For the past eight years, each January for the Federal holiday celebrating Martin Luther King (whose birth date is January 15), I send out a cautionary essay that I first began researching back in 2016. What I have been attempting to do, with increasing urgency, was remind readers, specifically so-called “conservatives,” that King and his holiday are emblematic of the ongoing radical transformation of the American republic: the mindless canonization and glorification of King, especially by the conservative movement, only advances this demonic project.
Each year I update and edit the essay, but almost always it remains similar to what I wrote back in 2016. I fully recognize that this effort on my part is akin to repeatedly standing in the middle of a super-highway and attempting to stop a large transfer truck barreling down the road at 80 miles an hour, in my direction. But that in no way diminishes my—or our—obligation to raise critical questions about this exercise in national groveling and self-abasement before the Baal-like image of “an Emperor who has no clothes” (recall the familiar Hans Christian Andersen parable).
Like the disastrous Civil Rights and Voting Rights bills of the 1960s, the establishment of the King Holiday is a watershed event in American history, symbolic of what had happened to this country and a predictor of what was to happen… and is occurring now.
The fact that most Republicans and “conservatives” buy into it illustrates their puerility and abject surrender to a Leftist agenda (just tune into Fox News to hear their unctuous blather). The resulting revolutionary destruction of the United States, our traditions, and our history cannot be overstated. For in placing King and his legacy on a pedestal alongside George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, conservatives—whether they intend to or not—buy into that radical agenda. You simply cannot create a legitimate opposition to the madness that currently afflicts us by accepting the essential principles and foundation of our enemies.
Thus, the destruction and dismemberment of monuments to Robert E. Lee, Fr. Junipero Serra, Thomas Jefferson, and other significant Americans, and the wiping clean of much of our essential history, are logical progressions of this grisly process. If so-called “conservatives” cannot or will not see this, then they need to step aside and cede their positions of opposition to those who do.
King is now the salutary, untouchable, indeed, indisputably holy and magical American talisman whose legacy cannot and must not be questioned. To do so means you are by definition a “racist,” a “white supremacist,” and probably a “fascist,” as well. And from the usual Progressivist voices to almost the entirety of the pundits in the Establishment conservative media, King is the newest Founding Father who confirms the imposed narrative that “America was founded on the ‘proposition’ of Equality’.” The problem, however, is that this historical template is false, undone by a serious and thorough examination of history and the documentation available, as distinguished historians and political scientists Willmoore Kendall and George Carey, in their volume The Basic Symbols of the American Political Tradition (1970); Mel Bradford, in his meticulous study, Original Intentions: On the Making and Ratification of the Constitution (1993); and most notably Barry Alan Shain, in his authoritative The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context: American State Papers, Proclamations, and Letters from the Age of Revolution (2014/2015) have accomplished.
Yet that template it is used by both the Progressivists AND the “Movement Conservative” advocates to advance an agenda that in the end leads irreversibly Left…and the destruction of our Western civilization.
And so, once again, I offer my thoughts for consideration. The history that is recounted has not changed, but perhaps we can see now and understand better where it has led us….[….]
ESSAY CONTINUES at: MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
(published with permission of author)
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