Martin Luther King Day Competition (late, but wotthehell)
After the gratifying response to
Against Christmas Competition, we just
didn`t get around to this year`s Martin
Luther King School Brainwashing Prize. So
many targets, so little time! However, MLK Day
got around to us. A VDARE reader writes that his
8-year old daughter came home from school to
report a special presentation, by an alleged
victim, on King and segregation – after which
the children were told by their teachers that
any reservations by parents were to be IGNORED.
This inspired him to some Internet research.
Establishment has turned January into a period
of heavy Martin Luther King indoctrination.
Typical lesson plans
envisage brainwashing by setting the students to
revile one particular segment of the class.
Blue-eyed children recur as popular targets.
(Scroll down to “Citizenship/
Role-Playing.”) There are a great many similar
sites on the web. Uniform indoctrination is
facilitated greatly by the Internet.)
The effect is to whip up
hatred against Southerners and therefore the
Founding Peoples generally; and to trigger
anxiety, stress and guilt amongst such groups.
Of course no contradiction
However, what the Internet
takes, it can also give back. At least those not
imprisoned by Hate Speech filters can find the
Of course, dissent from MLK-worship
is wildly unpopular. So some of the sources here
are sternly right-radical, and all are
unfashionable. [VDARE`s position: truth is an
Another wonderful but sadly
unfinished project linked here deals with King`s
astonishingly extensive plagiarism,
which, apart from his brutality to women, is
probably the failing most likely to distress his
This subject was of course
brilliantly opened by Theodore Pappas` book Plagiarism
and The Culture War: The Writings of Martin
Luther King, Jr., and Other Prominent Americans.
Another excellent statement
of the anti-King case is by Sam
Francis. (Francis of course deserves
much of the credit for the construction of the
Helms statement.) Note also the trenchant introduction to the Council of
Conservative Citizens group of postings.
Happily, the managers of
the Great Martin Luther King Scam have a quite
different but increasing problem: the
indignation of the radical Left. Their position
is that King was so
a Marxist socialist (good) and enemy of the
US Cold War effort (fine), whose womanizing
merely proves his vitality (who cares – it`s
private). A good statement of this view, with
the added ingredient of black supremacism, is
Michael Eric Dyson`s remarkable 2000 biography I May
Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther
These contributors are
extremely valuable. Of course, they have better
Big Media access than critics from the right.
But, just as important, they have the facts,
which can be accepted: King was a man of the
Left, an enemy of his country in its most
threatened hour, and a man whose personal
lifestyle matched more closely that of the
bohemian fringe than that of the country as a
Eric Dyson is quite justified in his angry
protests that the over-publicized key passage of
the Dream speech, about a color-blind society,
in no way represented King`s strategic
objectives. He provides a valuable antidote to
the opportunism of the neoconservative
The simple fact is that our
schools are terrorizing and intimidating our
children with a set of assertions based on a
lie. The objective is not, and is not intended
to be, in the interests of what the authors of
the Constitution described in their opening
sentence as "ourselves and our
Obviously it is absurd to
worship a man who needs his FBI tapes banned
from public view. (A brief insight).
Perhaps our grandchildren
will laugh at us in years to come – IF
the record is ever unsealed.
More likely they will
There remains the question
of King`s religious role, which furnished him
Churchgoers, dubious about
King`s apparently approaching canonization,
should tax their ministers with this most
remarkable contribution by an African American
woman. She asks: Was
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. A Christian?
The answer is no.
January 28, 2001