I really dislike getting into conversations over MLK Jr. at times. What most people do not get is:
MLK Jr. was around in a different time and different era. We CAN NOT look at MLK Jr. with eyes from our present time, because then we get things a little screwed up. MLK Jr. was neither Republican or Democrat. He worked with both sides of the fence at times.
If you read his words, some of his thinking would sound down right socialist or even communist today. BUT…. at the time it was something that was needed! He was fighting a battle for equality and things were very different then. He lived during a time where Blacks were seen to be inferior, but he knew that they were not.
The Democrats and Republicans were fighting over who would get the Black Vote and the Democrats played a better game and won. The Nation of Idiots were on the rise and the Communist Party had infiltrated the Black Community as well. EVERYONE was fighting over who would have the Black Communities confidence at that time.
I keep hearing that MLK Jr. is a Conservative. Well I have news for you, most Blacks and Hispanics from that era (and many from this era) are CONSERVATIVE, but yet they are still DEMOCRATS! They believe in tradition, God, good morals, family values, self-respect, self-reliance, self-responsibility, staying in school, and much more!
The Democrats have won the Minority war because they can show “good works” in within the Minority Communities, regardless of their intentions behind them. If you are looking for help with food, housing, bills, and such; most often those are Democrat ran organizations where you will find the help that you need. That is something that is very hard to compete with if you can not show others that you are thinking in their best interests.
MLK Jr. worked with Planned Parenthood during his era. Is Planned Parenthood a good organization? NO! It’s objective was to eradicate an entire Minority population and today it still is. But, at the time Blacks could not get Health care anywhere else, and Planned Parenthood (a Democrat ran organization) was one of the few organizations that offered these services. He did what he thought was best for his people at the time as they did need Health care as a means of survival.
If we are to win the war for Minorities, we are going to have to step up our game. We are going to have to put our money where our mouth is, start coming up with things that will help people to get on their feet, and educate them so they are able to stay on their feet. Throwing money at the problem can be a good thing a times, but it is not the only thing either. People are going to have to get off their behinds, get out in their communities, and put in some work as well!
Starting organizations within the Minority Communities that are Republican ran would be a good place to start to gain some trust. Republicans are most often scared to go into Minority Communities, and that is never a good thing. It promotes more separation between Minorities and the Republican Party. You may get offending by my next statement, but it has to be said. “White Republicans and Conservatives are going to have to get over their fears of going into the Minority Communities!”. It can’t be just us Minority Republicans and Conservatives going into these Communities!
When it is just the Minority Republicans and Conservatives working within the Minority Communities, it gives the Left the ammunition to say that we are being used by the Right. Something like this has to be a team effort by the ENTIRE Party if it is going to be successful. If you want to show someone you care about their well-being, you have to be able to show your face and let them know you are there! That is Marketing 101 folks! Minority Republicans and Conservatives can get you in the door, but we can’t do all of the work for you.
Little things like making Republican Functions more affordable for everyone, can go a long way. The idea of having to pay $80.00 to $200.00 (depending on if you are bringing a spouse or not) just to attend a Republican Lincoln Dinner or MLK Celebration is absolutely absurd! It says to Minorities “we’re celebrating how far Minorities have come as a ritual, but we really don’t want you here with us”. Asking for lower donation amounts would be a good thing as well. The idea of “all Republicans are rich” is killing the Republican Party in a big way when it comes to Minorities and those are just a few ideas.
I will end this with a quote from MLK Jr.:
“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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