Happy MLK day!
In case you were wondering, no I am not watching the inauguration of the “lord and savior”.
I would rather slit my own throat.
In fact, I wrote this post over the weekend, which means that while you are reading this I’m probably curled up in a chair at Starbucks, with a cappuccino and my copy of Les Miserables. I’m going to studiously avoid all television, news, and social networks today so that I don’t have an aneurysm.
It seems fitting to quote Dr. Martin Luther King on this day, it is his birthday after all. He once gave a speech, I’m sure you have all heard it before, but let me quote it for you again.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
– I Have A Dream transcript (ABC News)
King was looking for a post-racial society, one where we would not look at someone and judge them based on their race. Where we would not have politicians who feel the need to reference that the first African American president is “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” because they looked first at his race and not at his abilities or the content of his character.
Unfortunately we don’t live in a post-racial society.
We live in a society that looks, first and foremost, at the race, gender, and sexual orientation of a person, and then at their merit as an individual with thoughts, ideals, and beliefs of our own. Rather than collective ideas held by everyone in our minority.
Conservatives are commonly blamed for this, but that’s inaccurate. Liberals are the ones responsible for this inability to see past race or gender or sexuality.
I don’t care what you look like, the color of your skin, who you sleep with, or what’s between your legs. I care about your values and your ideals and the actions you take to uphold them.
Unfortunately liberals have shown that they have no ability to see past that.
We’ve seen no shortage of this in the past few months.
The people that voted for Obama because he’s black.
The liberals that classify any criticism of Obama as racism, because they are absolutely sure that conservatives are as unable to see past Obama’s race as they are.
The outrageous vitriol that Mia Love and Tim Scott and Allen West have been met with, because they dare to be both black (and a woman, in Love’s case) and Republicans. How dare they believe in small government and low taxes, which benefit the individual, when they ought to be supporting government subsidization of their own race, since black people clearly can’t make it without a government sugar daddy.
Or something like that.
How about the treatment that Richard Grenell and other gay conservatives receive from the supposedly “tolerant” left. We are called “House faggots” and any other number of slurs and insults, because we stepped off the gay plantation. Didn’t we know that as homosexuals we are genetically predetermined to be liberals? Didn’t was know that gay people can only have rights as a collective? Individual rights, schminidividual rights. Let us get married and to hell with government over regulation or the economy or following the constitution.
Women who are conservatives receive some of the worst vitriol imaginable. I may not like Sarah Palin overly much, politically, but she received some of the most disgusting treatment at the hands of liberals that I have ever seen. The same can be said with Mia Love, Michelle Bachmann, Ann Romney, Dana Loesch, Michelle Malkin, and pretty much every other outspoken conservative woman. Don’t women know that they can’t have individual thoughts or ideas? They have to live their life according to the collective wishes of “feminists” who insult and degrade them for being stay-at-home-moms or wildly successful political figures, who have succeeded with out the, rather ineffectual, liberal brand of help.
How do liberals help? They turn minorities into victims.
I am a woman, I am a lesbian, I am a conservative, I am not a victim. I can take care of myself and succeed under my own power and that is the sort of society that I want to live in. A place where we aren’t told that we only have value as part of a collective, but one that values us as individuals.
Martin Luther King jr. was, by all accounts, a Republican, but even if he had been a registered Democrat, as liberals would like to have us believe, (unlikely, as the Democratic party was the party of institutionalized racism [check out some of LBJ’s less savory commentary about African-Americans] before and at the time of MLK) he would deeply, deeply ashamed of the modern liberal.
We are not living in a post-racial society, but the people you need to look to for an explanation are the ones that play the victim card every day of their life, looking for a handout or defending their position, based on their race, gender, or sexual preference.
You are the problem here, not me.