You know that picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ridiculously photoshopped into a hoodie?
Well the dead civil rights leader’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, is out there saying that her uncle “would very likely not wear a hoodie. I can assure you he would not wear sagging pants.” This was during an interview on the Andrea Tantaros Radio Show on Tuesday, and she added later on, “I can almost promise you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would not wear a hoodie.”
My guess is that she’s probably right about that. Furthermore, he’d probably also be appalled at the racial mess being made over illegal immigration these days, especially since it’s so often erroneously and insultingly compared to his own legacy and struggle. He, like most intelligent, informed, honest Americans, would hate what National ICE Council President Chris Crane had to say about current policy on the subject:
“What the Obama Administration has ICE agents now doing is we now go into jails and prisons looking for illegal aliens inside of those facilities who have committed and been convicted of crimes. So we apply the Dream Act not to kids in schools but to adult inmates and have to ask them basically, ‘Do you qualify for President Obama’s Dream Act?’ When they tell us, “Yes, we qualify,’ we can’t even require them to give us any kind of proof, a transcript or anything like that. We can’t detain them for investigation to substantiate the claims, we simply have to release them to the street. They walk out the back door of the jail as Dreamers. There is nothing we can do about that.”
Speaking of prisons, because of budget cuts, the Pentagon began furloughing hundreds of thousands of civilian personnel earlier this week. Two days later, it ordered a second round of TVs for Guantanamo Bay. This program has cost over $80,000 in the last two months alone.
When we treat high-level threats to American safety with such kid gloves, it’s then no wonder that our enemies in general don’t take us very seriously. Cuba feels absolutely no qualms about peddling missiles and other military equipment to North Korea because, hey, the U.S. isn’t going to do anything about it anyway… not when we’re busy buying TVs for terrorists.
In fact, America is becoming such a mess that even the exceptionally delusional Jimmy Carter has recognized we no longer have a “functioning democracy.” He made that remark based solely on the NSA’s PRISM program, which gives the government leave to intrude on any and all forms of electronic communication it wants to without permission or warrant or reason.
Going back to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I sincerely doubt he would be impressed at all with how his country has progressed since his death. This isn’t a free and equal America at all. It’s a place of privilege and programs that favor anybody willing to grovel before government might.
I can’t imagine Dr. King would be proud of how we’re behaving these days. It takes a heavy reliance on delusions to think we’re doing ourselves any favors, and he was simply too smart for that kind of nonsense.