by Christopher Paslay
Martin Luther King’s Dream — putting content of character over color of skin — is dead among liberals. Today, only conservatives and President Trump remain colorblind, favoring merit over pigmentation.
Content of character is dead among liberals. Gone. History. Kaput. Today, the most important thing for Democrats and their cadre of groupthink leftists is how many “boxes” you can check off: gay, lesbian, bi, trans, black, Hispanic, Native, female, Muslim . . . and so on and so forth. Or, put another way, diversity in reverse: non-male, non-white, non-heterosexual, non-Judeo-Christian, etc.
Hence today’s Democrats — the Check-Off Party. Or, if Check-Off is too harsh, perhaps this meme: the Perception Party. This works, too, since the main objective of leftists is to create the perception of fairness and equality among their members, and the perception of hatred and racism among their political enemies, regardless of whether these things exist in any form whatsoever in reality.
Case in point: On Sunday, President Trump tweeted the following, criticizing Elijah Cummings for the condition of his home district in Baltimore:
Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.
Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!
Although nowhere in the tweet is race mentioned, liberals and the mainstream media predictably cried racism, right on cue. What didn’t matter to them was the fact that the people of Baltimore, including the mayor, agreed that the district was indeed rat infested, dangerous, dilapidated, and in dire need of help. Trump’s tweet to Cummings was aggressive, sure, but not racist. And there are many Americans, both black and white alike, who feel that Trump was right to bluntly shine a light on the unacceptable conditions of Baltimore, that his spat with Cummings is ultimately resulting in bringing awareness to a situation that has long been ignored.
Reverend Alveda King, niece of MLK, didn’t think Trump’s tweet was racist at all. “All of that news is absolutely fake,” she said at a two-hour meeting Monday at the White House with inner-city faith leaders, some of whom left saying the president is concerned about people of all races.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Ms. King said Mr. Trump’s policies are working for black Americans.
“America is troubled,” Ms. King told reporters after the meeting. “If we say we’re color blind, we need to put on our glasses. We can see a troubled America, but we can [also] see a blessed America.”
She said employment rates are up in every segment of society, “including the black community.”
“Historically black colleges and universities under this president are being blessed,” she said. “The babies in the womb, the sick and poor and elderly, are being blessed.”
She added, “We have a president who’s listening. We have an opportunity to continue to be blessed. And I was glad to pray with him today.”
Bill Owens, a Trump supporter and the founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, also denied Trump’s tweets were racist, and pointed out that Trump goes after leaders from all backgrounds if he disagrees with them on a policy.
Of course, none of this matters to the left.
Tragically, liberals are not only hopelessly obsessed with race, religion, gender, and sexuality — choosing to view the world via these superficial lens instead of through a person’s values, beliefs, and actions — but they are successfully indoctrinating America’s young people to do the same. No longer is it acceptable to be “colorblind,” or to judge people by “the content of their character.” Incredibly, many liberals have suggested that the word “colorblind” is a code word for “white supremacy,” and that it’s our duty to monitor the world by race, religion, gender, and sexuality.
Amazingly, many Millennials don’t want to be colorblind, and find that way of viewing the world boring and archaic. Identity politics, especially in the form of preferential treatment for “victim” groups, has caused some youth to cling to their separate identities as a sort of ego fulfillment, as a way to have a tribal affiliation with those who share their same ideologies. In short, the power and rush gained from wearing their race, religion, gender, or sexuality on their shirtsleeve is more exciting and appealing than simply treating people as . . . well, people.
Which means merit and content of character is not only forgotten, but frowned upon. A person’s race, religion, gender, and sexuality come first, and what they think, say, or do comes second. As a result, two people could think, act, or do the same things, but depending on their group affiliation, one could be labeled a “social justice worrier,” while the other could be called a “hateful racist bigot.”
Is this the world MLK would want to live in? Is this what has become of his “dream”? I think not.
Reverend Alveda King Supports Trump and his merit-based world view, as do many inner city black pastors. And if MLK were alive in 2019, I bet he’d support President Trump, too.