Sunday, November 4, 2012

Legacy and Lunacy

Hey, while we're at it, do you think we'll get a federal holiday for Trayvon?
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), one of the many bands of thugs who exploit workers for dues they can then funnel to the left-most leaning candidates who once elected will funnel taxpayers' money back to them and so on and so on.  And did I mention, they are one of our President's biggest contributors?

Anyway, these parasites of the public trust have a new motivational poster for those who might otherwise remain uninspired about taking a few minutes on Tuesday to vote for another 4 years of government ineptitude, egregious spending, and Reverend Wright-channeling hollow speech giving.  You read it correctly.  The SEIU appears to believe that the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King was on a par with Malcom X and, wow, even more remarkably, Trayvon Martin. 

Now nevermind that Dr King and Malcolm X had little in common, save for the color of their skin--Mr. X was a criminal, a prostitute for men and the head of a subversive organization that sought to establish another nation, segregated by race within the borders of the United States of America (even those he left behind at the highly-esteemed Nation of Islam thought so little of X that they murdered him).  Those are just a few of the high points in the accomplishments of the owner of the legacy SEIU thinks we ought to preserve by re-electing Barack Obama. 

I can almost see why many would, and they certainly do, equate Dr King with Mr. X, but, I'm sorry, I just can't even fathom why a 17-year old punk who got kicked out of school and who jumped a guy and was beating the hell out of him when the guy defended himself would even remotely enter into a discussion of "legacy" and how even in the most severely fringed leftist's ganglia might form an equivalency to someone of the intellectual and moral stature of Dr. King.  Of course, our dear Trayvon shared skin color.  He also had "Martin" in his name so maybe that is the connection.  But of course even liberals would see the laughableness of such a comparison when it comes to something as benign as the name.  But when it comes to race, to skin color, then emotion kicks in and there is as much rational thought as a Walmart Black Friday sale

Frankly, were I a member of Dr. King's inner circle, as opposed to just an admirer, I would be highly-offended at the comparison.  For a man to have given to history the most eloquent thoughts on race with passages such as "...a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character..."  to be compared to others who lacked any semblance of character simply by the fact that the color of their skin was closer to one another than those collectively called "white" is particularly offensive.  Yet when it comes to the righteous indignation the left can muster at the drop of a conservative pin, they are like obedient lemmings even when the most flagrant of fouls emanates from their home court (Joe Biden and Harry Reid would have retired in shame had they been Republicans who uttered the words they did about Barack Obama). 

But since the SEIU brought it up, I would like to see the President confronted with the legacies of Mssrs X and Martin (leave Dr King and his legacy out of it--there is zero connection to the other two) and hear  how he intends to further them in our society.  Maybe his old pal Louis Farrakan or mentor Reverend Wright, or, if he wants to get post-racial on our asses, maybe even his uber-mentor, Bill Ayres, could lend him some well-thought prose on preserving those legacies.  But from what I've witnessed over the last 6 years of reading and listening to the man himself, Barack Obama no longer needs their help.  He is a fully-matured leftist of the first order who not only knows but, I dare say, admires those legacies.  Hey, even the WaPost seems to think they are hard to tell apart:

And finally, from the horse's mouth (even if from Bill Ayres' pen):
“Only Malcolm X's autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will. All the other stuff, the talk of blue-eyed devils and apocalypse, was incidental to that program, I decided, religious baggage that Malcolm himself seemed to have safely abandoned toward the end of his life. And yet, even as I imagined myself following Malcolm's call, one line in the book stayed me. He spoke of a wish he'd once had, the wish that the white blood that tan through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged. I knew that, for Malcolm, that wish would never be incidental. I knew as well that traveling down the road to self-respect my own white blood would never recede into mere abstraction. I was left to wonder what else I would be severing if and when I left my mother and my grandparents at some uncharted border.” [p.86, Dreams of my father]"
Hey, don't forget to vote on Tuesday.  Hope, change, progressive, forward, legacy of X &c.
Good stuff man.  Good stuff.  Eat up America. 

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