Paul Derengowski, ThM
It is Monday, January 15, and it is also Martin Luther King Day.
Frankly, I have about as much use for MLK Day as I do Halloween, Christmas, and oh yeah, Kwanzaa.
The biggest reason why MLK Day is such a sham to me is not that all human beings should be treated equally, because they should be, regardless of whatever race, gender, or skin color they were born with.
It is that the some human beings, regardless of race, color, and skin color extol a position that contradicts the virtue of human equality to the point of abuse.
They swing the social pendulum too far in one direction or the other, with the end resulting in irrational, anti-social, or reverse racist demands.
Then, rather than sitting down and having a reasonable discussion about how to make race relations better, those same persons engage in race-baiting, protests ending in vandalism and death–think Ferguson, Missouri–and an endless stream of hate-filled, name-calling.
“Whitey is the problem,” or least that is the final conclusion of too many coming out of MLK’s camp these days, which if MLK was as many hoped—someone interested in the content of a man’s character, rather the color of his skin—he would be turning over in his grave if he knew of their contradictory actions.
To make things even more glaringly hypocritical, these same casts of characters, both black and white, parade through the streets, strutting about and acting as if they are upholding MLK’s legacy, when the fact of the matter is, they are part and parcel of the racist problem.
The Jesse Jacksons, Al Sharptons, Barak Obamas, Keith Ellisons, and Louis Farrakhans of the world are no more about healing race relations than are many of the white Democrats that share a long history of promoting black slavery, including the formation of the Ku Klux Klan.
But, they all like to be thought of as paragons of moral virtue, as they take smarmy swipes at those they do not personally like, for ulterior reasons, and then have the audacity to accept donations from those who believe they are actually doing something constructive to represent them.
No, I have no use for MLK Day and it is not because I have no respect for all my black friends.
It is that it is the complete antithesis of what it should be.
It is not about building character.
It is about destroying it with smoke and mirror parades coupled with Leftist revisionism.
And Lord knows we already have plenty of them and it already going on.