Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Was A Republican — And He’d Be A Pro-Life Social Conservative If He Was Alive Today
Ed Morrissey at HotAir has a nice piece up today on Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. Please take the time to read it in full, because it’s important that more people out there appreciate the fact that Dr. King was a Republican — whose real-life living equivalent today is someone like Congressman Allen West, not shameless, race-baiting huckster Jesse Jackson (as the Left would have you believe).
If you’ve ever heard Dr. Alveda King speak you’d know that at the time of his death Dr. King was planning on firing Jackson because he personally disgusted him and no longer wanted him anywhere near the work he was doing; if he’d lived, and the firing had taken place, you would have never heard of Jesse Jackson…or his repugnant son Jesse Jackson Jr…or his horrible daughter-in-law, Sandi Jackson. Not only did the world lose a great man when Dr. King was murdered, but the non-musical and terrible Jackson family was forced on American politics because Dr. King wasn’t alive to send Jesse into exile where he belongs.
I’ve benefited greatly from listening to some of Dr. Alveda King’s speeches, including those on abortion, and find her to be very much a torch-carrier for Dr. King’s legacy. As a gay man, I honestly never devoted much thought to abortion because it’s never touched me personally. I’m gold star gay and have never dated a woman and have never remotely come close to impregnating anyone. I have two very good friends who had abortions, though — and both of them were the victims of rape who conceived during their attacks; one friend was also given HIV by her rapist and the pregnancy was life-threatening to her in itself. So there were both medical and psychological reasons for those abortions.
In December, my boyfriend Justin’s sister had a baby after an at-risk pregnancy that resulted from her diabetes; the little baby, Astor, that she had is still on heart and breathing machines and will be in a special children’s hospital for several more weeks. I’ve never met the little girl, but I am just torn up inside every day hoping she can get off the machines and come home to her very anxious parents.
I just can’t imagine someone choosing an abortion as a means of birth control when I’ve seen how special a tiny, precious life is such as Astor’s. I don’t think I would hesitate for second to volunteer to adopt the baby of a friend who knew she couldn’t care for the child — and I know I’m not alone in feeling that way, so there’s just no reason aside from rape or life-threatening medical conditions to murder the unborn.
When you grow up a Democrat, you are taught to keep quiet about this, however. You’re taught to keep quiet about a lot of evil things the Democrat Party does, actually. The list is long but it includes turning a blind eye to voter fraud that various thugs like ACORN commit to benefit Democrats; it involves saying nothing about how Labor Unions destroy communities and drive businesses overseas; and it means allowing the harpies of the Pro-Choice
bowl movement to get away with calling themselves that — instead of what they really are: Pro-Abortion.
The Democrat Party’s internal politics are messy. Since the Party’s comprised of sundry identity voting blocs that are deliberately pitted against one another, the way the Left controls these different kinds of people is by keeping them revved up with either stoked hatred for one of the other groups (the way the Left keeps blacks hating gays or blacks hating Hispanics or blacks hating Jews) or by convincing one identity group that there’s some issue out there that they must irrationally defend against some imaginary “enemy”. To keep women voters on the Democrats’ infernal plantation and prevent them from ever thinking logically about why, exactly, they must keep voting Democrat when Democrats’ policies do nothing of value for them the Party has used abortion as this wedge issue. If you grow up Democrat you’re taught that it’s a woman’s right to murder a child that’s developing inside her, whenever she wants, and face no moral or societal consequences for doing so.
For most of my adult life I was very uncomfortable wading into any of this because I’m not a woman and will never know what it’s like to be pregnant. As noted, I also understand some of the horror women who’ve been raped go through so I can’t imagine a world where someone would be forced to carry her rapists’ child to term and spend nine months believing Rosemary-grade evil was growing inside her. But, the Left promotes abortion so aggressively that it starts to feel like Leftists believe it’s a fun and good thing for any occasion. For a time, the DNC actually sold tee shirts on its website that said “I Had An Abortion And Am Proud of It”. I’m ashamed to have ever been a member of a Party where someone thought that was an appropriate item to offer for sale on their official website. Abortion is never something to be proud of, no matter why someone did it.
Every presidential election year the Left glorifies abortion and revs female Democrats up into a blind frenzy that “unless you vote Democrat the evil Republicans are going to take abortions away from you!”. The way this is phrased, it’s like the Left sees abortions in the same category as Disneyland: a fun and wonderful thing that conservatives want to take from women out of spite — instead of the worst possible thing anyone could ever be forced to do for any reason.
I’m really tired of this.
And I’m tired of the Left operating as if it’s every woman’s life dream to murder a child developing inside her, as if that’s fun.
And I’m tired of the agenda-driven media not calling the Left out on the hypocrisy related to abortion, since it’s black babies who are aborted the most and the Democrat Party embraces a unique form of racism when it so aggressively promotes its Pro-Abortion agenda.
The Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the bravest men who ever lived. It’s a damn shame his legacy has been hijacked by the Democrat Party and Jesse Jackson…and that Martin Luther King Day is a sort of “Democrat” holiday the way holidays honoring our military seem like “Republican” holidays.
Martin Luther King Day should be celebrated with gusto by the GOP as a “Republican” and an AMERICAN holiday because it’s a day to think about the life and courage of a remarkable man who had the strength to tell things like they are and to point out the terrible in those around him. If he were alive today, Dr. King would raise his hand and point straight at the Democrat Party and call it out for the wicked things it does on a daily basis. Dr. King would be against the voter fraud, he’d rail against the identity politics, he’d condemn the wedge issues that pit one group against another just so they all stay on the Democrats’ plantation.
Dr. King, much like Allen West, would chide black people for continuing to vote against their own economic and familial interests by pulling that lever for Democrats over and over again — when it’s the Democrat Party, through its Pro-Abortion and pro-entitlement programs policies, that have kept black people poor, broken, and dependent on the state.
It’s an immense national tragedy that Dr. King is not here with us today to speak truth to power and excoriate the Democrat Party for how terrible it has truly become. At least we have Dr. King’s niece Alveda, though.
If you’re not following her career and speeches with great interest, then I suggest you do so immediately.
No better day than today to start.
© 2012, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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