Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Fifty Years

Belle and I were sitting in the manse last night, she reading something on her tablet, me scrolling through YouTube, and she looked up and said, "Martin Luther King is probably spinning in his grave."

I took off my headset and looked at her carefully as she continued.  "All Dr. King tried to do was further civil rights ii this country, and he did it  all non-violently.  He worked to ed segregation and to fight white supremacy, often going head to head with racist governors, judges, and cops.  And he did it all in such a manner that no one could accuse him, or the movement, as violent."

She continued.  "These protesters today have st his movement back 50 years."

I pondered that for a minute, and she turned back to her tablet.

This morning, I see at PJ Media that Dennis Prager agrees with her. 
According to the make-believe world of the left, we are experiencing a great moment in American racial history. For the first time, the story goes, more whites than ever are coming to realize how racist America is, how racist cops are and how systemically racist everything in America is. Only now do many Americans understand just how racist Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima, Ulysses Grant, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, “whitening” agents, meritocracy, Western culture, Christianity, jailing Blacks and the NFL are. The bestselling book in America is about alleged “white fragility” — the term for any rational response to the irrational charge that all whites are racist.
All this is supposed to be good for America’s Blacks. 
 But none of it is. In fact, it is all destructive.
The pendulum swings in both directions.  It swung one way for Bama and another way for Trump.  We're seeing it swing right now, and while many Americans feel that it may be swinging a little too far to the left, we should remember that it can swing back,  It always does.


Jonathan H said...

I think that he has really been the only one that made a positive difference, and possibly the only one that could have made a difference.
Those who do the opposite, like malcolm X and the current rioters, are more likely to harden attitudes against themselves than to incur change.

Of course, local leadership allowing them to run crazy and giving them what they want disguises the damage they are doing and hides the scale of the problem for now...

Old NFO said...

Equilibrium... We almost had it, and now the pendulum is on a BIG swing. How and when it comes back will be 'interesting'!