Two years ago I referred to MLK Day as “If Martin Luther King Were Alive Today Day.”
Every year on MLK Day, the news media, pundits, university professors and opinion writers spend their time telling us exactly what Martin Luther King would think about whatever story or event is currently in the news.
Do an internet search on the phrase “What would Martin Luther King say” or “What would Martin Luther King think” and you’ll see what I mean.
Over the last few years, we’ve gotten a heaping helping of “think” pieces from the smart set on “What MLK would say about Donald Trump.”
It’s as if these folks view MLK as some kind of Magic 8-Ball or Ouija board.
They conjure up opinions out of thin air based, not on reality, but wishful thinking.
And this year is no different.
Today we’re getting breathless outrage over the fact that Virginia gun owners have descended on that state’s capital for a Second Amendment March.
And the Left is rushing to their MLK Magic 8-Ball to tell us exactly how Martin Luther King would feel about “his day” being disrespected ….
…by a large civil rights march.
Ironic, ain’t it?
Like, for example, this:
We are also instructed in no uncertain terms that on this National Day honoring MLK, only certain people are permitted to mention him.
“Unless you agree with my politics, keep his name out of your mouth!!!”
If certain Americans aren’t permitted to even mention Martin Luther King, then why have a National Day to honor him? Seems rather counterproductive if you ask me.
I wonder what Martin Luther King would think about that?
Okay, just kidding.
I have no idea what Martin Luther King would say, think or believe about that or about anything else that’s happening in 2020 America. But I’m fairly certain that the objective for making a National Day to honor him was to, well, honor him.
It wasn’t to turn MLK into some kind of political Magic 8-ball.
And it certainly wasn’t to give folks an opportunity to use him as a bludgeon to shame and vilify people whose skin color and/or politics do not align with their own.
There are people replying to every one of President Trump’s tweets, scolding him for not adequately honoring Martin Luther King on MLK Day. Of course, if President Trump does mention him, they will berate him with the standard “How dare you even mention his name?!!!”
There’s no pleasing these cranks.
Leftists can’t help it. They ruin everything.
They have turned MLK Day into yet another reason to call everyone a racist or white supremacist while dividing us along racial lines.
Instead of a day of honor, it has devolved into a day of resentment and divisiveness.
I have no earthly idea what Martin Luther King would think of that. But personally, I think it stinks.
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