A Lookback at MLK Day
Hello folks, welcome to The REALLY Real Deal. I’m your Friendly Neighborhood Hatchet Man. As you all know, we celebrated Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. this past week. So I want to share with you all the speaking opportunities that I am blessed to have participated in because of MLK Day. In this post, I highlight the major points I talked about in these videos. It is always a pleasure to join the Madison County Republican Women’s monthly meeting. I am also very appreciative of my good friend, John Reid, for inviting me to speak on his radio show, “Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid” on WRVA.
Madison County Republican Woman
I spoke for just a few moments at this meeting, and felt so honored to be there.
You can watch the video here.
Most of you know that MLK Day passed as a national holiday by Former President Ronald Reagan. I often ask myself what Dr. King would think of our current racial situation in America. After all, if it wasn’t for his assassination, he would be 94 years old.
Think about what it might look like in today’s world. There would be no holiday to celebrate the impact that his life’s work left on our society. He we would not consider a martyr for Civil Rights. Imagine if we simply knew of him as just Rev. King.
This portion of history is not very distant from where we are now. It’s easy to forget that Dr. King was only 39 years old when he was gruesomely assassinated.
I often think of what Dr. King’s thoughts on the racial battle in America today might be. Would he support the BLM movement, including the general lawlessness and disregard for others that came with it?
What about the riots? Would he consider it just that 38 Americans were killed during these chaotic, and dangerous, escapades?
What about the recurring police murders that happen nationwide every year?
Or abortion, and the fact that over 63 million precious, delicate, and valuable lives have been taken so mercilessly since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973? The highest percentage of these murders were black babies.
Would he support the efforts of the government to take away every parent’s right to school choice for their children? What about the teaching of CRT? Or, the demonic movement to turn our children into genders that God did not intend for them to be?
Would he begin seeking revenge for his enslaved ancestors and change his mantra to “We want Special Rights” as opposed to what he proclaimed throughout his life “We want equal rights, not special rights.”
No, he would not. See, Dr. King was a man of great character. Even though he had his flaws, he continued to work towards doing what was right in the eyes of God. Sure, he had sin in his life. Who doesn’t? Jesus said, even to those seeking to stone the prostitute, “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” The only one who was able to justly cast a stone was Jesus. Instead of doing that, He was quick to show her mercy when he told her, “You are forgiven. Now go and sin no more.”
I accuse all of the soft pulpit preachers of casting those “stones.” Please do not make the mistake of sitting yourself at the level of God. He will surely humble you.
Interview with John Reid
In my interview on Richmond’s Morning News with John Reid, I quoted Booker T. Washington.
“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they can make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
I think of all the attempted segregation. Do not forget that our own President, Joe Biden, once said that he “did not want my children growing up in a racial jungle.” Segregation was, at last, coming to a close, and society finally saw African Americans as people again.
How could our nation, which claims to judge people “by the content of their character” vote for a president that was openly racist during his time as a Senator?
People often say, “Maybe the man has changed?”
I won’t argue that people can change.
However, while people are always subject to change, we know that God’s word clearly states that we will know by the “fruit” of his actions, and his life.
Based on what I observe, the Democrat party has been conditioned and taught to hate.
We know that hate is not reasonable.
This hate has successfully taken the credit for Civil Rights Bills that Republicans put forth.
Hate also allows for false narratives to be spread by the media, while they play the victim and act like they are not the ones who are truly at fault.
Hate will always have room to fight against good legislation.
MLK Passed On His Legacy- What Will We Do With It?
So why do the Democrats fight against helpful and constructive legislation? Well, we went over several reasons that explain why, but let’s focus on three. Number one: they have an agenda to push. They are working overtime to divide us. You know what they say, divide and conquer, right? Reason number two: they want to keep us stuck. They want us to always fight over racial matters because if we are fighting, we won’t be constructive. Finally, number three: They want to spread hate, and hate is not reasonable.
This matters to every single American, no matter what the color of your skin is. It matters because we need to be smart. It is so important to always remember that our rights come from God. Not from man.
So will we live up to the example that Dr. King laid before us so that we can move on to bigger, and brighter futures ahead?
I sure hope so. Until then, God Bless y’all!