Jesse Lee Peterson, a frequent guest on the Sean Hannity show on Fox News (Hannity is on the board of his organization as well) and a preacher so far to the right that he thinks women should not be allowed to vote, has an absolutely bizarre column at the Worldnetdaily about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He actually compares it to a KKK rally.
Most blacks have lost the moral authority to claim the mantle of civil rights because they refuse to stand for what is right.
As an example, the 50th anniversary commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic march and speech looked like a Ku Klux Klan rally!
Uh, why? How? He doesn’t even attempt to support that deranged claim.
In his address, Obama, flanked by members of the King family, shamelessly said, “We would dishonor the memory of Dr. King and other heroes to suggest that the work of this nation is complete …” He then attacked Republicans who want to preserve voter integrity at the polls. Obama said we have to fight back against those who want to “erect new barriers to the vote …”
Obama also cited how black unemployment has remained twice as high as white unemployment and that the gap in wealth between the races has grown. He left out that things are far worse since he’s become president! He called for a minimum wage increase and for higher taxes on the wealthy. It was clear that Obama’s address was not about acknowledging the great strides America has made. His speech was about using the platform to sew dissatisfaction and help usher in his socialist ideas.
Does Peterson realize that the March on Washington was organized largely to fight for a minimum wage, which did not exist at the time? And that MLK himself was a democratic socialist who spoke about economic justice as often as he did racial justice? Or does Peterson just not give a shit?
There were no black or white Republican speakers. As if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could have been passed without the GOP! This was not a commemoration of the spirit of MLK’s march. It was an outright attempt to rewrite history – and use King’s name to advance an anti-American political agenda.
There were no Republican speakers because they all refused to go. Every single one of them, including all of the congressional leaders and the one black Republican in the Senate. All were invited to speak, all declined the invitation. And the only one rewriting history here is you, just as you’re rewriting the facts of the present.