Sunday, September 01, 2013

I Have a Nightmare: Who Else Would Have Been Among the Uninvited?

The news that,
"Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial." (Washington Examiner)
Should come as no surprise to Republicans. The event has become less about Dr. MLK's dream and more about the dream of the Democrat party. People like Tim Scott who hold views that are contrary to the Democrat party platform should plan on staying home and watching things play out on TV. African Americans who dream of being able to participate fully in the political process by being able to express a conservative viewpoint, are not considered by the current folks in charge of the March on Washington celebration to be part of Dr. King's dream.

In fact, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself would not be invited to speak at this week's event held in his honor because of something he wrote back in "Ebony Magazine" in 1958
Question: My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help?
Answer: Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. In order to do this I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that lead to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution, since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it. —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Advice For Living” Ebony Magazine, 1958 p. 34 (h/t Here I Blog)
I have a nightmare, and I saw it played out in real life last week.


  1. I appreciate your comments. I too had noticed the gender equality issue as having gotten into Martin Luther King's "dream." Another person in our era with King's Christian perspective on homosexuality would not have gotten invited to speak at the 50th. Tacking the Gay Rights / Marriage emphasis onto King's original purpose and emphasis will serve to subvert it. I hope youth of today of all colors will realize that was not Dr King's agenda.

    1. Thanks for the comment Mike. I wonder if Clarence Thomas got snubbed as well?