the celebrations what he would not have been proud of is this site and ones like it, which are anti government advocates anti union, advocates anti poor people advocates, anti social security advocates etc. which is everything he stood against Remember he was in Memphis in support of the garbage haulers whom where on strike when he was killed, not likely this site would have that or supported ,much of what he believed in

    • dan

      Well ,of course not because he was an idealist…and ideally all Christians would live communally with God providing their daily bread and everything shared equally but this isn’t the Garden and Jesus hasn’t taken over the rulership…yet. Until then we try to get along by being realistic…knowing that their are the slothful and avaricious among us

      • smilee

        He was a realist as he was instrumental in getting major civil rights legislation passed and enforced, Idealists do not have those types of accomplishments. your comments demean the man and his accomplishments which where huge and his methods very wise.

        • Frank Kahn

          Actually, as with almost everything you spew, you are wrong again. A realist is someone who is more prone to accepting what is, as unchangeable. An Idealist is more focused on what can or should be, ignoring what is currently happening. Being driven, and accomplishing goals, that follow ones ideals, does not change a person from an idealist to a realist.

          • smilee

            What a screwed up way of thinking. it is your trademark

          • Frank Kahn

            Using the normally accepted definitions of words is not screwed up to anyone except a liberal.

            “i·de·al·ist (-d-lst)
            n.
            1. One whose conduct is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations.
            2. One who is unrealistic and impractical; a visionary.
            3. An artist or writer whose work is imbued with idealism.
            4. An adherent of any system of philosophical idealism.

            realist [ˈrɪəlɪst]
            n
            1. a person who is aware of and accepts the physical universe, events, etc., as they are; pragmatist
            2. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an artist or writer who seeks to represent the familiar or typical in real life rather than an idealized, formalized, or romantic interpretation
            3. (Philosophy) Philosophy a person who accepts realism
            4. (Philosophy / Logic) (Philosophy) (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) (modifier) of, relating to, or characteristic of realism or realists in the arts, philosophy, etc.”

            IF YOU TAKE DEFINITION 4 OF IDEALIST AND DEFINITION 1 OF REALIST, YOU GET EXACTLY WHAT I SAID.

            A REALIST ACCEPTS WHAT IS AND AN IDEALIST STRIVES FOR HIS IDEAL IDEA OF WHAT COULD BE.

          • smilee

            Blah Blah Blah Blah

          • John

            Smilee, You have to admit he is correct on the definition.
            MLK had a dream and realists don’t have dreams they only live in the here
            and now and often don’t see how things are able to change. MLK is a man
            for our children to follow. Many of our leaders today are not as focused
            on resolution as they are the problem. I only hope and pray my children
            see his dream and aspire to it.

          • smilee

            MLK was a realist, he knew what he could do and what he could not do and that is a realist, he did what he could and he did it well, realists can also have dreams and he had many and many of them are still not reality. a. You insult MLK in you characterization of him. The night before he was shot he said I might not get there with you, he knew it would take time and that clock still ticking..and it would be after his time

    • Vis Fac

      Smilee is another who dwells in caves or under rocks. MLK Jr. was spinning in his grave and Poor MLK III has been indoctrinated by Jackson and Sharpton an is nothing like his father. I did not listen to but a few minutes of some hag shrieking into a microphone then turned it off because I know what the content would be. More of the same old same old race baiting and nothing even close to King’s doctrine. The content was a predictable as a weather forecast for the desert.

      The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

      America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a
      99% vote.”

      A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

    • Vis Fac

      Smilee is another who dwells in caves or under rocks. MLK Jr. was spinning in his grave and Poor MLK III has been indoctrinated by Jackson and Sharpton an is nothing like his father. I did not listen to but a few minutes of some hag shrieking into a microphone then turned it off because I know what the content would be. More of the same old same old race baiting and nothing even close to King’s doctrine. The content was a predictable as a weather forecast for the desert.

      The whole problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

      America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a
      99% vote.”

      A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • smilee

        Your opinion and in mine is, yours is inaccurate and worthless

        • Vis Fac

          Says the village idiot who has yet to reach puberty!!!

          The veritable problem in the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people full of doubts” Bertrand Russell

          America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our liberties, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.– Abraham Lincoln

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch with the well armed lamb contesting the vote. Liberty comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”

          A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-FiLeave

          • smilee

            Your opinion and in mine is, yours is inaccurate, worthless, mean spirited and rude. It illuminates your devoid of character

          • Jack

            Smilee:

            You have to understand that Force, Frank Kahn and Don2 are lemmings who are merely dutifully following the latest position taken by their conservative/libertarian masters. They don’t have a clue regarding what King really believed and, stood for.

            For political reasons, their masters have decided to ignore their own past history of opposing King,and everything he stood for. Instead of the hatred they previously preached about King, they now claim an admiration for him. This allows them to falsely claim that he stood for things that he never supported while they criticize those who stood by his side in the 1960’s for “distorting” what he stood for and believed.

            As soon as their masters switch their position, Force, Frank Kahn and Don2 will go back to the former “King was a communist agitator and womanizer who was trying to undermine and destroy the moral fabric of this Country” position.

            Hey, lemmings, King was a strong supporter of unions and he was very much opposed to the Vietnam War. No matter how often you repeat lies, you can’t turn them into the truth.

          • smilee

            I agree 100% with your post!

    • Frank Kahn

      No, Smirky, he was not a racist like all of those liberal idiots. He was not against whites, he was against racial inequity.

      And your, personal, liberal stupidity, is rampant today. We are not against all of those things, that is hyperbolic BS.

      King was not supporting the idea of Unions either, he was supporting the fight against racial inequity in the garbage haulers incident in Memphis.

      And, not one person, speaking in the celebration, supported any of MLK’s ideals. So, if we are against them, we are on his side.

      • mark

        He was backing the garbage collectors union of Memphis that was overwhelmingly black. They all had jobs, they just didn’t have living wages, decent benefits, secure pensions for their old age. All the things conservatives oppose. Don’t distort history. King died fighting for the human dignity of those garbage collectors and for all working Americans, a specie of life that Republicans despise. Their only solution for America’s problems is to keep making the rich richer.

    • Don 2

      And once again, another statist hijacks MLK’s memory in an attempt to justify his own agenda and dislike for those who may not march lock step with their “dear leader.”

    • JLouisK

      You are ignorant. This site is not anti government. It is about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the exposure of UnConstitutional Acts and Laws. It is about informing the long decieved masses as to what our government is doing. Too long have we depended upon the handouts from the government and they too long have expected perfect obedience to their facist dictates. Less government is essential for our freedom.

      We are the People, We have a Dream
      We do not Forgive, We do not Forget

      • mark

        You totally missed it, JLouisK, King’s whole political and social agenda was based on the Christian concept of forgiveness – Christ’s central message. We always forgive was his motto! Not on a program of fear, paranoia, guns, and hate – increasingly the only thing the Right has left to peddle.

        • JLouisK

          While I share the tenets of Christ, I do forgive individuals. But, with that said, We cannot forgive a government that sidesteps the Constitution in favor of their own agenda. The program of fear, guns, and hate is begin played out by those in control. This has nothing to do with being Right or Left as both are liable for peddling these programs.
          Just because we’re paranoid, doesn’t mean that we are wrong. We have become paranoid concerning what our leaders on both sides have been doing to our country.
          MLK’s Dream was not a life controlled by the Govornment!!

  • dan

    you’re so right Ben…I didn’t feel the love,only hate and resentment…
    although ,to be fair,I only saw the parts highlighted by media because
    I was too busy supporting all who depend on me to go to a pity party.

    • mark

      It was still nothing compared to the hate, resentment, and paranoia on the Right in this country. You want to talk about HATE? Just listen to any rightwing talk show on the radio or read any of the post on rightwing blogs.

      • dan

        Do two wrongs make a right? What would MLK say ?
        Be the solution to the problem.

  • chuckb

    The irony of all this, MLK was being investigated for communist activities and by the very idols of the progressives, “John and Bobby Kennedy”. They also sat alongside Joe McCarthy, remember “McCarthyism”.
    Now he is being celebrated as the greatest speech maker of all times. This is all hype by the very Liberal news media, next we will have Mandella day and hear them proclaim him as the greatest emancipator of all time, (a terrorist butcher.)
    For all progressives i wish for you, a walk through any ghetto in the U.S, however short it may be.

    • mark

      Terrorist butcher? Yeah right unlike the beautiful all-white apartheid police-state regime that denied 85% of South Africa’s population the right to vote. This is the only way the Republicans will ever be able to reclaim the White House by the way, if they can pass a law that only allows white males to vote. Little problem there with those annoying 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. If Rand Paul had his way he would get rid of both. Might even rescind the 13th amendment as well. Then you could have your South African paradise here, chuckb. Keep dreaming. Your racist political vision is doomed as was that of the Afrikaners and the Nazis, your spiritual blood brothers. History has consigned them both to the garbage dump. Thank God.

      • chuckb

        You know as much about So. Africa as you pretend to know about contemporary politics. The illegal vote in the U.S is about the same as what So Africa had to contend with, they were smart enough to realize the problem. Take a look at that country today and also the country of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) both of these nations were prosperous, take a look today, need I say more.There’s not much difference between Barry and Mandella, there wife’s look very much alike and both men are dumber than a fence post.
        You and you’re cohorts have to rely on fraudulent voting and an ignorant populace to gain power.
        Idolizing black leaders like Jesse Jackson and Sharpton just to keep the pawns pulling the lever. It’s only a matter of time until some of the black population graduates from the ignorance of their politics and throw out the Bolsheviks.
        Until that time voter ID will control you and your friends.

      • Robert Messmer

        Just saying that “the other side was bad also” doesn’t refute the initial statement. All it does is portray you as saying “well two wrongs make a right”.

  • mnkysnkle

    I started to watch the “race circus”, but could only take about 45 seconds. I preferred to wait and read about it. It didn’t disappoint me.

  • mark

    Mr. Crystal conveniently fails to mention that conservatives absolutely despised Martin Luther King in 1963. Conservative senators, congressmen, and governors even referred to him openly in speeches as Martin Luther Coon. They called the NAACP: The National Association of Apes, Coons, and Possums. Now suddenly conservatives love MLK when they can use him as a cudgel to beat today’s civil rights activists. How convenient. But even as late as the 1990s a few conservative governors and local officials refused to allow their states to even celebrate MLK’s birthday as an official holiday. Arizona’s Governor Evan Mecham was the most famous.

    • ibn insha

      It still does not make hijackers of MLK’s legacy better people. You missed the point.

      • mark

        Not a single major Republican politician attended the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March and the Dream Speech. They have written the minority vote off. They have nothing but contempt for them and see them as no more than welfare parasites. That is why Hillary will win in 2016. The Republican white male vote just keeps shrinking and shrinking as a percentage of the overall electorate, especially as their leaders become more angry, paranoid, and hateful. It is sad to see this once great party degenerate into a siege mentality group of cranks and haters. By 2020 with the growing Hispanic voting base, Texas will become a blue state. After that it is practically impossible for Republicans to win the White House unless they dramatically change their approach.

        • IBCAMN

          no offense to you,but i would not have gone knowing who was speaking!and if i did i would have left very early on!
          i’m a conservative,republican and i have a black girlfriend!

    • nottmee

      So Robert Byrd was a conservative?

      • mark

        He was in the early 1960s. Prior to his years in office, he was also a member of the Ku Klux Klan. The Democratic Party had a powerful Southern and Border State conservative wing all the way up until the late 1960s when many changed their party affiliations and began joining the Republican Party because they despised the liberal direction the Democrats were taking – especially on civil rights. These Democratic conservatives supported segregation, a strong military, anti-communism, a limited federal government, the war in Vietnam, and a balanced budget. They opposed the Great Society programs of LBJ, women’s rights, gay rights, minority rights as well as LBJ’s Civil Rights and Voting Rights Bills. This is why they left the Democratic party and became Republicans under Nixon with the last of the hold-outs leaving in the early 1980s under Reagan. Today the once-powerful Southern conservative wing of the Democratic Party is extinct. Just as the moderate/liberal Northeast wing of the Republican Party – the Rockefeller/Javits/Weicker/Brooke wing is long gone.

        • nottmee

          Do me a favor by not insulting my intelligence much less yours. Robert Byrd being a member also one of the leading members of the KKK and a Congressman is not conservative. The only reason he was voted in is because the KLAN had an agenda. Main reason so they could keep their eyes on those that opposed the Klans agenda of “no freedom” for Black Americans. Your history needs a little correction. I am from one of those southern border states. Our parents did not talk about politics around their children at all. I also remember when LBJ gave the speech that night on T.V. when he said all in Vietnam was lost. I stood beside my Dad that night as he called LBJ a S.S.O.B. I was told just a couple of years ago that my parents were Democrats. Conservative,Liberal I could not say. All I know is when I realized that there were things that I was lied to about then I started studying a lot harder. Were the lies my fault partly because I have a mouth to ask questions. Now that Boehner and company are leading the pack do not tell me the moderate/liberal Republican Party is dead. There are no conservatives in this establishment at all. All Boehner has to do is bring up all the so-called establishment laws and say nullified and Mr. President We will not fund your programs. But he will not do it because Boehner just says “it is my turn” or he might just cry!

  • Don

    Well I guess I was in good company when I elected not to watch that 2 bit circus in DC that was just another racist protest orchestrated by the Obama paid cheer leaders and his gang of community activists that has working for him under him as a tax exempt organization ans supported by American tax payers money, and I’ll bet you that they were not troubled by the IRS to get approved like the conservative organizations were.

    I’d like to think that MLK if alive today would have been able to resist the power of the Obama racist gang and their agenda to create more hatred and division between the races like he is doing now with his shameful interference in the Trayvon Martin fiasco to use his powers to change a whole countries view about this with lies and protest marchers paid for with tax payer money to to show show his people that he can do it even when it is a fabricated scenario so full of lies and fabrication of proof that it is even embarrassing.

    Obama is still pushing race riot when he controls the media in some of the subsequent murders that have happened in last couple of weeks where another young student from Australia was murdered and an 88 year old
    veteran was beaten to death, but he was able to keep the fact that the victims were white and the killers were violent black teenagers so as not to detract
    from his racist rants, and i don’t recall him saying anything about these
    “Troubled Youth” as he calls them possibly being his son like he did with
    Trayvon, oh, that’s right they didn’t die, but no problem it was just a couple
    of white people.

    I was also amazed that this gathering of Obama drones didn’t notice that he had his group there pushing his amnesty plans to legalize anywhere from
    12-30 million illegals into the work force while the black males have the largest percentage of unemployment, and more shocking is that they don’t see how Obama’s plan will make their situation even worse!??