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.