It's still a dream...

(Tim) At the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King preached a sermon calling our nation to repentance. That sweltering afternoon before a quarter million souls, King cast a vision of what America would be like when white racism finally bled itself to its long-deserved ugly death:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Many are declaring the election of Barack Obama as the fulfillment of Martin Luther King's dream. In truth, it's the very opposite.

As Martin Luther King defined racism, what we've done has been racist to the core...

We've put into office a man whose character is given over to the slaughter of little babies, then congratulated ourselves over the color of his skin.

The content of his character? That's had absolutely nothing to do with the election of Barack Obama to our presidency, and white and black Americans who care about justice and mercy are one in being sickened by the hypocrisy of it all.

If you were black, how would you like having the most bloodthirsty politician inside the Beltway represent your race? What a hollow victory, to win the battle but lose the war.

Look at the Emergent church and it's apparent the color of Obama's skin has had everything to do with his election. Emergent churchgoers are in love with their image, and it's been buffed by being advocates for a black man. All that was required was a little work hiding the content of his character--a little sleight of hand: "Barack Obama is actually pro-life--more pro-life than the Republicans, if you look carefully enough," they assure us.

I was surprised by a piece the New Yorker ran several months ago. Titled "Making It," Ryan Lizza gave his readers a pretty solid exposure to Obama's Machiavellian character, of how he used South Side politicians only as long as they were useful, then gave them the toss. Lots of quotes by African Americans with no love lost for him, at all.

Cut the charade about this day being historic. Yes, Jesse Jackson is there in Grant Park crying, and all alone. But no, I'm not moved in the slightest. Following his inauguration, I'll honor the office of president by submitting to President Barack Obama's authority. But as I submit to this wicked black oppressor, I'lll be standing next to Martin Luther King as we both wait for the day when our children and grandchildren will "live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

When this dream does finally come true; when we do finally allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, it will be a day when all of God's children, black and white, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, born and unborn, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last!

Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

Comments

This is one of your finest posts. Thank you. Brandon and I miss you and your family.

Yesterday I wrote for myself an imagined dialogue between a girl and her deceased grandmother, as the girl tried to explain how she voted for a man who opposed a war to free people enslaved by a dictator and wanted babies destined to be born poor to be killed. Lots of people out there are saying that their great-grandparents would be so proud that a black man was becoming president. On looking at the record, I'm not quite sure.

I've got a higher view of their ancestors than that. God help us!

Martin Luther King was a communist and a whore-monger. This is objective fact.

In Obama, the nut hasn't fallen far from the tree.

"Barack Obama is actually pro-life--more pro-life than the Republicans, if you look carefully enough."

Few things sum up this election better than this statement. Obama's campaign has been one of constant deception, PR, and outright propaganda. And, between the lies and the allure of voting for a Black man for president, he won over 52% of the people.

"Obama's actually pro-life" (just don't look at his record"

"Obama's actually tough on terror" (Just don't look at his record)

"Obama's actually pro-gun" (Just don't look at his record)

"Obama actually wants to cut your taxes--more than McCain--tax cuts for 95% of households!" (Just don't look at his record)

"Obama favors school vouchers and has stood up to teachers unions" (Just don't look at his record)

"Obama favors clean coal and nuclear energy" (Just don't look at his record)

"Obama will bring a new kind of politics, and get away from partisan bickering" (Just don't look at his record)

"Obama will bring hope and change" (Just don't look at his record)

Right, David. It's amazing how people persist in thinking this guy is a "moderate." Just look at how he's rated by left and right watchdog groups. The left rate him 95-100, the right wing groups rate him 0-5. All of this is based on his voting record. People want to believe in illusions and put their trust in princes.

I don't believe ML King accepted Christ's deity either. He was a liberal in every bad sense of the term. While I admire his bravery and oratory, and the inspiration that they give people today, his "Christian" theology and personal life were such that you probably wouldn't accept him into your church. He seems to me another modern-day version of the Zealots.

Every time I've turned on the TV during and since the election season, I've wondered if it isn't the TV that has largely brought America to this love of affect and image, to the point where we're willing to elect our ruler based entirely on smoke, mirrors, and lies. I didn't watch it much before, but now every time I think about watching TV, I feel this queasy kinship with everyone who voted for Obama.

Yes, Adam. I was reading a Reformed media personality commenting that he'd watched Barack Obama's messianic appearance at Grant Park election night and been taken with the moving image of Jessie Jackson there, all alone and crying. He then wrote that he couldn't imagine how anyone could not be moved by that.

I found myself wondering why this normally wise man had watched the stuff? Did he really think that he was above being twisted by moving images? Did he turn on the idiot box hoping for a catharsis?

As for me and my house, I barred any election coverage from our radios or television. In fact, mid-evening Josh Congrove came over to watch the election coverage with us and went away hungry.

Partly, I refused to dwell in a house of mourning. But mostly, I refuse to allow anyone I love to open his mind and heart to the seduction practiced by Barack Obama and his infinite number of shills--particularly if they're utilizing moving images.

I don't want my loved ones seduced to godless idolatry by any images at all, but particularly moving images.

And Jessie Jackson moving me? Pleeeeease! I guess you have to be southern, and have a guilty conscience to boot, to find Jessie Jackson tugging at your heartstrings.

Generally, Chicagoans are about as open to sentimental rushes watching Jessie Jackson as New Yorkers watching Al Sharpton. Which is to say, not at all. No time. Never. No how. Nada. Nix. Negatory. Nein.

If it's tears I want in Chicago, Big Walter Horton being gone and all, I'll settle for Buddy Guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3p_3EdZizc

"If you were black, how would you like having the most bloodthirsty politician inside the Beltway represent your race? What a hollow victory, to win the battle but lose the war."

Well, I gather that black people don't mind it at all, since about 95% of black voters chose Obama.

And from what I've seen, they appear to be pretty tickled about him winning.

But yeah, you're probably right. They're just smiling to cover up how torn up they are inside about him being so pro-abortion.

You're saying what we're all thinking.

Do you think your hate is righteous? I assure you, it is not. It is, in fact, quite odious.

It would be such a breath of fresh air if critics would actually advance a thesis of some kind--you know, a statement with which it is possible to disagree (this is what my wife teaches in freshman composition, which Beppe3 apparently skipped).

I mean, they could at least think about the words they use. Beppe3 doesn't like hate. In fact, he hates it ("odium" derives from Latin, hatred, from odisse to hate). But his hate is acceptable, while his enemy's is not.

All one can do is roll his eyes and move on.

But his hate is acceptable, while his enemy's is not.

Beppe3 evidently didn't skip the mandatory diversity training. He can parrot that mindless politically-correct stuff perfectly. Nothing like being intolerant of intolerance.

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Do you think your hate is righteous? I assure you, it is not. It is, in fact, quite odious.

On what is this assurance of yours based, righteous Beppe3?

I don't want my loved ones seduced to godless idolatry by any images at all, but particularly moving images.

No chance of Obamabots at your house -- good!

And Jessie Jackson moving me? Pleeeeease! I guess you have to be southern, and have a guilty conscience to boot, to find Jessie Jackson tugging at your heartstrings.

Excuse me, Tim, but check the electoral map again -- the South remained Red, despite global Obamamania. We're not quite as dumb as Yankees and Left Coasters like to think.

Now David certainly Beppe3 has advanced a well formed logical argument. We can express it syllogistically as follows:

Major Premise: I have an opinion

Minor Premise: You disagree with me

Conclusion: You hate me

Or in a simple if/then

If you disagree with me, then you hate me.

You disagree with me therefore you hate me.

The very obvious thing in such arguments however is the assumed superiority of the one being hated for the argument only works one way. In other words when Beppe3 disagrees with you, he is not guilty of hating you for he holds the ethically superior position. Why is Beppe3's position superior? Why because he thinks it is of course. Who can argue with that? What a guy!!

The very obvious thing in such arguments however is the assumed superiority of the one being hated for the argument only works one way.

This explains why the sodomites aren't guilty of hate in what they are saying about the Mormons [or whoever else they can blame] in the wake of Proposition 8's passage in California.

[I'm surprised this hasn't been discussed -- one of the very few bright spots in this election.]

The depraved enemies of marriage are already hard at work trying to overturn the will of the people of California [a second time] after the passage of Proposition 8.

If you disagree with me, then you hate me.

For some reason [if we're not supposed to hate], it sure has been highly fashionable to hate President Bush, Republicans, and social & religious conservatives! It was fine for feminists to hate Sarah Palin.

Are blacks hateful, because 70% of them voted for Propostion 8 in California? Only 49% of whites did. The enemies of marriage have styled their movement as the successor to the Civil Rights movement for black equality. Why didn't blacks get the message?

...he is not guilty of hating you for he holds the ethically superior position.

Once he has hated the Supreme Judge of the Universe out of his moral consciousness, that is.

Les Prouty writes, "Many people are declaring the election of Barack Obama as the fulfillment of Martin Luther King’s dream. It is exactly the opposite. ...

Perhaps in our minds discrimination based on race is now buried, though I doubt it. But how we should be ashamed that millions of little babies in our country are being discriminated against and having their lives snuffed out simply because they reside in a womb. Who is their advocate? Who will be their president? Who will ensure their right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?’

Certainly not President Obama."

http://reformationfaithtoday.com/2008/11/21/to-kill-a-mockingbird-and-ba...

I will never forget the woman attending the rally for Obama in Florida in proud support of Obama, "now finally a president that will help pay for my mortgage and my car..."

Barrack Robinhood

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