Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

OPINION: How Martin’s Dream Became A Nightmare…


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Martin Luther King Jr. is arguably considered the most famous African- American man in United States history. His August 28, 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech is one of the most famous speeches in American history. Many people have different interpretations of what his “dream” was. I guess at the end of the day only he would know, because after all it’s his dream, right? I have massive respect for this man although I don’t fully agree with his philosophy. The questions I’d like for us all to ask ourselves is if Martin Luther King Jr. were brought back to life today would he be pleased with what the black community has amounted to since his death? Is this what he wanted? Would he consider this a dream come true? Do you think he would condone the behavior of the black masses today in 2013? Well allow me to give my personal thoughts in response to these questions.

Before I continue I would like to give some detailed definitions to some important words.

Integrate – 1. To form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or UNIFIED WHOLE.
2. to unite with something else.
3.To open to people of all races or ethnic groups without restriction.

Unity – 1. The state or quality of being one; singleness.
2. The state or quality of being in accord; harmony.
3. The combination or arrangement of parts into a whole; unification.

Conform – 1. Comply with rules, standards, or laws.
2. Behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards: “the pressure to conform”.
3. To be obedient or compliant.

In my personal opinion, Black Americans never integrated and have never been fully accepted by White America.
Black Americans have conformed; we agreed to be compliant to the rules White America had set for us.

After the desegregation laws were passed, some were holding hands singing “Oh Happy Days” racism over!!! What we fail to realize is that America is run by owners who never “integrated” their wealth, power, or control. The top 1% of this country are the descendants of the owners who benefited from murder and enslavement of Native Americans and Africans.

In 2013, the owners of 99.9 percent of everything in this country are WHITE. Why is ownership significant to integration? Because when you own shit you get to make the RULES, you get to set the prices, and you have the POWER. Therefore one who does not own anything cannot set rules, cannot set prices, and has no power.

Which leads to my next point, the education system was never integrated. Black & Whites went to school to learn white Eurocentric history/culture. African/black studies are not required nor truly asserted into the curriculum. Black and White students do not learn much of anything positive about African/black culture. The result of this is maintenance of racism due to ignorance.

Because of that naturally there is a lack of respect for blacks which builds an inferiority complex in blacks and a superiority complex in whites. . Wait, there is one month given to blacks. “Black History Month” which is “Black History” but American history is White history, when they are the SAME history that happened in this country. Furthermore I don’t want you to lose the point.

Why isn’t the curriculum integrated? Because blacks don’t make the rules and White America hasn’t decided to yet. Why don’t blacks make the rules? Because blacks don’t own shit. Why don’t blacks own shit? Well besides the fact that since slavery there have been systematic rules /laws put in place to keep blacks from owning shit, blacks conformed during desegregation, gave up on black businesses. (With the Exception of the Black Panthers Party) The owners of this country never integrated the wealth so they’ll continue to make the rules and set the laws we OBEY, even if it’s not in our favor.

If the country truly Wanted to UNITE it would have integrated the wealth economically as well as with the education system. Black Men and Women are being incarcerated at alarming rates and not much is being done about it from “America”, why is that? Because the prison system is a business and blacks don’t own any parts of it. White owners are profiting off imprisonment. The New Jim Crow Laws. Pick up a book, wake up, get active, and organize. Slavery never ended it just changed forms.

America has never “United”; to do that would mean equal opportunities, benefits, and representation of all people. America never truly integrated either. If America were truly integrated it would erase white privilege, but white supremacy just can’t have that.

Maybe it’s called “A Dream” because you have to be asleep to believe it?
You know what? Let me put this drink down before I say something I regret.

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  • 84stickupkid

    What a disgusting thought…the debauchary of the internet knows no bounds. ”I have a dream that one day men will be judged not by the color of their skin, but content of their character” DON’T GET IT TWISTED…

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  • magmaticace

    you have a point… they cut him down before we could truly see his vision… i have a dream is the speech THEY wanted to hear

  • Leo Heem

    I’m what they call an Hispanic American, but no matter how much they wanted me to be proud of my so called race,I could not relate to that mentality. I grew up with all races and I love all of them equally. So his dream has come true, because I exist. You must have love and peace in your heart to understand Dr. King. Only then will you realize its not about representing one kind of race, its about representing the human race.. If not, your not better than the white man was and are just out for vengeance. The richest man in the world is a Mexican, and they look down on Mexicans in this country. In time they will be more black people in power, along with Hispanics, Asians, Arabs and all other Americans. And after that we can stop being Americans and start working on being Earthlings.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      yes we are living out his dream preach !!

    • 84stickupkid

      Good post man

    • Ranger

      That was a heart warming but unrealistic statement. We can’t deny the fact that there is still no equality in America. Yes, we have to have love and peace in our heart but that does not change the fact that minorities are still at the bottom of the totem pole in every category (except musicians and athletes which is a very small percentage) and will continue to be until we realize nothing will change until we change it. True enough things have improved for blacks and I think Dr. King would be proud of the progress we’ve made but I also believe he’d say we still have a lot of work to do. In short , I agree with the editorial and your statement to a certain extent but those in power strategize to stay in power and I think its time for us to do some strategizing of our own.

  • Seriouslyfolks

    MLK was a member of the Black Boule, a Black Fraternity Secret Society
    that was patterned after Skull and Bones. He got killed after he went
    off script after realizing he had been duped and used. His ideas were
    becoming more like Malcolm and Marcus Garvey by the day, and then he made the mistake of attempting to actually earn his Nobel Peace Prize, by speaking against the Military-Industrial Complex’s foray into Southeast Asia. BIG no-no.
    You mean to tell me that no other white men thought of a high-powered
    rifle from a long range until April of 1968? He was funded and protected by The White Power Structure. Let’s be honest, The Civil Rights Movement only happened because the U.S. needed Black Dollars, and Black
    Economic Independence was becoming a threat to the White Power Structure. What did we gain? The right to be consumers? The right to spend money but not make, produce, our own anything? Where are our factories? Why do our women support a BILLION dollar hair weave industry which is both self hate on display by adopting Euro-centric standards of beauty, and while making Indians and Koreans filthy rich while not putting that money back into their communities, or Afro-centric Hair-Car businesses that support our natural standards of beauty. We gained the right make other communities rich while living under the delusion that we actually have a Black Community. A real community requires Economic/Political Power, much like Jack Nicholson told you at the beginning of “The Departed,” but I guess
    nobody peeped game. Find out how many slaves there were in 1863. Now find out how many Black Men and Women are in prison today. Do the comparative math and sit with that thought for awhile.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      alot of the hair stuff is own by black people do your research i believe the first black female millionare got her millions thru hair care reproduction …. alot of people are in prison period … but me and you are not … .REPRESENT !!

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist,
        regarded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. She made
        her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and
        hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        and this was decades ago when woman especially black woman had it ruff .. in this day in age while your waiting on white acceptance you just chasing an ILLUSION get out and get it cause this lady got it when black people realy need acceptance from white folks ….. so i ask anyone who agrees with WAITING ON WHITE ACCEPTANCE ….. what are you doing !!!!! whats really holding you back EXCEPT YOUR SELF and your own INSECURITIES !!!!!! its 2014 our president is black WAKE THE F*CK UP !

      • Brooklyn Stoop

        you have no clue about what your talking bout. no one is “waiting” on white acceptance. but when you as a black person shun things that are black then your playing into white acceptance. when you as a black person help pass saggin pants laws and mandatory minimums for crack dealers while coke dealers got less time…………all that was done for white acceptance. yes we complain about crack sentencing but like madman CJ walker and her self hate hair products eventually these things destroyed us. clarence thomas not only benefitted from affirmative action he also had a “pro black” organization he headed…………now he is the most anti black person on the bench
        white acceptance isnt something that black people wait for, but when you have black people that diss there dark skin, their hair texture other blacks, dont want to name your child a “certain” name out of fear that they might not get a job…………..all that IS to be accepted by whites. even your beloved prez was NOT accepted by blacks (the majority looked at hiliary) until whatever that white state was (oregon maybe, cant remember) voted in favor for barack…………the problem is white acceptance have been adopted in the black consciousness for so long that its on auto pilot and fools think that they are NOT looking for white acceptance, they just do what they do cause they want to and thats the illusion home boy.

        and FYI………it was white women who had it rough in america not the black women……….she have never been unequal to her black man in ANY fashion, it was the white feminist women who convince the black women that she (the black women) was oppressed. and if you want names and examples i can provide that. we had females flying planes (b4 tustegee) when the military was still segregated

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        im not saying you are waiting for white acceptance that was for anyone who is … i know i dont and wont just doesnt exist in my perception of life …. which is what confuses things and why we as a people prob wont get on the same page no matter how much logic is spewed because everyone has thier own perception on life …… it is what it is ………

      • LD51

        No brother. Do not give up. It is NOT what it is. I think this is the problem. We as passionate, educated (self or otherwise), strong minded brothers, see no real viable options. We get into conflict with each other and at best agree to a cease fire. No. If we were ever united (and I believe we were in Africa before…) anywhere on this planet or anywhere in the universe we can and will be again. This is not theoretical this is physics. I believe one solution is to retrain (or simply train) people how to think. For themselves. You can tell me facts all day long but despite what Jay Z and others would have you believe numbers lie at least as much if not more than men and women. But if I have learned to analyze my world critically, I can explore both information given to me and go seek it out in the worlds. I believe at the end we all who truly seek will come to the same knowledge. Now we have to get ALL of OUR people to think. For themselves. Eviscerating the fallacies of our fallible human perceptions. To me, perception, like everything else, is a skill, a talent, one you have to train and constantly nurture and nourish. Our people are the strongest ever created. Why else would so many intricately, malicious, complex plots to steal, rape, and kill our people every single day be created, enforced, and generally covered up in innuendo and governmental beuracryacy/legislation? I mean, they taught us to hate ourselves.

      • Seriouslyfolks

        That was almost 100 years ago, and if I’m not mistaken, although she was successful, this is the sista that set off the whole “ironing” and “flattening” of hair., and sistas adopting white standards of beauty. I am talking about a UNIFIED POWER, not some “twos and fews” or some “talented tenth.” Real Economic Power.

      • Guest

        her name was Madam CJ Walker but really what are you talking about? u just talking to be talking?

    • LD51

      Damn brother, thank you. You seriously broke it all the way down.

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  • Repo Man

    I took one look at your twitter page and came to the conclusion that the pot just crossed paths with the kettle.

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    worrying about white acceptance is similar to worrying about acceptance from your haters ….. #thinkaboutit

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  • i’mreloaded!

    Simple and plain, it is a nightmare. We’ll never be able to rise as people because we to busy stabbing each other in the back. MLK would prolly say “Ya’ll niggaz ain’t shit, after all I done, ya’ll fell right into the White man’s plan. To kill off your own people”. Although we do have some hard working, upstanding Black people in our communities, they are severely outnumbered by ignorant, complacent niggas with no ambition who always wanna hand out or hook-up without putting in work it takes to succeed. Hard to say, but I’m embarrassed how fucced up we are as a people right now. Truth hurts.

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  • LD51

    Read the first paragraph:

    http://www .historynet.com/emancipation-proclamation

    • Brooklyn Stoop

      and this is the 1st paragraph:

      Emancipation Proclamation summary: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as the country entered the third year of the Civil War. It declared that “all persons held as slaves … shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free”—but it applied only to states designated as being in rebellion, not to the slave-holding border states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri or to areas of the Confederacy that had already come under Union control. The careful planning of this document, with Lincoln releasing it at just the right moment in the war, ensured that it had a great positive impact on the Union efforts and redefined the purpose of the war. The Emancipation Proclamation continues to be a symbol of equality and social justice.

      • LD51

        Thanks brother.

  • great post my brother

  • smthnclvrr

    Black, asian, any white that’s not a 1%….everybody but those owners are bad off nowadays.