January 15, 2018

Why Today's "Racial Activism" is Mainly a Disgrace to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

This is an article in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the ideals that he not only stood for but gave his very life for. Rev. King was known for promoting ultimate positive racial harmony, non-violence, and free speech, recognizing the importance of dialogue based on open and honest communication. His understanding of Christian ethics formed the basis of his values and actions that transformed society for the better. Alveda King, the niece of the late Reverand and activist, is highlighting the low ethical level to which racial activism has stooped. She is calling attacks against President Trump regarding alleged racist comments as “outrageous.”

Alveda King is also a committed activist and she is interested in defending and preserving King's true and honorable legacy while emphasizing the issue of abortion as critical to Rev. King's views and addressing deception within the African American community:

“He said the Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety,” King said. “Abortion, of course, forces us to do exactly that.”

Many African Americans unwittingly support Hillary Clinton, who has heavily supported Planned Parenthood and late-term abortions. Many African Americans are not aware or remain willfully ignorant of the fact that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was an adamant racist intent on exterminating African Americans through abortion. Alveda said this week that if Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today he would be a pro-life activist.

Alveda was interviewed by Fox and Friends and The Daily Signal and outlined that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King understood the spiritual basis of ethics and the importance of unconditional love and respect as central to Christianity.

“As the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and I emphasize the ‘reverend’ because history has not always recorded his spiritual aspects … I have been mostly impacted by his messages of unity, of racial reconciliation, of course, nonviolence, and the strongest has always been and will always be for me the agape love message,” Alveda King told The Daily Signal in an interview Friday. “One of the things that we would say [is], ‘We must learn to live together as brothers,’ and I’ll add, as sisters, ‘or perish together as fools.’”

Recent alleged comments by the president about Haiti and Africa have been recycled endlessly by the establishment news with a claim of racism, however, the president denied saying the specific words, that many others stated they did not hear, not to mention that no words of race were mentioned and comments were in keeping with Trump's plan for a merit-based immigration system. Rand Paul pointed out the illogical nature of the assumptions based on actual help that Trump offered as a private citizen supporting 200 cataract surgeries with a group of surgeons in Haiti and the same in Central America.

Sadly, we have racial activists today such as Rev. Al Sharpton in a video calling for the killing of police officers as a response to injustice. And then there is the highly-praised Colin Kaepernick, who's NFL protests offer divisive results due to the illogical protest of country symbols of patriotism as a venue for racism, and who also supports Marxism, Islam, and convicted cop-killers as supposed valid examples of opposing oppression. This is not to mention the anti-white rhetoric and attitudes by Virginia politicians that led up to the Charlottesville rally violence, that was blamed entirely on whites. The largely dishonest mainstream news has affected much of society to the point where many evangelical leaders in the U.S. offer a faulty basis for evaluating politics that ultimately creates more problems than it solves. Many democrat pastors today support Antifa, even though it advocates violence. And then there is the unique PC racial activism promoted on university campuses in the U.S. today.

An article titled “21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis” outlines that guessing what country a person is from or their nationality is supposedly unacceptable. Ironically, the habit of trying to read racism into every word a person says is a racist approach to life. And this can actually help to cause division.

Amazingly, the same types of people that make up protocols of racial microaggressions at universities will promote the idea that actual physical violence should be used against a person that is conservative or racist because alleged “verbal violence” is unacceptable. Logic and reason are second to emotionalism and identity politics now at many universities, as Ben Shapiro points out:

“This philosophy ranks the value of a view, not based on the logic or merit of the view, but on the level of victimization in American society experienced by the person espousing the view.”

Today's focus on racial victimization, self-pity, and retaliation is not in keeping with King's focus on taking steps towards positive tangible changes in public policy based on sound altruistic values. There was more of a sense of personal self-empowerment and freedom in his message rather than self-pity.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that the right to free speech and the First Amendment were crucial to the civil rights movement. “King spoke passionately in support of the First Amendment on April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, in what turned out to be his final speech.” The type of “racial activism” today that promotes totalitarianism, division and violence is antithetical to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s ideals and is a disgrace to his legacy. The obsession today with stopping subjective microaggressions and the promotion of racial division and physical violence are antithetical to the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King who sacrificed to gain tangible civil rights and racial unity at the expense of his very life. Ephesians 6:13 advocates standing for truth:

"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."

And a quote by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. highlights the necessary courage that this implies:

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Tags: MLK agape love ethics, true activism versus pretentious activism, victimization versus empowerment and positivity, 

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