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Thursday, August 29, 2013

I Have a Dream


The fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech has certainly attracted a lot of attention over the past few days. While I agree with all the tenets of the original civil rights movement back in the 60's, many of those principles have long since been turned on their head. An updated, more topical version of the speech:

I have a dream, that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" -- in the intellectual as well as legal sense -- and that any man who says otherwise shall be cast out into the wilderness.

I have a dream, that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves will be 39 times more likely to commit acts of violence against the sons of former slave owners than the other way around, and that the newspapers and television stations shall not utter a word about this.

I have a dream, that for every black woman raped by a white man, more than 100 white women shall be raped by black men -- and that any man who dares mention this shall be castigated across the land.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will be judged not by the content of their brains, but by the color of their skin, and gain admission to college accordingly.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream, that whenever a black kills a white, the newspapers shall ignore it, and if they must mention it, they shall describe the killing as random.

I have a dream, that if a white man kills a black man, even in self defense, it shall be cried forth from the mountaintops, and held up as an example of the oppression of our people!

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we can sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

You could say, this country is a dream come true. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was great! Definitely "Just Not Said" material mocking political correctness.

John Craig said...

Anon --
Thank you.