What would the author of Letter from Birmingham Jail think of his civil rights movement today, considering that it has degenerated to obnoxious spoiled brats with nothing better to do than harass people in supermarkets, to glorifying two-bit thugs like Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin, and lining the pockets of race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? Would MLK be proud to know that he is lauded in the same breath as a punk who got high, roughed up an innocent store owner to steal some Swisher Sweets, and then died after trying to grab a gun from a cop? Would it please him to know that the African-American leadership of the current Civil Rights Movement is uniformly anti-Semitic, and the movement is a hotbed of anti-semitism, now aligned with groups whose explicit goal is the extermination of Jews? What would he think of the Civil Rights movement he led allying itself with a political party that was happy to see over 20,000,000 black babies snuffed out in the womb because white liberals regard them as “populations we don’t want to have too many of.”
I do not think he would be overly pleased.