Erik Rush, the black extreme rightwinger who thinks America suffers from an excess of “negrophilia,” has a laughably absurd column at the Worldnetdaily about the situation in Ferguson. He offers the usual framing of the good MLK Jr vs the evil Malcolm X and the results are quite ridiculous.
After Malcolm’s death, some black nationalist organizations such as the Black Panther Party made good on the violence, however. While they claimed to want equal rights, their actions made it clear that they were far more interested in seeing “white America” burn.
Since most Americans at the time still adhered to Judeo-Christian, Western concepts of human decency, they embraced the tenets of Dr. King’s message over the idea that militant blacks had a right to murder and mayhem as reparation for blacks’ collective suffering.
Oh yes, of course. Since most Americans were good Christians, they sided with Martin Luther King’s civil rights message. But wait, a question comes to mind: If it was the fact that most Americans were Christians that caused them to embrace MLK, why would there have been any need for them to do so in the first place? If the “Judeo-Christian” values of Americans were embracing of racial equality, why would we have needed a civil rights movement at all? There’s something particularly appalling about a black man whitewashing American history. The truth is that slavery, segregation and discrimination were justified specifically by reference to those Christian values.
There is an exception to this, a very important one that explains why the state of race relations is as it is today in America.
As I have discussed before, there were those who had certain motivations for advancing the idea that despite all of the changes that have taken place regarding worldviews and institutions in America with regard to race relations, America remained an institutionally racist nation. For some it has been a monetary issue; for others it has been one of political power, whether we’re talking about Marxists or less radical statist elites.
Radical statist elites? You mean like someone who called himself a democratic socialist, who advocated an end to wars of imperialism and a guaranteed annual income for everyone? Gee, who would have done such a thing? Why, the hero of this story, Martin Luther King himself. These conservatives who try to turn MLK into one of them never seem to mention that.