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January 24, 2003

DILLUSIONAL AT BEST

Man. Go check out the Junk Yard Dog and his comments
here.
Under the eye-catching (gotta give him that) "Was Dr. King Wrong" he says Sen. Hillary Clinton seemed to think so.

She talked at Trinity Baptist Church in the Bronx the other day about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. Seems the people there, of all races, gave her comments a ringing endorsement of applause.

But now, we have the irefutable Junkyard Dog, carrying all the import and standing that the name implies, saying these people, these god-fearing souls, are stupid. Here's what Junkyard said:
Well, not if you ask me, but Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to have a problem with him . Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a world in which individuals would be judged by the content of their character, as opposed to the color of their skin. To Clinton, color is part of character:

“We are reminded once again by the events of the last year that there are those who don’t understand Dr. King’s dream and legacy,” Mrs. Clinton said. “Yes, we want to be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. But what makes up character?” she said, quoting from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “If we don’t take race as part of our character, then we are kidding ourselves.”

There is a word for that kind of thinking--making one's race an integral part of defining who they are as a person--racism. A colorblind society is impossible as long as that type of thinking exists, which may be Clinton's true agenda, to divide and exploit. At any rate, she's put herself at odds with Dr. King, but being a Dem she'll get away with it.


In case you don't go to the comments, here's what I said after a couple of other dillusional comments above.
Wow, you guys really believe this shit you're saying don't you? Without any regard for history. You can mention Trent Lott and his view that Thurmond's stance would have been good for the country -- and forget that Thurmond was a Dixiecrat only because the Democrats were trying to end segregation.

As to Dr. King's comments. "I have a dream... " That doesn't mean it's here, yet. Hence there needs to be some attempt at parity against the likes of Trent Lott minds and "legacy admittance" into colleges.
Boy, you must really think black people are stupid, what with George Bush Junior getting only 2 percent of the black vote in 2000. How could they, you must be thinking - the Democrats are the racists.
You don't do the Republican cause any favors any of you. Thank you for being who you are. It makes me appreciate myself more


As an addendum, I'd add - what Junkyard and others of a similar mind are saying is "If you act less black you'll be fine. If you don't let your race shape who you are then you'll be better off in our world."

I don't think many of them think they are saying it, which goes back to why African Americans vote Democrat in droves - the Republicans just don't get it.
Faced with the Shannon Reeve's of the world - a black official in the California GOP, who finally got fed up, and who was then told to pipe down and be a man - they choose to ignore him in favor of the quiet ones who don't point out the obvious.

And then put Judge Pickering back up as a candidate.