|Martin Luther King's dream came true in 82 percent Detroit, right?|
Detroit was still one of America' most important cities, with a population of 1.8 million people that was 72 percent white.
Today, Detroit is 82 percent black, a bankrupt city where 50,000+ dogs aimlessly roam the streets.
Streets that were paved with only one ingredient in mind during their construction: fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.
Today, tens of thousands of black people converged on Washington D.C. to 'march again' in honor of MLK and the desire to keep alive his "dream."
Never mind that it came true in Detroit.
There's still work to do, Attorney General Eric Holder said in his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Though Birmingham, Alabama is a 74 percent black city (complete with black mayor, black police chief, and majority black city council), we still must wonder if MLK's dream is a reality. That's what the Birmingham News actually published, thus begging the question "what exactly was his dream?" [Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream a reality? In changed Birmingham, yes and no, Al.com, 8-24-13]
MLK III, the eldest son Michael King himself, said "the task is still not done," when he spoke today, again begging the simple question: "What the hell was Martin Luther King's dream and why in the world is it the only approved dream American's must all embrace as the vision of the future?" [Marching for King's dream: 'The task is not done', Detroit News, 8-24-13]
|SBPDL has a different dream for the future...|
Had Martin Luther King Jr. not been assassinated in 1968, he'd have joined his right-hand man Ralph Abernathy in 1969 when the latter protested the monumental waste of money white America was expending in reaching to the stars (for a glimpse of the real King, read this Playboy interview from January 1965)
In Mark Thompson's Space Race: African American Newspapers Respond to Sputnik and Apollo 11, he makes clear that Rev. Abernathy - MLK's successor to the mantle of #1 racial huckster and new head of his Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) - and much of black America didn't share their white countrymen's enthusiasm for space exploration:
In 2013, after forty years of black political control of Detroit, much of the city is now nothing more than rocks and dust, with burnt-out buildings a reminder that some form of civilization once flourished in the city: white civilization.Before the launch, civil rights activist Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy led a protest complaining about the amount of money spent on the Apollo program while vast numbers of people remained at the poverty level. “America has reached out to the stars but has not reached out to her starving poor,” explained Abernathy while leading a small group of 15 African Americans through the Cape Kennedy Visitors Center.
An article penned by Booker Griffin in the Los Angeles Sentinel proffered the argument that while the moon landing was definitely “one of the miracles of the ages” and that “[t]aken at face value, it would seem that all Americans would rejoice at such a monumental occurrence,” Griffin announced: “I do not.” In Griffin’s article, entitled “Moon Dust and Black Disgust,” a central theme was the contrast between what the Apollo program achieved and what remained underachieved on earth in the black communities: “Here is a country that cannot pass a rat control bill to protect black babies from rats, but can spend billions to explore rocks, craters and dust thousands of miles away.” (p. 51)
We could have been on Mars, but we terminated that mission in exchange for seeing Martin Luther King's dream come to fruition.
It's time to tear up that road-map for the future.
Judging by 2013 Detroit and Birmingham, there's more promise for civilization amid the dust, rocks, and craters of the moon, then in these two black politically (and morally) controlled municipalities.
For $20, you can buy an acre of land on the moon; for $1, you can buy a house in 82 percent black Detroit.
That, my friends, is Martin Luther King's dream come true... in monetary value.