|The only legacy of Rodney and Martin Luther King: If we don't get our way, we riot|
Strangely enough, I would turn to the Almighty, and say, "If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the 20th century, I will be happy."Lost in the annals of time is that he also would call for a boycott of Coca-Cola in this same speech ("Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an agenda that we must follow. And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you. And so, as a result of this, we are asking you tonight, to go out and tell your neighbors not to buy Coca-Cola in Memphis."), a company whose President - Robert Woodruff - had already gone on all in on the Civil Rights movement and integration, bending over backwards to placate Black people (and forcing - coercing - the white business community of Atlanta to do the same).
Now that's a strange statement to make, because the world is all messed up. The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land; confusion all around. That's a strange statement. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a way that men, in some strange way, are responding.
Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee -- the cry is always the same: "We want to be free."
But that wasn't enough in the eyes of King (interestingly, Jesse Jackson was present at the speech and would shakedown Coke only 12 years later).
But the question posed by King is worth thinking about: what age would you want to live in? Like the late actor Patrick Swayze, I've long thought that being a Confederate officer fighting for an actual cause would have been an excellent time period to live - and ultimately die - in.
It's funny to think that King would have wanted to live in the second half of the 20th century, one that would provide conclusive proof and mounds of empirical evidence that his dream should be rejected as the rantings of an individual bent on the total annihilation of Western civilization (the more obvious the reality of racial differences become, the more censored public discussion about how policy should be crafted in light of these facts -- isn't that a slight variation of Lawrence Auster's First rule?). One need only look at post-apartheid South Africa, the sorrowful condition of majority Black Memphis, or the Atlanta Public Schools fiasco of 2011 to understand that the dream is nothing more than... a nightmare.
Today, a man whose inability to cooperate with the police in Los Angeles sparked a devastating riot back in 1992 has passed on. At 47-years-old, Rodney King is no longer with us, drowning at the bottom of a swimming pool. TMZ reports:
UPDATE 9:27 AM PT -- According to our sources, King's fiancée is telling friends King had been drinking and smoked weed in the hours before his death.Reginald Denny knows the answer of the question King famously asked while the City of Angels burned: "No, we can't all just get along."
Rodney King -- the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots -- was found dead this morning in Rialito, CA. He was 47.
According to our sources, King's fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they responded to a call at 5:25 AM PT. We're told they physically removed King from the pool and attempted CPR.
Our sources say he was pronounced dead at 6:11 AM.
Law enforcement sources say Rialto PD will open a drowning investigation, but so far there are no signs of foul play.
This age will end; the tyranny of Black-Run America (BRA) will be broken; and our posterity will learn of two Black men named King, who both lived in the second part of the 20th century -- but whose lives never crossed paths.
They lived (and thrived) during a time period when it was espoused by Disingenuous White Liberals (DWL) in the media/entertainment, academia, and by the government that white people owed an eternal debt to the Blacks, one that could virtually never be repaid -- see The Kerner Report.
In that strange speech given the night before he was murdered, King said, "the cry is always the same: "We want to be free."
It is in the life of Rodney King that we are provided with the ultimate lesson the Civil Rights-era can provide: Freedom Failed.