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MLK Day: Twin Legacies

So today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day … We’ve written extensively on this occasion in the past (examples here and here) but it is always worth pausing to take inventory of the impact King had on this country – as well as the current status of his “dream.” First, it’s important…

So today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day …

We’ve written extensively on this occasion in the past (examples here and here) but it is always worth pausing to take inventory of the impact King had on this country – as well as the current status of his “dream.”

First, it’s important to separate the man from the myth.  Lots of terrible things have been said about King, and some of them may be true. Of course we don’t care if he was communist womanizing hypocrite (as the cult of J. Edgar Hoover would have you believe) – or not.

None of that changes the fact that King – more than any other leader (of any race) in this nation – led a movement aimed at expanding the scope of individual liberty in America.  Fundamental freedoms were being denied en masse, and King endeavored to right that wrong.

He also paid for his efforts with his life …

This is the first and most important legacy associated with King – the essential role he played in expanding freedom.

But there’s another, sadder legacy at work here – specifically as it relates to the interpretation of King’s dream by the generations of black leaders who followed him.  What was once a noble battle against repressive governments on behalf of “equality of opportunity” has become in the space of less than half a century a shameful alliance with repressive governments seeking to impose “equality of outcome.”

And that alliance – in which ever-higher sums of tax dollars are spent incentivizing dependency – isn’t working for anyone, least of all those black Americans for whom King laid down his life.

Last September, we published a column detailing how black students in South Carolina (our home state) were falling further behind their white peers – who themselves were falling further behind the rest of the nation on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

The key takeaway from that report?

“Black leaders in the S.C. General Assembly are the ones fighting aggressively to keep lower-income South Carolina school children trapped in the schools producing these abysmal results,” we wrote.

Last October we were even more direct in a report bashing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

“The chains may be gone, but generations of blacks in South Carolina remain enslaved … trapped by a government-run education system that’s condemning them (and growing numbers of their lower and middle class white peers) to second class status,” we wrote in a post referencing the organization’s hostility toward expanded parental options.

Seriously … ask yourself this question: Is the status quo perpetuation that’s transpiring right now in places like Jasper County, S.C. indicative of King’s dream being fulfilled?  Or are there simply new “masters” profiting from the same old slave trade?

Here’s the bottom line: Government at all levels is robbing the middle class and the working poor and giving that money to the super rich and the non-working poor.  While running up a debt that can never be repaid.

And black leaders at all levels are – with rare exception – marching in lockstep with the theft, led by the first “black” president in American history, who frequently invokes King.

None of that is fulfilling King’s dream … it is making all of us less free. And poorer.

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62 comments

johnq January 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm

King had more integrity in his little finger than you will ever have.

The whole reason you take money from these “school choice” assholes and their reason for being is to tap the racist segment in the southern states to profit off those who wish segregation to return.

Get your nose out of Rich’s ass. You have 2 kids, time to think of them instead of whoring your blog out to rightwing fucking assholes. What sort of life are they going to have if the wishes of these warmongering greedy bastards influence the education and society your kids grow up in?

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

You are a most vapid and vile cliché. Idiots like you are unaccountable animals, soaked in ignorance and hate… You go through life repeating the same stupid and tired dogma…while you poison society, w/ no regard for anyone except your immoral pimps and masters…

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johnq January 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm

LoL! Coming from you I’ll take that as a compliment!

I’m sure you don’t see the irony in your post but what can you expect from right wing nut jobs like you?

F@%& You!

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

You have the unifying ability of a Barack Obama and Maj. Nidal Hasan, rolled into one…

People like you ARE the Major problem in America. Dysfunction. Hate and polarization reign because of you…

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Deo Vindice SC January 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

polarization?

Fingers Crossed January 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I love seeing bum fights. You two should setup a meeting place.

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shifty henry January 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Be sure to let us know when your book comes out. But be sure to have a print version in addition to the comic book.

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euwe max January 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm

It would be on the festering seller’s list.

One suggestion – make the pages out of rolling papers – it’ll sell out on day one!

The name?

I slap the $#!* out of lazy, whining @$$#$ and F*#kin Dumb@$$#$

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shifty henry January 21, 2014 at 12:05 am

hah – hah -hah..!!

GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Not sure if Dr. King meant to do what he did…but it is a Complete mess. So he (his legacy) has to take a lot of the blame for the mess that US race relations have become because of people acting in King’s name..

Also: though it’s NEVER stated: without the sacrifice of whites, from John Q. Honkey to Richard Nixon…MLK would have accomplished NOTHING.

Trading on the mantra of racial harmony for the sake of Christian Love…King empowered a movement of Hate, bitterness and aggrandizement from low-charter charlatans from Louis Farrakhan, Kanye and Rev. Jeremiah Wright to Alvin Greene, Jim Clyburn and Barack Obama…
There should be nothing but disdain for the hideous result…

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Rope-A-Dope January 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Back of the bus for you, Dickhead!

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 4:06 pm

That’s the problem with most deadbeat, leftwing racists like you and Obama. You’re all-consumed w/ what seat you get on the bus, despite the fact if your lazy, whining @$$#$ got the seat you paid for, you’d be walking…or under the bus…

Instead, you want me to buy bus, fill it up with gas…err..hydrogen, and then put you front and center, awash in all the glory, you could never EARN for yourselves on your best day…. and once you get it handed to you, you still won’t STFU…

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Rope-A-Dope January 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Lol. Says the man on Medicaid…good one.

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm

So now you’re claiming you’re against government-handout healthcare??….or are you saying it’s OK to use your failed programs in order to perpetuate your bigotry???

Rope-A-Dope January 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I’m saying YOU don’t have a job, living on assistance, and being a hypocrite believing that you are the only one that deserves it.

GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

If liberal bigots did not have your fables and straw men, you’d have nothing…

SCBlueWoman January 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

And that’s better than what you have by a long shot.

GrandTango January 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

But you’ll always have your hate and envy, for people not as gullible as you.

SCBlueWoman January 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Why don’t you pick the log out of your own eye before you look at the speck that is in others? I don’t think you’ve seen me ranting or hating or envying a damned soul.

GrandTango January 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Because you are praised, no matter how ignorant or failed you are…most liberals NEVER see themselves for what they are..So it’s so funny that you should try to broach the subject of self-awareness…

Also: Serious question: Why do women and men, who have trouble in relationships, tend to vote leftwing, no matter the deficiency of their candidates…while secure women, in strong relationships, like men, are Conservative???

And why is it, Conservative voters are the earners and givers, as a general rule, and liberals are always looking to see what they can take from those who produce?

Is it your view of reality (or your delusional nature that) may be why yall have such a hard time succeeding in honest relationships…Am I on to something? Does this apply to you???

SCBlueWoman January 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I think you are on to LSD. That would explain your reasoning.

GrandTango January 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

LMAO…Got too real for you, didn’t I?…Liberals are VERY uncomfortable with honesty…aren’t you????…

You can sit up at the coffee shop, wax drunkenly, and solve all the problems, based on what the professors and political mavens pontificate to you…But reality, where you’ve got to work at it with people, don’t come so easy, does it???…:)

SCBlueWoman January 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Bless your little assuming heart. You simply don’t live in reality and you tire me with your incessant assumptions, globalizations, and clueless hatred… oh, I forgot and your fear and envy of those unlike yourself. Dim witted comes to mind. I’m going to go play with the grown ups.

GrandTango January 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

I’m just going on statistics…There’s overwhelming evidence for what I’m saying…no assumptions….

Why is it liberals will ALWAYS run from what you are when it’s presented to you?…

Newt's Third Wife January 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Divorce is higher in conserative red states that are Protestant. Google and see, Sweetie?

GrandTango January 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Big F*#kin deal you leftwing idiot. There are LOTS of liberals in Conservative states..and homosexuals don’t get divorced. neither do whore-mongers like Clinton. Maybe liberal women, like the doormat Hillary, don’t have much respect for themselves, and let men do as they want…????.

Aside from that., most liberal women just abort. They don’t marry the Baby-Daddy…

So I’m not sure what your point is…but happily married women vote Conservative, more than not.

Newt's Third Wife January 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

I see you’re too stupid to be posting. Please, I beg for you to prove this by gettng on a fucking search engine and linking this great reasearch of yours. Once again, you’re looking like a fool in public. I dare you to back it up, but I won’t wait up too long…

Newt's Third Wife January 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I’m still waiting…try and compile that info by 10:00, I’ll need my beauty sleep. Maybe I’ll see that report in my dreams, apparently that’s where you get your “facts”?

johnq January 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

What makes you think I’m white?

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

What makes your ignorant @$$ believe I was directing toward you, you self-centered, liberal @$$-wipe…???…

I don’t give a $#!* what color you are…I just know your a F*#kin Dumb@$$ of the highest order…

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Deo Vindice SC January 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Please off-youself and get it over-with. Republican spew is from another time, long ago.

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Smirks January 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Wouldn’t surprise me if MLK wasn’t a perfect person behind the scenes, no different than the bad things you can read about concerning Gandhi, Mandela, etc. Some of it is well documented, some of it is merely rumors and you have to choose whether you believe it or not. Doesn’t change what good he accomplished either way, which is what really matters and why we honor him and remember him with a holiday.

What would fulfill King’s dream is to reform the public education system so that every person whose child goes to it receives the benefit of reform, not passing some bullshit “choice” legislation that will only re-segregate the school population so that those stuck in public schools really do suffer and those who don’t will give no shits about it. Equality isn’t sending tax breaks over to people who already send their children to private school, it is reforming the option that is literally open to anyone and everyone at any time, yes, even the private schooled and home schooled kids.

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 4:13 pm

So you’re placing the state of public schools at the feet of MLK?

PLEASE make sure your democrat candidate for Supt. of Ed. notes that in his/her campaign propaganda….

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Deo Vindice SC January 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Nikki, hear that ?

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johnq January 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

King has more integrity in his little finger than you will ever have.

Why did you delete my fist post? can’t handle someone calling you a whore for Frank Rich who is willing to sell his own kids down the tube for a buck?

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I bet you can travel in a time machine, too…and you were on the scene at Area 51 in 1947.

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shifty henry January 20, 2014 at 7:02 pm

How would you know? You escaped in 1946.

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shifty henry January 21, 2014 at 7:31 am

“fist post” — sounds like you were beating off from excitement…..

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SenseLikeChaps January 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The SAT hasn’t been the Scholastic Aptitude Test since the early 90s. It is the Scholastic Assessment Test.

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CNSYD January 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Stop with the facts! You expect Sic Willie to do research?

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Webster January 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I just don’t give a shit about Martin Luther King. Everyone knows it’s just a holiday to satisfy the blacks.

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Arnold Jackson January 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

And coming next, national observance of California’s Harvey Milk Day.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Hey FITS!!

Wanna make some “surrious” money?

TBG suggests a pay-per-view cage match for johnq and BigT/GrandTango.

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Paladin January 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm

How about a PPV to watch BigT fellate Spurrier?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Nah.. Not really TBG’s thing. Sure TBG is pissed about the 5 wins…but he wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

Besides, TBG wants no part in facilitating BigT/GrandTango’s lifelong homoerotic ambitions.

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Merica January 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Am I the only one who gets the feeling that TransBango is a lesbian in real life? A fat, angry, butch self loathing lesbo.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Merica, Hell Yeah!

GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Sadly, my beating the living F*@k out of one of you ignorant America-Haters would help none.

I slap the $#!* out of you, and your abject stupidity, daily…and you just double down, as the country swirls down a septic pipe of liberal racial hate, leftwing greed and lockstep immorality, passed off as higher-order thinking among fascist idiots, who are now the democrat party …

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Talcum In The Middle January 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Goddamn, you’re about as pleasent as a rectal rash.

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Deo Vindice SC January 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I’m your Huckleberry!

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SCBlueWoman January 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

There was a poster named GT, who has little to no self awareness. Ranting and raving day in and day out, clueless to his soul’s bareness.

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GrandTango January 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm

There’s one named SCBW who is a foolish dupe, worshiping a false and failed Obama-god, while preaching acceptance and tolerance, but hating anyone not falling for the ignorance and bigotry that guides leftwing dolts….

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SCBlueWoman January 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Abusers lash out when they are challenged, when they feel
insecure about their masculine authority = AWM and GT

GrandTango January 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Liberals attack when anyone rejects the fables, myths, lies and cliches that allow them to control their drones. You are an example of that…

You see, Obama is a greedy and a jealous god…He, and his minions, do not tolerate truth or disobedience from the contributors and the moral, who build this country. ….

You lack character, and simply want to take what you refuse to earn…and the just will slap you back every time. It is why you are so filled w/ hate.

9" January 20, 2014 at 6:42 pm Reply
euwe max January 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

While running up a debt that can never be repaid.
——–
Money is borrowed into existence.

If you want a balanced budget, why not define the value of money when it’s minted, instead of letting the market do it?

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Dollars, dollars, everywhere January 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

“On April 2, 1792, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton reported to Congress the precise amount of silver found in Spanish milled dollar coins in common use in the States. As a result, the United States dollar was defined[17]
as a unit of pure silver weighing 371 4/16th grains (24.057 grams), or
416 grains of standard silver (standard silver being defined as 1,485
parts fine silver to 179 parts alloy)”

They simply can’t sustain
such a peg(as proven over and over again) sadly. They just change the
law/definition, and have at it some more(until the complete disconnection
that is).

The dollar will end up like all fiat currency’s end up historically speaking. Who knows when, but it will.

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euwe max January 23, 2014 at 5:26 pm

nice to see you.

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GrandTango January 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Hitler sold his followers on a lot of myths to unify them. The “Civil Rights” movement has just as many duped idiots convinced of a lot of fables as Hitler did.

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Deo Vindice SC January 20, 2014 at 8:26 pm

You mean Fox news, of course?

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CNSYD January 21, 2014 at 9:54 am

“more than any other leader (of any race) in this nation – led a movement
aimed at expanding the scope of individual liberty in America.” And all this time I was under the impression that Washington, Adams, Jefferson, et al had done that.

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Really? January 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

“Of course we don’t care if he was communist womanizing hypocrite (as the
cult of J. Edgar Hoover would have you believe) – or not.”

Really?

So is the “cult” label thrown out there to discredit those believing he was a womanizing commie?

I don’t even think anyone seriously doubts the above fact anymore…

You should have just focused on his anti-war stance and his push for civil rights for blacks and left it at that.

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