This past weekend in Washington DC despite the looming threat of Hurricane Irene the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was dedicated. IT is a fitting memorial that has been a long time coming for sure. The work of Martin Luther King Jr. has been one of remarkable importance and the message he gave the nation still echoes true today. It is a message that each and every one of us can learn from and try to include in our everyday life. It is a message of tolerance, equality, unity, and righteousness. It is a message that I personally feel is more important today than ever with the American people being divided on every issue with those on the progressive left for some twisted reason are trying to ignite the flames of racism once again in mainstream America. Those on the progressive left have attacked us so relentlessly that the influence of their hatred can be seen everywhere. Even subtly in the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter herself.
Bernice King spoke at the dedication ceremony for the memorial that honors her father and his most important work. It was a no-brainer to have her say a few words at the dedication of the memorial, but what we heard instead was a subtle attack on our nation’s history and another important figure in racial equality in America. I’m talking about Abraham Lincoln. At first one might think it was a simple mistake, but what followed that mistake was a jab at Lincoln himself and thus the history of America.
“But as I close, I close with the recognition that daddy is standing, Lincoln is seated. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence. Daddy being remembered as standing up for truth and standing up for justice and standing up for righteousness and standing up for peace and standing up for freedom. Daddy is now standing on the National Mall in our nation’s capital.” Said Bernice King closing out her speech to a crowd gathered around the memorial.
First off the mistake. Only a person of extreme ignorance would make a mistake like that. It is not a simple mix-up of the Declaration of Independence and the Emancipation Proclamation. I mean it should be common sense to know that Abraham Lincoln wasn’t even close to being born yet in 1776. Like I said only a person of extreme ignorance would make a mistake like that and even though I have never met Bernice King personally based of her work it’s safe to say that she is NOT of extreme ignorance. No it is my humble opinion based of the rest of her statements it was carefully planned to purposely attack our history and the importance of Abraham Lincoln to America. Could it have something to do with the fact Lincoln was a republican? Just a rambling thought.
No this was an attack…a subtle attack on history and Lincoln himself. Lincoln is seated (granted you can’t dispute the fact he is sitting in the memorial), but that’s beside the point. It is a subtle way to say that Lincoln did NOTHING!?! What was the Civil War a long and bloody re-election scam? Would any man that is serving as president of the United States allow so much bloodshed for no reason? I think not. Lincoln undoubtedly believed in the cause…believed in freeing the slaves. Granted there are quotes of Lincoln that the left like to use to stir up the emotions of African-Americans like the one about ending the Civil War by not freeing slaves. The left loves to take that one out of context…here is the whole quote:
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.”
If the quote is correctly carried out it is plain to see he talks about ending the conflict and saving the Union and ending slavery he believes is necessary to save the Union, but I don’t want to turn this into an Abraham Lincoln history lesson. It is a commentary on Bernice King and her irresponsible comments.
I guess I expect much more from the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. to say the least. She obviously learned nothing from her father, his work, or his sacrifice. It is clear that she is part of the problem in America today. Bernice King is contributing to the progressive left agenda of “Divide and Conquer” the nation and for what? More government control under the disguise as helping people? Well Bernice King I wonder what your end goal really is with that kind of subtle message? What are you trying to accomplish, because it was perfectly clear you were not there to honor your father and his work. Instead all you did was dishonor him with your irresponsible or you ignorant rhetoric.