The Left has perverted Martin Luther King Jr.


Excerpted from his essay in the Wall Street Journal.

By Robert L. Woodson 

As the nation celebrates the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the progressive left will again seize the moment to twist the story of black Americans’ struggle, to the detriment of those who suffered most in that struggle. …

History is full of inspiring examples of black people succeeding… These accomplishments were made possible by a set of values cherished among the blacks of the time: self-determination, resiliency, personal virtue, honesty, honor and accountability.

Dr. King understood that these values would be the bedrock for black success once true equality was won. As early as 1953, he warned that “one of the most common tendencies of human nature is that of placing responsibility on some external agency for sins we have committed or mistakes we have made.”

Today the progressive left wants to ignore the achievements and pretend that blacks are perpetual victims of white racism. 

The New York Times’s “1619 Project” essay series is the latest salvo in this attack on America’s history and founding, claiming “anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country.” This statement is an abomination of everything Dr. King stood for.

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4 Responses to The Left has perverted Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. Interesting theme in Woodson’s essay. Now were the heck have I heard a similar’ish theme, oh I remember now…

    The 21st Century’s Bastardization of “I Have A Dream”

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  2. madisonexpat says:

    The RAY-cism excuse is weak and childish. It like Africans using colonialism 50 years after independence as an excuse for failing to achieve nationhood and competent governance. I’m sure its believed if you wish to work for MMSD and how is that working out?
    The Left in America believes in everyone that rejects this is, of course, a white supremacist, everyone not wetting the bed is a Climate Catastrophe Denier, everyone not willing to suck up every Lefty stupidity about the president is a cult member.
    Why do these people need so many excuses?

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  3. Tom Paine says:

    Tragic, IMO, that the LeRoi Jones faction of the black community (which at the time, we called Pork Chop nationalism) has prevailed over the philosophy of Dr. King. Along with a few others, started the MLK, Jr. Scholarship Fund at the UW in Madison.

    In retrospect, what a waste of time, considering the racial identity movement and the universal charges of white supremacy. Unlike Thomas Sowell, other current “black” political leaders have yet to elevate their consciousness above ancient tribalism.

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