The day before the real birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest of all Americans, and a great human being, Rep. Steve King, of Iowa, was basically rendered racially toxic by his party. He will not receive any committee assignments in Congress as a result of his comments endorsing white supremacy and being pretty unapologetic. In addition, Dr. James Watson, a renowned scientist in the field of DNA research, has also been isolated and labeled a racist pariah for statements he made (his views on race) regarding race and white genetic supremacy.
Dr. King is 90 today. The loss of his voice and ideas is society is tragic and destructive to human society. Poisonous, angry, diseased minds rule the airwaves and control the discourse. Thus, it was good in the last few days that some think racist thought in our society is not cool despite all of the racism that still permeates everywhere.
Dr. King’s vision of a society where people would not judge people because of skin color is elusive and seemingly no longer being pursued by the society he sought to transform. The President of the United States is a racist and his words have actions have encouraged racist conduct from others. Charlottsville, right?
When it was discovered that by 2040 or 2050, the U.S. would look more like California racially, panic set in. Some used this development as justification to perpetuate the worst ideas humans have conceived. Racist fears have taken over. Racial hatred is being acted upon. Racism is strong and mighty and still has to be smashed when it raises its head.
The U.S. is in a dire state of affairs. The writer, Chris Hedges thinks the country is doomed and racism, economic inequality, and militarism are at the core of this destruction, according to Hedges. These three ideals were condemned by Dr. King throughout his life.