“Whenever the early Christians entered a town, the people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being “disturbers of the peace” and “outside agitators.” But the Christians pressed on, in the conviction that they were “a colony of heaven,” called to obey God rather than man.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forty-five years ago, a humble servant of God sat in a detainment facility in Birmingham, Alabama, and wrote a letter to his fellow clergymen, whom he felt had left him too desirous of support in his fight for freedom. In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, King displayed wisdom that extends far beyond the reaches of the media’s anointed black leaders of America today. King’s words make Barack Obama sound as thoughtful as George Wallace.
Barack Obama is the self-proclaimed historical apex of liberty and justice in America. In addition to being incorrect, this assertion reveals his own narrow mind and prejudiced heart. Obama is currently the most prominent member of a group of elite blacks who have climbed atop the shoulders of a once-pure movement for liberty and justice, tracking mud and flinging dung along their path, and corrupting the exterior of the civil rights movement, whose core struggle for individual freedom under God will always remain pure. Dishonest, selfish opportunists, like the Obamas, the Clintons, the Sharptons, and the Jacksons, have given a bad name to a great cause.
King was, like myself, a faithful individualist. He believed in the sciences, natural rights, natural law, and the rule of God. This philosophy is what gave him the wisdom, compassion and courage to follow an unpopular and dangerous path. Obama is almost exactly the opposite of King. Like so many politicians before him, Obama believes he is a better ruler than God. He idolizes himself, and nearly all of his followers join in his regrettable rejection of truth. He follows a path beaten to a point of no adversity, and lined with easy cash for liars, sycophants and opportunists.
I could easily attack John McCain on the same charge, because he too would rather rule than lead, but McCain has not so boldly demanded comparison of himself to anyone I particularly admire. He has shown great honesty in allowing himself to be compared to the current President of the United States. There is sadly little difference between the two selfish front-runners for the presidency. When Barack Obama, however, allows himself to be cast in the same light as Martin Luther King, Jr., he commits an awful error that cannot be ignored. King himself, if he were to know Barack Obama, would liken the Senator more to Pilate than to the Messiah, as some in the media have called him.
King believed in God, and the rights of the individual. Obama believes in democracy, and the conscience of a mob, which bears similarity to one that would have lynched King, given the opportunity.
King believed in challenging people. Obama believes in bending to challenges.
King saw one race. Obama sees many.
King wanted Americans to rule themselves. Obama wants to rule Americans.
King’s color was, to himself, merely the external shell of his human being. Obama believes his color is his being. Given their environments, it seems these attitudes would be reversed, but principle is not determined by time or place, and everywhere that King was overflowing with it, Obama will lack it unconscionably.
King saw things as they were. Obama sees things in whatever light he wishes to view them.
King believed in God. Obama believes he is God.
King fought the chains of government. Obama tightens and secures them.
King was a prophet. Obama is a profiteer.
King was suspicious of men who sought power. Obama seeks power.
In short, King was a truly principled man, and Obama is a disingenuous fraud.