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Martin Luther King Jr. would be disappointed


Had he lived to see the much-ballyhooed-in-the-media 50th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech (a long, rambling, off-the-cuff speech, try listening to it sometime – at King’s most vague and incoherent, he was still a much better speaker than Dear Leader is today), I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would be disappointed in the lack of progress that black people have made in the United States. A lack of progress that is not so much due to the “inherent racism” of white people (to which black racists usually point when excusing black people’s lack of progress), but which is largely due to the decay of black culture into violence, dependency, and self-destruction. A decay which has been aided, abetted and encouraged by the liberal welfare state, which seeks to create and perpetuate dependency and idleness among blacks, instead of encouraging and rewarding self-sufficiency, hard work, and nuclear families.

The liberal welfare state was designed and built by white liberals to keep black people dependent, uneducated, and imprisoned. It presumes that black people are incapable of learning, incapable of supporting themselves, and therefore it rewards failure, rewards dependence, and punishes any attempt blacks make to break free of their modern “enslavement” by the state. And it seeks to make itself bigger, more costly, and more self-perpetuating while it supposedly “serves” its dependents.

As the state has encouraged dependence, so has black culture changed and devolved in the past 50 years, to a culture which glorifies violence and thuggery, rewards idleness and dependency and drug use, and punishes any black person who seeks to break that cycle of decay.

I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would be very disappointed at how his dream has turned out. And his disappointment would be directed as much at his own people who have embraced failure and dependency, as at the white liberal government which has sought to keep the black people dependent, helpless, and hopeless.

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