Wednesday, January 26, 2022

January 26, 2022

 

MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey

Good night, America (a satire)



Friends,

A number of years ago I started working on a satire about American immigration policies and the fact that this nation is headed—hurtling, is the proper word—towards disaster in the not too distant future because of its policies. My concern has only been heightened by the first year of the Biden presidency and its catastrophic actions (or lack of action) on our southern border. So, I have dusted off this piece and reworked it. I label it a satire, but as one good friend related to me after reading the draft, “it careens far too close to the truth!”  In any case, I pass it on now as revised.

INTRODUCTION:

The year is 2044 and it is October. It is presidential election time in the United States, and the top ranked American television show “Viva USA!” has both major presidential candidates in for a televised sit-down interview. Host of the popular program, Roberto “Bob” Gonzalez, interviews the candidates of the Democratic Party (now officially known as the Partido Democrático), currently-sitting Vice-President Jose Morales of California, and of the Republican Party, former Governor Wilbur Smith of Oklahoma. As we tune in, the program, estimated to be viewed weekly by over 100 million viewers, is just beginning:

Interviewer Bob Gonzalez: During this election for the presidency of the United States — excuse me, “los Estados Unidos” — no one can deny the strong interest by American voters. We are all anxious to hear explanations of the programs of each candidate and the strategies each candidate is using to win the upcoming election.

As you know, the contest is between Republican Wilbur Smith, a former governor of Oklahoma, who was recently turned out of office, defeated by young Latina Elena Gutierrez, and United States Vice-President Jose Morales, of California, of the Partido Democrático. The respective campaigns are spending millions of dollars to get their messages out, and in fact, most of the funds that they spend they borrow from sources in Mexico. I know our faithful viewers wonder how each candidate proposes to lead the USA out of poverty back to prosperity. You need not wonder anymore because tonight I have Governor Smith and Vice-President Morales with me right here in the studio. Please welcome Governor Wilbur Smith and Vice-President Jose Morales. [applause from the audience]

Gov. Smith: Hello Bob, or should I be politically correct, and say ‘Roberto’?

Audience: Boo! Boo! [the studio audience is overwhelmingly Latino]

Bob: Well, the law DOES specify that any official election speech should be bilingual, in both Español and English, but we can do this in English since we have special permission from the federal Department of Language Standards and Governor Smith does not really know the Spanish language very well [he snickers].

Audience: Boo!

Vice-President Morales: Hola! Amigos and apoyantes!

Audience: Viva! Viva Jose Morales! Abajo los Yanquis!

Bob: Thank you for spending your valuable campaign time with us on “Viva USA!” tonight, Governor Smith and Vice-President Morales. I would like to start with Governor Smith first, if that’s okay with you Vice-President Morales.

Vice-President Morales: Oh, si! Si! Yes, yes.

Bob: Governor Smith, you have mentioned that you will bring back our American soldiers from Sri Lanka after the American government has failed to do so since 2028. Could you explain?

Gov. Smith: That is correct, Bob, uh, Roberto. Public opinion is overwhelmingly in favor of that. I mean we have seen over 100,000 dead in that conflict since 2026, and it’s no closer to an end. And, of course, I recognize now that because our armed forces are 65 percent Hispanic — I mean, Latino — that the war has become a racist venture, so I agree with Mr. Morales that we should finally withdraw. Besides, I believe that it will improve our economy, as well, because we will not have to spend billions of budget dollars on these expenses overseas anymore.

Bob: That seems to be a really great idea. I wonder how you can be sure that it will not be like the election year 2020 when bringing back our soldiers from Afghanistan was promised by then President Joe Biden, but the withdrawal turned out to be a total disaster, and then later several presidents sent troops to South Sudan, then Iran, then Saudi Arabia, then Sri Lanka, and elsewhere.

Gov. Smith: I can promise you that I will never do that.

Bob: But how? How would you bring back our soldiers? Right now our country has a national debt of $100 trillion, five times more than it was 14 years ago, in 2030. We have borrowed money from many countries around the world, but seen our credit rating reduced to a D minus, so that only countries like Mexico, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Honduras even dare lend us money, and then, only at exorbitant rates of up to 300 percent. Even to finance your campaign you had to borrow money from officially registered Mexican drug cartels.

Gov. Smith: Well, yes, since Mexico now has most of the resources that the United States used to have, I have no alternative — I will borrow some more from Mexican drug cartels for our soldiers so they can be with their families.

Bob: Why don’t you borrow from China?

Gov. Smith: Roberto, we borrowed an awful lot from China a few years ago, but we were never able to pay them back. Now the portions of America not owned by Mexican syndicates, the Chinese own, about 60% of our industry and business companies. They won’t lend to us another dime.

Bob: Well, why do you think Mexico has so much money right now?

Vice-President Morales: Oh! Oh! I can answer that question. Mexico, of course, has enough money to lend the United States. Mexico was poor years ago, but now is one of the wealthiest countries in the world now. Why? Because we had millions of undocumented immigrants who crossed the border and worked in the U.S. sin papeles — you know, without papers — when the U.S. was still wealthy.

According to your racist laws we were called “illegals.” We did not pay taxes, not even one penny. During the economic crisis in 2023-2025, millions of your Anglos were unemployed. Some were displaced by my people who took their jobs at lower pay, but other Anglos had too much pride to work as a clerk at Walmart or sales person at Target because they believed that since they had a degree from a university, they should be working in something better. So they went on generous government assistance. Mi pueblo — my people — did not care. We worked. We got money, and we sent it back to Mexico. That’s one way we got rich. And more, many norteamericano industries also went south, due to NAFTA. [big smile on Gonzalez's face]

Audience: Viva! Viva Jose Morales!

Bob: Uh, hmm…

Gov. Smith:  Mr. Morales, may I ask you a question — you know, preguntar, I think that’s the word — according to my evidence, I do not believe that you are ready to be the president of the United States of America. I do not think you are even an American citizen. I think you are an illegal immigrant.

Vice-President Morales: Governor Smith, I am offended by your ignorance and your use of those words! You do know that there is a law against “hate speech” and using the words “illegal immigrants” is hate speech? And, besides, you are wrong. I WAS an undocumented immigrant back in 2016. I came here against your racist laws when I was younger. I started working as a laborer, and then I went to college.

Gov. Smith: Hold on. How did a college accept you if you were illegal — I mean, undocumented?

Vice-President Morales: Colleges knew that it was racist to deny my people an education just because they weren’t American citizens. And, besides, the government gave money for schooling for mi pueblo. The colleges looked the other way, didn’t ask any questions. I mean they all were very open and very liberal about it. They adopted Critical Race theory. I even earned a Ph.D. from the University of California without the normal documents.

Fortunately for me, the United States government provided undocumented immigrants with work permits, so we could work, as I might call it, “illegally legal” in the USA. I collected government money and went to school under President Obama’s and then President Joe Biden’s executive orders. And most of your Anglo population just didn’t care as long as they could watch those TV programs like “Desperate Housewives” or “The Bachelorette,” or they could watch the NBA, and their children weren’t picked up for drugs, child support, or something like that.

Gov. Smith: Hold on. I am not familiar with that work permit thing. When was that? And what do you mean “illegally legal”?

Vice-President Morales: President Obama’s first executive order enabling us to work was in 2012, and there were others by President Jose Biden and then President Kamala Harris that came after that. “Illegally legal” means you were allowed to work legally even though you were undocumented. Of course, I’m not using these words in the current sense, against the law, but only in the historical sense, you know.

Gov. Jones: That doesn’t make any sense to me.

Vice-President Gonzalez: Ho! The U.S. government has never done anything that makes sense anyway. How come you never heard of the U.S. government providing work permits for millions of young undocumented immigrants back in 2012, 2023, and 2027? What were you doing back then?

Gov. Jones: Well…like you, I was in university. I majored in table tennis, and was on a table tennis scholarship. Thus, I have a broad background in American studies. I mean like most American youth I was deeply into traditional American culture, an avid follower of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. I usually watched educational television programs like “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol,” and all the other important cultural programs when I had free time from my studies in table tennis. Back then I didn’t care for politics or history much, as long as I had my iPhone, Twitter, and Facebook. You see, I got a solid education and a good preparation for serving the nation.

Vice-President Gonzalez: And you are running for the presidency?

Gov. Jones: Yes.

Vice-President Gonzalez: It seems to me most Americans at that time, including you, Governor Jones, were brainwashed by the media. Meanwhile, we undocumented immigrants came to the USA to work for you and have a better life. And we got strong support from your Anglo leadership, big tech and big business, and the Chamber of Commerce. Your elites were on our side. They actually helped us gain the positions of dominance we now have.

Gov. Jones: Mr. Gonzalez, on another point, for many years millions of illegal — I mean, undocumented — immigrants have received free medical treatment for everything from mild to severe conditions and most of the time in emergency rooms at state expense. It cost taxpaying citizens millions and millions of dollars, and this has only gotten worse in recent years under Advanced Obamacare. I think this is the reason our health system just broke down and totally collapsed in 2025.

What is interesting is that so much of the drug and alcohol abuse we continue to see is because of the Latino population. The percentage of drug and alcohol abuse in the Latino community is nearly 50 percent. I do not understand how abusing alcohol, cocaine, and other illegal drugs can make your life better.

Vice-President Gonzalez: I would not call those “illegal drugs,” Governor Jones. I would call them “undocumented drugs.”

Gov. Jones: I don’t think you can just interchange the words “illegal” and “undocumented” in this situation.

Vice-President Gonzalez: That’s your opinion. But, please, let me continue my story. I worked a while after I received my work permit. And then, along with thousands of mi pueblo we formed a large political pressure group to demand the right to be citizens since we had been in Norteamerica — the USA — since we were young. And one of the happiest days in my life was when the Congress overwhelmingly adopted that law. Even most Republicans accepted the inevitable.

I really appreciate the leadership of Anglos like Mitch McConnell, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and others, even though they did not realize that by supporting such measures they were writing the end of Anglo dominance north of the Rio Grande! [loud applause from the audience, with cheers of "Viva!"] My heart bleeds red, white, and blue, and I love your flag with its 57 stars. Every time I hear the United States national anthem, I feel the love that I have for this country.

Gov. Jones: Well, tell me, can you sing the national anthem?

Vice-President Gonzalez: I said “Every time I hear,” not “Every time I sing….”

Gov. Jones: I did not ask you what you hear. I asked you if you can sing the American national anthem.

Vice-President Gonzalez: Yes!

Gov. Jones: Sing it, then!

Vice-President Gonzalez: “Mexicanos, al grito de la guerra.…” [“Mexicans, at the cry of war …”]

Gov. Jones: Hold on. I believe that what you sang was the Mexican national anthem or maybe the anthem of AZTLAN or something. It wasn’t our national anthem, I know that much.

Vice-President Gonzalez: Can you sing it?

Gov. Jones: Of course I can. Godddd Blesssss America….

Vice-President Gonzalez: That’s not the US national anthem either.

Bob: Are both of you saying that you’re running for the president of the USA, but you can’t even sing the U.S. national anthem or know its words?

Gov. Jones: Uh, well, you see ….

Vice-President Gonzalez:  Who cares about the Norteamericano national anthem, anyway? Americans don’t even know how to sing their national anthem. When they are supposed to sing at sports events all they do is chant “USA! USA! USA!”

Bob: Well ….

Vice-President Gonzalez: I have not finished what I was trying to say. Stop interrupting me. Well, after the movement for U.S. citizenship, the president at that time in 2023, President Joe Biden, wanted to earn votes from us in the next election. Therefore, he managed to get through Congress immediate citizenship for millions of us undocumented immigrants. That’s how I became a citizen of the United States. And in addition, he engineered doing away with that birthright rule for becoming president. The Partido Democrático of California chose me to run for the United States Senate in 2028. In 2032 President Debbie Wasserman-Schultz chose me to be her running mate as the vice-presidential nominee to gain support from Mexican-Americans. And they got what they wished for. We won the election, and I became the vice president.

Gov. Jones: I don’t believe that you have the ability to be president anyway, Mr. Gonzalez. What do you know about our Constitution and our history?

Audience: Boo! Abajo the Constitution!

Vice-President Gonzalez: Well, gracias a Dios! That old racist Anglo history you talk about has been erased from our college and high school text books! Who wants to talk about Jorge Washington or Juan Adams — I mean, we now talk about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes and the repopulation of the western states with Latinos! We have a new history in los Estados Unidos — in the United States! Just think about recent history, Governor Jones.

After Presidents Biden and Kamala Harris, with support from Lindsey Graham, secured citizenship for us, we were able to bring over all our families and our friends, millions of new citizens. We even sent plane and bus tickets to our families. They came to the USA easily without having to clandestinely cross the border or walk through hot deserts. After that, we just had to file simple papers to get citizenship for our family members. Yeah, some right wing Americans who could not stand what was happening fled the USA to live somewhere else, but they had done nothing to stop us, either. And we were able to basically occupy the USA.

Of course, I admit that there were a few minor undesirable consequences. I mean some of mi pueblo also spread some viruses and diseases that you Anglos thought had been eradicated years earlier. And, then, more importantly, there was a vast cultural change. But just think how much better things are now? After all, we are like all the other “third world countries” — we are all equal. Isn’t that what both political parties wanted?

Bob: Well, let’s see ….

Gov. Jones: Can I say something?

Vice-President Gonzalez: And if you look at population statistics, you will learn that our Latino population has increased rapidly and continuously each year since 2012, while the Anglo population has decreased — no ninos, no Anglo children. Do you know the percentage of Latinos in the total United States population today?

Gov. Jones: No… No, not right off.

Vice-President Gonzalez: Sixty-five percent.

Gov. Jones: What!? (visibly shaken)

Vice-President Gonzalez: There is no doubt. I, Jose Gonzalez, will be the 48th president of the United States!

Audiences: Viva! Viva el presidente Gonzalez!

Bob: So, Vice-President Gonzalez, what will be your first priority if you win the election?

Vice-President Gonzalez: As you can see, 65 percent of American citizens are Latinos. Half of us are bilingual. The rest cannot speak English at all. I appreciate the U.S. government providing paid interpreters for them. But we need to cut our multi-trillion-dollar budget, and I believe it is a waste of government funds to pay for interpreters. Therefore, I will change the primary language in the USA to Spanish. After that, whoever cannot speak Spanish or learn it within one year will be deported.

Gov. Jones: Oh, let me say something, please ….

Bob: Well, sorry, our program time is up now.

A lone voice, shouting in English, from the audience: How did we get to this point?

Bob: Good night, America.

Friday, January 14, 2022

                                  January 14, 2022

 

MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey

 

Martin Luther King Day and the Destruction of the American Republic

                                                             


Friends,

As is my custom, each year for the Federal holiday celebrating Martin Luther King (whose birth date in January 15), I send out a cautionary essay I first began researching back in 2018. What I was attempting to do was urgently remind readers, specifically so-called “conservatives,” that King and his holiday are emblematic of the ongoing radical transformation of the American republic:  the mindless canonization and glorification of King, especially by the conservative movement, only advances this project. And the fact that most Republicans and “conservatives” now buy into it illustrates their puerility and abject surrender to a Leftist agenda. The resulting revolutionary destruction of the United States, our traditions, and our history cannot be overstated.

For in placing King and his legacy on a pedestal, alongside George Washington or Ronald Reagan, conservatives—whether they intend to or not—buy into that radical agenda. You simply cannot create a legitimate opposition to the madness that currently afflicts us by accepting the essential principles and foundation of our enemies.

King is now the salutary, untouchable, indeed, indisputably holy and magical American talisman—an Icon—whose legacy cannot and must not be questioned. To do so means you are by definition a “racist,” a “white supremacist,” probably a “fascist,” as well. And from the usual Progressivist voices to almost the entirety of the pundits on FOX (can you find an exception?) and in the Establishment conservative media, King is the newest Founding Father who confirms the imposed narrative that “America was founded on the ‘proposition’ of Equality’.” The problem, however, is that this historical template is false, undone by a serious and thorough examination of history and the documentation available. But it is used by both the Progressivists AND the “Movement Conservative” advocates to advance an agenda that in the end leads irreversibly Left…and the destruction of our Western civilization.

*****

Once again on the third Monday of January, Federal and state offices and many businesses either close or go on limited schedules due to Martin Luther King Day. We are awash with public observances, parades, prayer breakfasts, stepped-up school projects for our unwary and intellectually-abused children, and gobs and gobs of over-the-top television “specials” and movies, all geared to tell us—to shout it in our faces, if we don’t pay strict attention—that King was some sort of superhuman, semi-divine civil rights leader who brought the promise of equality to millions of Americans, a kind of modern St. John the Baptist ushering in the Millennium. And that he stands just below Jesus Christ in the pantheon of revered and adored historical personages…and in some ways, perhaps above Jesus Christ in the minds of many of his present-day devotees and epigones.

 

It may seem to do no good to issue a demurrer to this veritable religious “cult of Dr. King.” There are, indeed, numerous “Christian” churches that now “celebrate” this day just as if it were a major feast in the Christian calendar. In short, Martin Luther King has received de facto canonization religiously and in the public mind as no other person in American history.

 

Mention the fact that King probably plagiarized as much as 40 % of his Boston University Ph.D. dissertation [cf. Theodore Pappas, Plagiarism and the Culture War: The Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr, and Other Prominent Americans, 1998 and Martin Luther King Jr Plagiarism Story, 1994], or that he worked closely with known Communists throughout his life, or that he advocated American defeat in Vietnam while praising Ho Chi Minh, or that he implicitly countenanced violence and Marxism, especially later in his life [cf., Congressional Record, 129, no. 130 (October 3, 1983): S13452-S13461]—mention any of these accusations confirmed begrudgingly by his establishment biographers David Garrow and Taylor Branch, or mention his even-by-current-standards violent “rough sex” escapades which apparently involved even under-agers (cf., Cooper Sterling, VDare.com, January 13, 2018) and you immediately get labeled a “racist” and condemned by not just the zealous King flame-keepers on the Left, but by such “racially acceptable” Neoconservatives as Brian Kilmeade and Dinesh D’Souza who supposedly are on the Right.

 

Indeed, in some ways Establishment “conservatives” such as Kilmeade, Rich Lowry (National Review), D’Souza, Glenn Beck, the talking heads on Fox, and many others, not only eagerly buy into this narrative, they now have converted King into a full-fledged, card-carrying member of “Conservatism Inc.”—the (contemporary) “conservative movement”—a “plaster saint” iconized as literally no one else in our history.

 

Celebrating King becomes a means for these ersatz conservatives to demonstrate their “civil rights” and “egalitarian” bona fides. The Neoconservatives—who dominate modern conservatism—with their philosophical and ideological origins over on the Trotskyite Left of the 1930s and 1940s, when they made their pilgrimage towards conservatism in the 1960s and 1970s brought with them a fervent believe in a globalist New World Order egalitarianism that characterized Trotskyite Marxist ideology, and the determination to redefine and re-orient the traditional American Rightwing, and to re-write, as well, American history.

 

Thus, the purges of the old conservative movement in the 1980s and 1990s—there was no room for Southern conservatives like Mel Bradford, no room for traditionalist Catholics like Frederick Wilhelmsen or Brent Bozell Sr., no room for paleo-libertarians like Murray Rothbard, no room for Old Right anti-egalitarians like Paul Gottfried, and no room for “America Firsters” like Pat Buchanan…And those traditional conservatives who were too significant in the “pantheon of greats,” like a Russell Kirk, they attempted to simply whitewash and give them new, cleaned up images and identities (part and parcel of their “rewriting” of conservatism). Thus, Kirk’s opposition to the civil rights bills of the 1960s and 1970s, his staunch arguments against egalitarianism, his willingness to debate cognitive disparities between the races (publishing, for example, reviews of Dr. Audrey M. Shuey’s study, The Testing of Negro Intelligence, in his publication, The University Bookman—I know, as I was there in Mecosta, Michigan, working as his assistant when it happened) are all swept under the carpet or carefully ignored.

 

In this, in fact, the dominant Neocons have joined with their cousins on the “farther Left,” to the point that Bush consultant guru and Fox pundit, Karl Rove, could boast that hardcore Marxist/Communist anti-South historian Eric Foner (who lamented the collapse of Soviet Communism) was his favorite historian (when examining Reconstruction) (See Dr. Paul Gottfried’s incisive critique of Foner and those “conservatives” who have praised him, “Guilt Trip,” The American Conservative,” May 4, 2009, pp. 21-23). And now neo-Reconstruction historian Allen Guelzo is warmly welcomed in the pages of establishment mainstream “conservative” publications.

 

King Day has become, then, for the Conservative Movement an opportunity for it to beat its chest, brag about its commitment to civil rights and the American “dream,” the unrealized idea of equality (that is, to distort and re-write the history of the American Founding), and to protect its left flank against the ever increasing charges that it could be, just might be, maybe is—“racist” or “white supremacist.”

 

And for the “farther Left,” that catapulting cultural “woke” juggernaut that continues to move the societal and political goalposts to the Left, King Day becomes as a major ideological blitzkrieg, a weaponized cudgel used to strike down and silence anyone, anywhere, who might offer the slightest dissent to the latest barbarity and latest “advance” in civil rights, now expanded to include not just everything “racial,” but also same sex marriage, transgenderism and abortion on demand. Martin Luther King–that deeply and irredeemably flawed and fraudulent figure imposed upon us and our consciousness—has become an icon, a totem, who serves in martyred death the purposes of continuing Revolution.

 

The heavily-documented literature detailing the real Martin Luther King is abundant and remains uncontroverted and basically uncontested. During the debates over establishing a national “King Day” in the mid-1980s, Senators Jesse Helms and John East (both North Carolinians) led the opposition, supplying the Congress and the nation, and anyone with eyes to read, full accounts of the “King legacy,” from his close association and collaboration with the Communist Party USA to his advocacy of violence and support for the Communists in North Vietnam, to implicit support for Marxist revolution domestically. Ironically, it was Robert Woodson, a noted black Republican, who highlighted in a lecture given to honor the “conservative virtues” of King at the Heritage Foundation on November 5, 1993, the difficulties in getting black advocates of the older generation to respect King’s role as a Civil Rights leader. According to Woodson, as quoted in an excellent essay by Paul Gottfried,

 

“…when Dr. King tried to bring the Civil Rights movement together with the [Marxist] peace movement, it was Carl Rowan who characterized King as a Communist, not Ronald Reagan. I remember being on the dais of the NAACP banquet in Darby, Pennsylvania when Roy Wilkins soundly castigated King for this position.” [Paul Gottfried, “The Cult of St. Martin Luther King – A Loyalty Test for Careerist Conservatives?” January 16, 2012]

 

Indeed, as reported by The Washington Post, at a celebration of the life of W.E.B. Du Bois at Carnegie Hall in February 1968, King, while praising the co-founder of the NAACP who became a Communist in his later years, declared that America was possessed of an “irrational obsessive anti-communism.”

 

But not only that, behind the scenes there were voluminous secretly-made FBI recordings and accounts of King’s violent sexual escapades, often times with more than two or three others involved in such “rough sex” trysts; and of his near total hypocrisy when discussing civil rights and other prominent civil rights leaders. It is, to put it mildly, a sorry record, scandalous even by today’s standards…Indeed, King makes Harvey Weinstein look like a meek choirboy in comparison.

 

But you won’t hear any of that mentioned by the falling-all-over-itself Mainstream Media or the media mavens on Fox. In fact, such comments will get you exiled to the far reaches of the Gobi Desert and labeled a “racist,” quicker that my cocker spaniel gobbles down his kibble.

 

Rather than rehash and restate all the various accusations, backed up with substantial and overwhelming documentation, let me offer something of an annotated bibliography and history of MLK Day. Almost all the material is now available and accessible online, including material from the Congressional Record.

 

First, essential to understanding the background of just how we got King Day, the late Dr. Samuel Francis’s account is critical. Originally written to preface the publication of voluminous testimony and documentation placed in the Congressional Record by Senator Helms, Francis’s essay and the Helms’ dossier were eventually published in book form. A few years back Dr. Francis’s introduction and his detailed background essay and the lengthy Congressional Record material (which he prepared for Helms) were put online. For a complete understanding of King’s association and cooperation with American Communists and his endorsement of Vietnamese Communism, as well as his putative endorsement of Marxism here in the United States while condemning the free enterprise system, these two items are essential reading:

 

Dr. Samuel Francis, “The King Holiday and Its Meaning,” February 26, 2015.

 

Dr. Samuel Francis, “Remarks of Senator Jesse Helms. Congressional Quarterly,” February 26, 2005.

 

To fully understand the serious plagiarism charges leveled against King and the academic and politically-correct skullduggery that surrounded Boston University’s decision not to rescind his doctoral degree, Theodore Pappas’s two detailed studies, cited above, offer fascinating and scandalously revealing details. But other writers, also, upon cursory examination, have found numerous other instances of his plagiarism.

 

Remember the “I Have a Dream” speech? Well, as Jim Goad wrote in Takimag back in 2012:

 

“…the immortalized in MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech in the part where he beseeches God…to “Let freedom ring from the Stone Mountain of Georgia.” King stole that passage about Stone Mountain from a 1952 oratory delivered by another black preacher at the Republican National Convention. He also allegedly plagiarized parts of the first public sermon he ever delivered back in 1947.” [Jim Goad, “I’m So Bored with MLK,” Takimag, January 16, 2012]

 

But, say the Neocon scribblers at National Review and the pundits on Fox, wasn’t King really a conservative at heart, an old-fashioned black Baptist who believed in the tenets of traditional Christianity? Shouldn’t we simply overlook these all-too-human foibles?

 

To answer that I should mention VDare editor Peter Brimelow’s superb essay which offers additional insight on the King Day holiday and which summarizes much of the information, ideological uses, and controversy surrounding him and his holiday. It was originally published in 2015, but he has republished it each year to coincide with this annual national paroxysm: “ ‘Time To Rethink Martin Luther King Day’–The 2017 Edition.”

 

Finally, I can think of no better summation of the real meaning of King Day and its bare-knuckled ideological use to deconstruct, dissolve and obliterate American traditions and heritage than to cite, again, Sam Francis:

 

“[T]he true meaning of the holiday is that it serves to legitimize the radical social and political agenda that King himself favored and to delegitimize traditional American social and cultural institutions—not simply those that supported racial segregation but also those that support a free market economy, an anti-communist foreign policy, and a constitutional system that restrains the power of the state rather than one that centralizes and expands power for the reconstruction of society and the redistribution of wealth. In this sense, the campaign to enact the legal public holiday in honor of Martin Luther King was a small first step on the long march to revolution, a charter by which that revolution is justified as the true and ultimate meaning of the American identity. In this sense, and also in King’s own sense, as he defined it in his speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, the Declaration of Independence becomes a “promissory note” by which the state is authorized to pursue social and economic egalitarianism as its mission, and all institutions and values that fail to reflect the dominance of equality—racial, cultural, national, economic, political, and social—must be overcome and discarded.


“By placing King—and therefore his own radical ideology of social transformation and reconstruction—into the central pantheon of American history, the King holiday provides a green light by which the revolutionary process of transformation and reconstruction can charge full speed ahead. Moreover, by placing King at the center of the American national pantheon, the holiday also serves to undermine any argument against the revolutionary political agenda that it has come to symbolize. Having promoted or accepted the symbol of the new dogma as a defining—perhaps the defining—icon of the American political order, those who oppose the revolutionary agenda the symbol represents have little ground to resist that agenda.” [January 16, 2006]

 

I will not be celebrating this day; rather, it is for me a mournful reminder of what has happened and is happening to this country.

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