Sunday, May 29, 2016

Bedwetter alert.

Apparently Dr. Martin Luther King is not progressive enough for some people.  Some Oregon college students debated whether to use a Dr. King quote- but not for the reasons you might imagine Dr. King's critics using in um, Mississippi.  The Emerald reported:

Since 1986, the University of Oregon has housed a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. in the lobby of the Erb Memorial Union. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”

However, this hasn’t always been the quote that filled the entrance of the EMU and there was talk of the quote changing again. The quote is not going to change, but that decision was not made without some hard thought by the Student Union Board.

Laurie Woodward, the Director of the Student Union said that when she approached the union with the question of if they wanted to keep the current MLK quote or supplement a new one, one of the students asked, “Does the MLK quote represent us today?”

Sophomore architecture student Mia Ashley — who wasn’t on the board — understands this reasoning.

“Diversity is so much more than race. Obviously race still plays a big role. But there are people who identify differently in gender and all sorts of things like that,” Ashley said.

This isn’t the first time students have begun to question if quote hanging above our heads in the EMU is representative of the student body, according to Adell McMillan’s book “A Common Ground.” Rest of article.

Dr. King is not good enough for this crowd. Unbelievable. 


Anonymous said...

This coming from a group of ignorant, young, morons that don't know their asses from a hole in the ground, it makes you realize that if these are the leaders of tomorrow, this country is doomed. All these leftist-indoctrinated, absolute idiots will be surprised when the real strong men of the world come to call. They'll be the first ones to say, "what?". God please help us all.

Anonymous said...

A whore at every whistle-stop. A strumpet at every corner.

Anonymous said...

Sort of like people today discussing Columbus.
I met King. I was not impressed.

Anonymous said...

Your skills of discernment @8:47 PM were, and obviously still are, sorely lacking.

You're Required To Agree With Me said...

If someone was not impressed, 9:18, they were not impressed. Who are you to question whether or not someone else was or should be impressed and, if not, labeling them 'lacking'? One's personal judgment is one's personal judgment. You're the same nincompoop who tells others their opinion is wrong.

Anonymous said...

History (as opposed to MYTHOLOGY) would tend to support 8:47's assessment.

Some people can judge character more quickly and accurately than can others.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...we had all sorts of inspirational quotes posted in various forms around every school I attended that encouraged us to be our best selves in word and deed.
In high school, we had a daily minute of silence after hearing words over the intercom intended to inspire us to be kind, responsible and work hard to make our place in life a better place.
I'm confused. Would y'all prefer quotes encouraging young people to take names , kick ass, spread anger and hatred instead of joy, and cause as much trouble as possible?

Most Honorable Reverend Doctor said...

A sheet of paper has two lists. Two columns. Both long.

On the left side is a list of the things people today say King 'was', his attributes, his traits, things which define him, folks say.

On the right side is a list of the things that were actually true of him. Facts.

The two lists have almost zero similarities.

Anonymous said...

Name me one person alive who is perfect.

Everyone has character flaws-they do not diminish the good someone does in the world. Did MLK have serious issues? Yes. Did his courage to stand up to oppression make him a legendary figure? Yes.

As far as the original post-they are reacting to what's "trending" in 2016. There's always action and reaction. Push and pull. There's bound to be another issue in 20 years. There always has been issues and always will be.

Anonymous said...

The left has been creating this monster for decades. They've been indoctrinating the youth and fomenting this behavior to promote their twisted Weltanshauung while trying to destroy American traditions. Now the monster of their creation is turning on them, and it's quite satisfying to watch the left eat the left.

Anonymous said...

There is not a single figure in American history who exemplified perfection. Some who we call 'founding fathers" and blindly honor were truly flawed characters who did one thing right amid a lifetime of mistakes and sinful acts. Such is the makeup of most "heroes". During our modern times no famous man in his speech and actions left any better record of exemplifying the better nature of American determination to be free without hurting someone else than did Martin Luther King. His words are honored by those who value those principles, not by people who think he was perfect.

Burke said...

Some of you characters would have stood in line to drive in nails at Calvary, especially if Jesus insisted that you love your neighbor.

Anonymous said...

Gee, Burke, that's soooo ensightful of you. Your condescension, oops I mean compassion, just oozes from every pore. Bless your little heart.

Anonymous said...

Burke, honey, JESUS was into FORGIVING prostitutes, rather than patronizing them. And he certainly was not into beating them.

And I am unaware of any rumors that JESUS was having affairs with MEN, while being married to a woman.

True, Jesus DID have words and motives attributed to him, following his death (particularly by that greedy brother, who seems to have seen Jesus' teachings as a cash cow with endless expansion possibilities). But I don't recall any stories about Jesus' personally going up in the Babylonians' libraries, or the Romans' libraries, or the Egyptians' libraries, or the Hebrew's libraries, and copying things off the clay tablets, or the papyrus, or the stone inscriptions, or the scrolls, and trying to pass those wise words off as being authored by himself. Jesus' transcendent words of wisdom were HIS OWN.

So please: let's not be exploiting the story of Jesus, for the glorification of false messiahs.

Anonymous said...

How about we just leave all of the fairy tales to kids who do not know any better?

Each Generation Lies To Its Children said...

"Hmm...we had all sorts of inspirational quotes posted in various forms around every school I attended that encouraged us to be our best selves in word and deed.
In high school, we had a daily minute of silence after hearing words over the intercom intended to inspire us to be kind, responsible and work hard to make our place in life a better place."

That's right, genius. We also had pictures of Abe Lincoln on every school house wall and we were told he freed the slaves. We still tell children that. And we tell children the Civil War was all about slavery and the north wanted to free the slaves and Lincoln saw black folk as his equal. All of that is a lie, yet we insist on teaching it to children. And they grow up believing it.

So, now, the way to compensate for our worshipful ignorance is to go about preaching that nobody is perfect. So, we make up quotes and worship cardboard cutouts.

In about fifty years, when most of us are dead and gone, 'they' will be teaching our great, great grandchildren that Barack Obama was a man of great goodness who loved his country and the quotes will be resounding through the hallways and over the intercoms and people like YOU will apologetically offer that 'he was not perfect'.

Anonymous said...

The right eats the right, the left eats the left.

tallywhackers with boobs go here, va jays jays with chests go there.

White is black. Up is down. Do you want the red pill or the blue pill?

Anonymous said...

Mental illness caused by drug abuse
Gender confusion
Worst politicians this nation has ever seen
White shame
Socialist agenda stronger than ever

This country has no hope.

I've Been To The Whorehouse, I've Seen The Flesh Mountains said...

This nation has wasted forty years telling ourselves and our children that MLK was a saintly, Godly man whose very words will surely lead us some day to a peaceful existence where all are equal and average is best.

There's a lot of money to be made (and laid-by in bank accounts)in convincing generations of people that they ought to be angry. And in order to do that, it's always required that false idols and fabricated prophets be invented, propped up and polished.

Anonymous said...

6:33pm Whoa! Where did you get THAT from my comment?
I was taught in those same schools that history is written by the victors, that I should be aware of the biases of any author on any subject and do my own due diligence before forming an opinion, and to know the difference between fact and fiction or propaganda.
I learned good people make bad mistakes and err in judgment. I learned no one was perfect and people rationalize their self-interest. I learned to look at behavior and words separately and see if someone practiced what they preached. And, since more than a few of my relatives were revered and I got to see them as flawed humans, it's hardly a surprise to me that toxic people have an easy time finding things to criticize in others.
I've never once thought any President of the U.S. was perfect. Some were better than others and more effective leaders. Some were nuts. That's more about people falling for propaganda,
What the hell is the matter with you? How did you get to be an adult and get so damn angry about the realities of human nature? And, why instead of getting on a high horse and worrying about the flaws in others aren't you looking at fighting and overcoming your own short comings? I know it's scary but you need to do that. That way you won't be susceptible to propagandists who play on anger and fear or become part of a personality cult but try instead to look at problem solving objectively.

Anonymous said...

I've never believed MLK was a saint. And, neither, I would remind some of you , was J. Edgar Hoover.
I do , however, believe that judging others by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin is not just ethical but smart and that it would behoove all of us to do that rather than to fall prey to charlatans. And, I respect that he preached non-violence and was willing to risk his life for a cause in which he believed.
I sure have known plenty of assholes in every shade of skin as well as good folks in every shade. And, I've never met a man who didn't put on his britches one leg at a time.
But, I'm amused this morning realizing that the source of some people's hatred for MLK came from a homosexual who took credit for the work of others and who fabricated evidence but you give him credibility.

Anonymous said...

When did we have to make it so important that boys who want to be girls and girls who want to be boys are allowed so much attention? Is this a well laid out plan? Why do the black leaders not speak out about this so called discrimination that we are blamed for since we are not allowing the gender benders to do what they want? Is it because they like riding the discrimination wagon? Do they not care about their children and grandchildren? Wait, scratch that last comment. They don't care. Just as long as they can push the word discrimination in their protests and speeches they feel they have accomplished their agenda? Do they feel they are standing up for the so called unjust treatment of these individuals? What other cause will they take up next? The public universities have become cesspools for our younger generation.

Kingfish said...

You should be thankful for Dr. King. He pursued a path of non-violence that was based on the Good Book. Blacks achieved the removal of Jim Crow through civil disobedience, lawsuits, and passing legislation in Congress. In other words, working within the framework of the Constitution.

Suppose their efforts had failed? Suppose Jim Crow remained, the thug tactics by the segregationists prevailed, and the peaceful attempts to gain their constitutional rights and freedoms went for naught? The violent approach advocated by some militants would start to look much more attractive. The same debate occurred in Israel between the Irgun and those who sought independence through more peaceful ways. The chances would be much greater that blacks would engage in violence and frankly, who could blame them? When dissent is stifled while laws and police methods are used to carry out true tyranny, then violence does become justified.

and don't think the Soviets wouldn't have funneled some money to help make that happen.

Anonymous said...

Any literate and objective person would realize that Martin Luther King was one of the very few so called American "heroes" whose life and words stood for the best in ALL Americans, not just Black people or White people or any other group. His life was not perfect. But he stood for something that brought good people together, at a time when others wanted violence and division and he paid the ultimate price. When America honors his words, don't we honor ourselves? All of us?

Anonymous said...

It is very easy to set at home and pick out what you want to see and hear about King. You should have been around to go to see him live. Your opinion of him may not be the same as it is today.

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