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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 31, 2010/ 21 Elul, 5770

A ‘Dream’ Debased

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Funny me, I always thought Martin Luther King's greatness rested on the idea that his vision was transcendent. We were not black and white Americans, we were Americans, period. Nothing epitomized this more than King's vision of a future in which people would "not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character." Apparently Al Sharpton didn't get the message. "We're not giving them this day. This is our day, and we ain't giving it away," said Sharpton. To what was he referring? Glenn Beck's "Restore Honor" rally which took place on the same date and at the same Lincoln Memorial location as MLK's 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech.

It is completely unsurprising that a huckster like Al Sharpton feels the need to keep fanning the flames of racial division. And make no mistake: "our day" means that Martin Luther King is to be considered a "blacks only" icon who is not to be "co-opted" by the more than 250,000 "mostly white" people who showed up for radio host Glenn Beck's celebration of traditional American values. The day the majority of black Americans reject Sharpton's vision of a "hopelessly racist" country is the day Al has to go out and get a real job.

Unfortunately, Sharpton is far from alone. The American left has long stoked the flames of racial division for political gain. In their world, conservatism is a synonym for racism and/or bigotry. In their world, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin--and apparently even Martin Luther King's niece, Alveda King--have "desecrated" King's legacy by holding a rally on "their" day. In their world, Dr. King is reduced from a transformative American statesman--to a mascot for leftist-inspired racial grievances.

Once again, the mainstream media is willing to go along with the charade. Only those completely bereft of journalistic integrity could, as many of them did, describe what occurred on August 28th as "dueling rallies." By most estimates, Glenn Beck drew well over 250,000 Americans to his gathering. Estimates for Al Sharpton's crowd? 250 people. Only in leftist media-land does a one-thousand-to-one ratio become "competitive."

And only in leftist media-land does someone like Al Sharpton become the "Official Voice of Black America."

Based on what? Can anyone remotely imagine any conservative American, black or white, with as tattered a track record as Al Sharpton's being granted the kind of media elevation he now enjoys? How does a man who perpetrated the Tawana Brawley hoax for which he was fined; who referred to Jews as "diamond merchants" during the Crown Heights riots; and who referred to those who wanted to run a business in Harlem as "white interlopers" become a spokesman for anyone?

The answer is simple. Al Sharpton is perfectly aligned to liberalism's need to maintain as much racial divisiveness in America as possible. If liberals can't continue to convince black Americans that conservatives are their enemies, they're in serious trouble. If "content of character" prevails over "color of skin," it becomes harder and harder to convince people they are "victims" of something beyond their control, for which expanding government is the only mitigating factor. If liberals' demonization of black dissent--which has been so successful that more black Americans cheered the acquittal of O.J. Simpson for murder than the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court--can be exposed for the totalitarian suppression it truly is, progressivism becomes unsustainable.

And liberals know it. It is why they celebrate a "flexible" definition of "family"--even when they know an over seventy percent-out-of-wedlock birth rate, and the legions of fatherless boys it produces, is the single most destructive element plaguing black communities. It is why they bemoan the condition of inner-city schools--even as they fight tooth and nail to maintain the unionist status quo that has kept those schools mired in substandard conditions for fifty years. It is why their definition of "compassion" is how many black Americans they can get on government programs--as opposed to off of them. It is why the leftist-dominated entertainment industry continues to promote black gangsterism, thuggery and misogyny--as entertainment It is why certain elements of American history--such as the fact that the Republican party was founded as the anti-slave party and that the Democrats founded the Ku Klux Klan--must be suppressed.

It is why the overwhelming majority of Americans black and white are unaware of the fact the Martin Luther King was a Republican.

Why? Perhaps it's because he envisioned a world where "all of G0d's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands…"

That is a world completely anathema to liberals. Unless the flames of racial discord are continually stoked, the real issues which plague America, such as runaway spending and a teetering economy will have to be addressed. Democrats might even be forced to explain how fifty years of unblinking, black American loyalty has, according to those same Democrats, yielded virtually nothing in terms of racial progress.

I urge Americans of every ethnicity to read Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech which is easily accessible on the internet. After reading it, ask yourself a simple question: which political ideology, liberal or conservative, is more closely aligned with Dr. King?

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Previously:


08/25/10:
American ‘Bigots’ Versus Media Propagandists
08/23/10: Recovery Bummer
08/19/10: An Unholy Alliance of Radicals
08/16/10: You've Lost America, Mr. President
08/13/10: The Twin Towers of Progressive Disconnect
08/11/10: A Far Better ‘National Discussion’
08/09/10: It's ‘Only’ One Dead Nun
08/06/10: Incremental Tyranny
08/04/10: Ground Zero Mosque: Context Counts
08/02/10: The Arizona Ruling: a Gift for November
07/29/10: The United Cities of America
07/26/10: JournoList: ‘Coordinated’ Ideological Bankruptcy
07/20/10: Go For Broke Or Get Out of the Way
07/14/10: You're a Liberal/Progressive if You Believe…
07/12/10: $33-an-hour--For Sleeping On the Job
07/08/10: Extortionist Government
07/06/10: ‘Commerce Clause’ Totalitarians
07/01/10: Another Public School Travesty in MA
06/30/10: Calling YOUR Bluff, Mr. President
06/28/10: A Trifecta of Progressive Corruption
06/23/10: Plug the Darn Hole --- In Our Border
06/21/10: Our Empty-Suit-in-Chief
06/16/10: Betraying Our Children
06/14/10: Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?
06/07/10: Politically Correct Warfare
06/01/10: Bill Maher's ‘Black’ President
05/25/10: A Mosque At Ground Zero
05/23/10: Libs Stand Tall --- For Mexico
05/19/10: The 'Unintended Consequences' of Liberalism
05/17/10: 'Los' Suns: Stuck on Stupido
05/12/10: Union Audacity: Yes We Will!
05/10/10: Greeks, Leaks and and Double-Speak
05/05/10: Twelve Million Illegals --- or Thirty?
05/02/10: Republicans: Playing Not to Lose Doesn't Cut It
04/28/10: Arizona: Progressivism's Waterloo?
04/26/10: Son of Amnesty
04/22/10: Mortgages and Moral Meltdowns
04/20/10: Bashing Christians — Or Gays?
04/15/10: Personal Integri-‘tea’
04/12/10: Fools, Tools and Ghouls
04/08/10: (Tea) Party On
04/05/10: The Triumph of Mediocrity
04/02/10: Two For the Road
03/29/10: The Innate Immorality of Liberalism
03/24/10: The Art of War
03/22/10: I Want My Country Back
03/18/10: A Perpetual Process
03/17/10: American Exhibitionists
03/15/10: A Light Bulb Moment of Clarity
03/10/10: Little Things Mean A Lot
02/03/10: Budgetary Fork in the Road
02/01/10: Liberal Economic Illiteracy
01/27/10: ‘Roe-ing and Wade-ing’ Back to Reason
01/25/10: Arrogance When Up, Denial When Down
01/20/10: Connecting the Educational Dots
01/19/10: The Next Tea Party?
01/15/10: The Myth That Keeps on Giving
01/13/10: Airport Security Begins Away From the Airport
01/11/10: Secrets and Lies
01/08/10: Embracing Bigotry — or Rejecting Bullying?
01/06/10: Hanging by an Ideological Thread
01/04/10: Our ‘Wonderama’ Bureaucracy
12/30/09: A Day Off
12/28/09: Dangerous Myths
12/25/09: I, Me, Mine
12/23/09: A Very Harry Christmas
12/21/09: My Opinon
12/18/09: The Party of Repeal
12/15/09: Privileged Exemption
11/30/09: ‘Settled’ Science and Unsettled Children
11/30/09: American Sharia Law
11/23/09:The Trial (Travesty) of the Century
11/04/09: American Vampires and Their Political Enablers
11/01/09: ‘Opting Out’ of Insanity?
10/28/09: Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required
10/26/09: Communism: Nazism With Better PR
10/21/09: Just Asking
10/16/09: Cost Projections vs. Actual Costs, or Hope and Change vs. Reality
10/14/09: News you can use …
10/07/09: Incremental Insidiousness
10/05/09: MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency
09/30/09: Iran: Bad Options and Unpreparedness
09/21/09: Crying Racism: the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
09/11/09: 9/11 Cannot Be Sanitized
09/08/09: ‘Truthers’ and Consequences
09/01/09: A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

© 2010, Arnold Ahlert

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