Francis Column: To Live Dr. King's Dream, We Have To Wake Up From The Nightmare


I’m black. I try to live by Martin Luther King’s principles, and I believe that it is no accident he was a God fearing man.

Without Christ, man has no Soul and no lifeline to our lord’s grace. It has always puzzled me how we tend to cry out for our fallen heroes but lack the courage and conviction to emulate their faith. We want justice, yet we continuously deny the primary giver of law.

In my opinion, we routinely substitute God’s grace and council in favor of the “disgusting thing” spoken of in the bible, thereby cutting ourselves off from communication with God, then wonder at the disastrous outcomes.

These days, especially in the black community, God is optional, and morality is relative. We decry perceived hypocrisy in the church, but refuse to live by any substantive moral code.

I admire Kings demeanor, his courage, and to a point, his message, but most of all I admire his faith. Comparable conviction is the only thing that will make the “dream” possible. If it were not for Christ, Dr. King’s salvation, there would have been no dream.

Dr. King was wise enough to appeal to the common thread that united the vast majority of the country back then, that being the Judeo-Christian foundations of American ordered Liberty.
Where is that brand of wisdom in the black community’s leadership today?

As much as it pains me as a black man to admit it, our culture today has lost it’s values. It’s Christian moorings have been eroded to the point of breaking whenever the progressive-inspired winds of ‘hope and change’ come calling.

And how devastating those altruistic winds have been!

The secular progressive social engineering experiment has been the primary factor in the disintegration of the family unit as the basic building block of black society specifically, and American culture overall.

Seventy-four percent of black children are born out of wedlock. Most black children are raised in single parent homes. Thanks to the one/two combo of LBJs retooling of the AFDC to subsidize broken homes, and the feminist movement erroneously championing the image of the strong black single mother, the two parent household in black society is all but a distant dream.

If we could point to a single factor in the African Americans historical experience that had the most devastating effect on our black culture, it wouldn’t be slavery. It wouldn’t be the institutional racism of the Jim Crow system, or the unconscionable instances of police brutality. It would be the dismantling of the family unit.

The tried and true algorithm of the nuclear family – GOD->Father->Mother->kids> – in that order equals the strongest building block of society.

It has been replaced with the welfare statist model – State->mother->kids – as the preferred although proven weakest possible rule set. Notice what’s missing?

By creating what we now know as the modern welfare system, progressives have destroyed the black family which is why there are so many single parent homes today. The state replaced God as the moral authority, and the husband as the breadwinner and head of household. I would argue that LBJ and those whites and blacks who supported the Great Society may have been well intentioned, but in reality destroyed the nuclear family and created the broken culture we have today.

We need to open our eyes to the vagary this “dream” as become.

There is no leadership, no supervision and no divinely-inspired guidance.

At every turn there are ‘changelings’ offering self-serving salves to manufactured slights and straits, to the detriment of the intended recipient. King’s dream has been co-opted by a gang of progressive poverty pimps who do nothing but enslave their brothers for political gain.

Shame on Jackson, Sharpton, Farakhan and Obama. Shame on Planned Parenthood, LBJ and Margaret Sanger. And shame on us for not putting a halt to this failed experimentation.

Martin Luther King Day should be postponed indefinitely until we as a people, and as a country, get back on track.

We’ve got to wake up to the realities of our present nightmare, if we ever hope to live King’s dream.