Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Black Conservatives Should Teach Dr. King's Legacy Correctly by Akindele Akinyemi

I recently spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Northwest Seventh Day Adventist Church in Northwest Detroit this past Monday. I reflected on the accomplishments of Dr. King and how he overcame fear for the greater good during the Civil Rights Movement.

On Martin Luther King Day this past Monday we had so many people coming out of the box talking about what Martin Luther King meant to them. I feel this is a good thing but my question is how come we reflect so much on the past when there is work to be done today.

King spoke on equality. He also denounced racism in its purest form. However, would Dr. King support affirmative action that was recently eliminated here in the State of Michigan?

That is a tough call. Black Conservatives say no while Black liberals say yes. Personally, I think Dr. King would have liked to see affirmative action in a different light instead of a point system because of the color of your skin. He would have based affirmative action on the content of an individual's character.

Socialists groups like BAMN and liberal organizations like the NAACP forget that Dr. King was a Black Conservative as well as many other leaders during that Civil Rights Movement. They fought for injustice and equality but never lost sight of the bigger prize: freedom. While the NAACP at the time also (and still fight) for injustice King fought injustice because he felt it was God's plan for him to fight injustice.

BAMN uses Dr. King's dream and twist what he meant with their pitiful socialist rhetoric. This is an organization that we should not have our children involved. People like Shanta Driver and Steve (Conman) Conn from Detroit Cass Tech High School have misled our students and instead of giving our children substance on what a true movement is they cause problems by inflaming the issues and making our students angry without any direction. We should not even take this organization seriously.

Students who want to fully understand the importance of Dr. King's mission need to understand what is a real Black Conservative and our philosophy of thinking is. We do not beg for handouts nor we are upset because of the loss of affirmative action. We are driven because God is on our side. God was on Dr. King's side and understanding the importance of spiritual nature of ourselves is always important first. Just because affirmative action is gone in the State of Michigan does not mean we stop living. We move, we grow and we network with those who are going to make Michigan a better place to live.

Black Conservatives strive on the importance of academic success. Dr. King stressed the importance of academic success. Ask yourself, what is the average educational level of those who are always causing havoc and hell in groups like BAMN or any other liberal group? On average?

Black Conservatives place family FIRST and not trying to be a celebrity in the lime light. Dr. King placed his family FIRST not the movement. The importance of fathers being at home with their wives, girlfriends or significant others is more important than trying to be on TV or radio jaw jacking. If you are not at home with your woman or not in lockstep with your woman then you might as well not be at home.

If alive today, Dr. King would have supported educational options for our children. He would have seen how destructive the traditional public school system has become and would have fought for a solution to the madness. That solution would have been more charters, vouchers and universal tax credits for our children.

The most important thing is this. Dr. King was a Black Conservative just like us here in the Black Conservative Movement. The same way Black Nationalists have twisted Malcolm X's message and forgot to take care of their responsibilities as a family liberals have twisted MLK's message to fit it for themselves. It is the responsibility of Black Conservatives to re-define Dr. King's message and teach it properly to our children and young adults for a new conservative movement.

22 comments:

Free-Man said...

Coopted Puppet -King would have urged the State of Michigan to equally fund all public school students the same - King supported the rights of unions - King was a Moral Person - but Politically & Economically he was Progressive

akindele akinyemi said...

In your useless and pitiful sick mind he was a prograssive to you. You want King to think like you but how man Conservatives support unions? many. So what's your point coopted fool?

Free-Man said...

Coopted Puppet - I thought you were educated - didn't you know that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr died supporting the Black Afrikan Garbage Workers union in Memphis, TN that the City of Memphis refused to bargain with to get a labor contract?

Afrknsci said...

You continue to state the point that public schools are so destructive but the charters are just a carbon copy of the public school system...I think your just mad because DPS wouldn't hire you.Plus Charters pay scale is much less.

akindele akinyemi said...

freeman: I though you could read. My exact quote was the following:

how many Conservatives support unions? many.

Your point as I stated?

Afrknsci said...
You continue to state the point that public schools are so destructive but the charters are just a carbon copy of the public school system...

Your proof of this? Academy of Oak Park?



I think your just mad because DPS wouldn't hire you.Plus Charters pay scale is much less.

Mad at DPS? Get real. Who the f&^% wants to work at DPS in this crisis? I know teachers that have LEFT DPS for charters so what is your point liar? There are charters that are paying DPS payscale and are giving more opportunities than your corrupt traditional system.

Free-Man said...

Coopted Puppet - based on your definition Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not a Political or Economic Conservative because he supports Unions

lrey said...

Does it matter what Dr. King would think of current events when Dr King is not a part of them? Dr. King was a revolutionary, he never had to practice governance. He was fighting for the right to have a say in things, but couldn't have had an opinion on something that didn't exist in his lifetime- such as Affirmative Action. This is even more irrelevant due to the unforeseen corruption of the Affirmative Action model as first proposed and legislated. It is my understanding that it was originally intended to force companies and institutions to allow qualified individuals opportunities and it has evolved into a quota system. Successes can and have happened either way. The arguement is which version of Affirmative action would Dr. King have preferred as the highest and best way to ensure quality accompanied progress.

Free-Man said...

Affirmative Action is off the table now in Michigan because of Proposal 2 - It is time for Black Afrikans to unite & develop our own industries because we will not be treated equally in mainstream institutions because of racism against Black Afrikans

onetimememberofwof said...

I am so tired of hearing about this man every year!! All of these things shall pass. This ma is dead, Jesus lives and is coming back. King did not even believe in Jesus, when he spoke all he talked about was civil rights. Slvation could not be found in his messages. The job of a Chrisitna minister is to teach Christ nd Him Crucified. Not Civil rights. I pray that this man accepted Christ as his savior before he was killed other wise he is burning in hell. Especially, after the information about his sexuall escapades that were hidden finally come to light. Being that his people went to the supreme to hide this information until at least 2020. I like hoe Joh Lennon put it about the Beatles, the only people that still says they were so great are the ones who have a finacial stake in the Beatles. The same can be said about anything that we are constantly be sold. MLK included, while I can admire what he attempted to accomplish. The bottom line is he was a charlatan posing as a Christian Minister using the church for his agenda. I say this as an African American, any one that wishes to insult for my comments I do not care. God will be my judge I do not even judge myself for what difference would it make.

Free-Man said...

Onetimememberofwordoffatith - You are mistaken in the Bible if you believe that the God of the Bible doesn't care about Civil Rights - God used Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr mightily & Dr. Rev. King died as a poor man for his beliefs in Christ & the equality of people - Even David the prophet committed murder & adultery & God of the Bible still used him
You stand in the footsteps of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & you dare to criticize him -
You haven't done anything to compare to his work on behalf of God's People

onetimememberofwof said...

Sir, my point was our idolatry rehgarding this man. The prime purpose of a christian minister is christ an him crucified. Did King teach this, the answer is no!! Civil rights is of secondary concern and God would bring his judgment about in his time. Yes, I would and am criticisg him. He used The Pulpit of God for his worldly agenda. Know this sir, the Lord said, "you shall love the Lord your God and him only you will serve." Not some man I don't care who he is and what his agenda is, if it diverges from the will of God than it is not my fight. It was also said, it any man or angel preaches a different gospel that was taught by Christ and his apostles let him be accursed.

Free-Man said...

Onetimememberofwordoffaith: You do not understand the Bible - Did you ever read Isaiah 61:1-6 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath annointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;" the Lord's Prayer "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" Matthew 6:10
God uses colonialism to punish His people for not following His will
You don't know if Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached the Death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ - You weren't a member of his church
But the Bible teaches us to give Honor to the Elders & to remember the root from where you have come from -
If you are Black Afrikan & live in the US you have benefitted from the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. & should be grateful
No people do not worship Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- but it is right to give Honor to a Man that Died like Christ to help make the life of his colonial peole better

onetimememberofwof said...

But I do, I have talked to people who sat under him, sir read his writings, he admitted he did not believe in the virgin birth and other aspects of christ which would cast doubt on him being christian. Sir, that quote of Isaiah that you use applies to the Messiah only, which Jesus applied to himself in Luke 4. I can tell you this much study about "tongues" in the Bible and you will find that it refers to judgement, which should help you to see God's judgement coming to America. 1 corinthian 4:6 tells us in regards to any man, do not go beyond what is written. That is only give honor to the degree that scripture mandates it. If any man does not preach Christ and him crucified than he does not deserve that honor.

Free-Man said...

I am as Christian - but I give Honor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a political leader also - Do you worship the Black Afrikan Messiah Jesus?
The White European uses Religion to divide Black Afrikans to control our natural resources
I will not let religion stop me from Honoring this Great Black Afrikan Christian Leader that has caused me to personally benefit

onetimememberofwof said...

That is a distortion sir, all things are God's, all was made for him and made for him all things were. Do not blaspheme my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as you are doing. Jesus created all things and through him all thing were created. To labell as you have is Blasphemy. To that end what ever the white europeans have done it is God who will avenge not me. My only concern to to preach Christ and him crucified as I was ordered by my Lord. As I said in my previous message study the concept of tongues in the Bible and you will see judgement is being wraught against the Western world. God will use vessels of his choosing to judge. Can you understand the weather and the skies? Yet yo do not understand the times in which we live?

Free-Man said...

Onetimememberofwordoffaith: Please be clear you said I blasphemed your God - How did I blaspheme your God?
If I blasphemed your God - I apologize
The Bible declares that Jesus Christ of Nazareth had Black Afrikan blood
You need to understand that the God of the Bible is concerned with the whole person - not just one's spiritual life after death -
"And hath made us kings and priests unto God and (H)is father;..." Revelation 1:6
"And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation." Acts 17:26
"Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God." Psalms 68:31
But let's be clear I will not let my religion stop me from honoring the Great Christian Black Afrikan leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because I have personally benefitted from his work on behalf of Black Afrikans in the US
(P.S I know that the Bible defines that these are the last days - Babylon will be destroyed - Oh who controls Babylon now Iraq - US Revelation 13:1 - 24)
El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Message to the Grassroots 1963 Detroit, MI "You don't catch hell because you're a Methodist or Baptist,.... You catch hell, all of us catch hell, for the same reason. So we're all Black people, so called Negroes, second class citizens, ex-slaves."

onetimememberofwof said...

What black african is of the tribe of Judah? Come on now let's not be silly. You need to let that crap go. You blasheme by that Jesus was of the tribe of Judah not african, again you misuse scripture. The scripture you quote from Psalms 68 refers to people from Ethiopia will also worship God, not that Jesus is coming from african stock. Man what a total massacre of scripture. Malcolm X what a totally sad and tragic figure, so bright and with so much to offer. If only he had worked for the cause of Christ. I pray that he was saved by excepting Christ prior to his death.

onetimememberofwof said...

One other thing so if God told you something you something you would do it or not do it based on whether you benefit or not. Wow, I am too afraid of my God to rebel in such a manner. As Joshua said, "either Baal is god or God is God, choose whom you will serve, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord."

Free-Man said...

Onetimememberofwordoffaith - You don't understand Biblical Genealogy
I couldn't post my answer hopefully this will pass the censors Genesis 10:6, Genesis 38:2,3,26 Exodus 12:38 I Kings 3:1 I Kings 10:13 Revelation 1:14, 15 Genesis 2:8, 13
I will not allow my religion to stop me from Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Great christian Black Afrikan that benefitted the Black Afrikan Community

onetimememberofwof said...

what church do you attend? Because none of those scriptures support your argument. Look I said my peace do what you wish.

Free-Man said...

onetimememberofwordoffaith: Why did the post not allow me fully answer your question ? CENSORSHIP -
Genesis 10:6 Proves Afrika Ham was the Father of Canaan and Mizraim Egypt and Cush Ethiopia - Genesis 38:2,3,26 proves that Judah bore children with Afrikan Canaanite Women - Exodus 12:38 proves that Israel interbred with Afrikan Mizraim Women while in Slavery in Egypt - I Kings 3:1 proves that King Solomon Judahite married an Afrikan Mizraim Princess - I Kings 10:13 proves that King Solomon bore a son with the Afrikan Cush Queen of Sheba Ethiopia - Revelation 1:14,15 proves that Jesus of Nazareth was born with Black Afrikan features curly hair & Black Colored Skin - Genesis 2:8,13 proves that Adam & Eve were created in Afrika by Ethiopia
Like I said you are not rightly dividing the Word
To end on Point - I will not let my religion stop me from Honoring the Great Christian Black Afrikan leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that benefitted the Black Afrikan Community

onetimememberofwof said...

Quoting Dap Dunlap, "brother you need to wake up."