MLK’s Dream Is The Opposite Of Identity Politics

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a reason we have a Statue of Liberty instead of a Statue of Equality.

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130 Responses to MLK’s Dream Is The Opposite Of Identity Politics

  1. elliesmom says:

    People who believe black people are capable of getting a government id are racists. People who believe black people are too backward to find a government agency or use the internet are “woke”. That says it all for me.

  2. Anthony says:

    Alveda King just tore John Lewis up in the nicest way on FNC. Has a new book coming out tomorrow

  3. Dora says:

  4. Anthony says:

    Our own dear Helen posts the most hilarious things on FB lmao

  5. Dora says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Funny how the morons on twitter are declaring if you support the racist Trump, you’re not allowed to post MLK quotes. LOLOLOLOL ! Thanks to Alveda King’s supportive words and Rand Paul’s speaking of how private citizen Trump financed a few of his trips to Haiti and Central America to do eye surgeries. BOOM! Happy MLK Day !

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Yep, Oprah sure did, didn’t support the white chick 😛

  8. DeniseVB says:

    The young black men of the MLK era wore suits.

  9. gram krakka says:

    Long ago there were quite a few people who had difficulty producing the documents needed to obtain a government issued photo ID. Most of those people have probably passed away by now.

    My beloved deceased husband was born at home in rural TN and did not get a birth certificate until he was a teenager and needed one in order to get a work permit. His mother was able to get him a delayed birth certificate siting his birth being recorded in his family’s bible.

    Prior to the existence of government programs such as SS, Medicare, Medicaid and welfare if you didn’t drive a car you probably didn’t have a photo ID. My mother didn’t learn to drive a car until after my father was killed in an automobile accident when she was 54 years old. Many women in rural agricultural areas did not drive cars. I can believe that many blacks and whites, especially in the south would have had a hard time meeting the current requirements it takes to get a photo ID.

    When I got a Texas drivers license a couple of years ago I had to provide acceptable documentation of all my last names. I had to get notarized copies of birth, 1st marriage, divorce and 2nd marriage certificates, plus SS card and a bunch of other stuff. It required contacting several states and was a real pain. That is another advantage guys have since they don’t change their name when they marry. Although those in sexual transition and same sex marriages may experience some frustration getting a new photo ID.

    • Lulu says:

      The reason the Texas requirements are so onerous are because of ID theft and fraud and a plethora of crooked county clerks in south Texas. All of that is now centralized in the state offices because of it. Before the 70’s and 80’s it was easy to get an ID in Texas because most people were honest as were state and local officials. I was involved in the federal investigation of fraud from those offices and a large number of them went to jail. They sold dead children’s birth certificates, duplicates over and over, blanks, made up fraudulent Delayed Certificates of Birth, etc. But that wasn’t enough as a new crop just popped up selling documents and doing the same thing again so the laws had to be changed both state and federal. And who were the culprits? Illegals from Mexico in almost every case running fraud rings and paying dip-shits in county-city document offices. Mexican consulate employees were involved too and skipped out back to Mexico when we caught them.

      • 49erDweet says:

        What Lulu sez. “Hard to get photo ID’s” back before the ’70’s is a canard. ’50 to ’54 I was in the AF. Everybody enlisting came in with an ID from home and rec’vd an AF ID, too. We all had at least two. Even those from rural TN. Sometimes they even agreed. /joke/. The only problem then was to make sure you could drink booze off base. SMH.

    • elliesmom says:

      All of those barriers you listed had nothing to do with the color of someone’s skin. To assume a poor person living in rural America might find it more difficult than a middle class person living in suburbia is probably true. But the argument against voter ID is always based on race, not on economic class. Anybody who wants a government service or tries to visit a doctor or medical facility and use any kind of secondary payer service needs an ID. No medicare, medicaid, or private insurance billing unless you can prove who you are. Even out in the boonies. Instead of taking voter ID laws all the way to the Supreme Court, a person who truly worries about black people not having IDs would be more concerned about their inability to collect their social security, food stamps, and other government services, get non-emergency medical attention, apply for a job, or get a library card.
      A trans-gendered person who legally changes his or her name would have the legal papers to prove it. If he or she didn’t go through the steps for a legal name change, then the name at birth is the legal name and ID should say that. If you get married, both spouses get the opportunity for a legal name change w/o cost. I’m not sure why it would be any different for a same-sex couple.
      My mom was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She originally had a birth certificate, but the records were destroyed in the harbor explosion. She applied for a US passport. One call to immigration was it all it took. She needed either her father’s US birth certificate or her marriage license to my dad to prove her citizenship. While her dad gave her citizenship in the US, INS was willing to say she became a citizen when she married my dad for their purposes. They accepted one of those cards a church gives out when a baby is baptized in lieu of an official birth certificate. She didn’t drive so she had no license. That was for a passport, which is a bigger deal to the government than a voter ID card.
      It really is infantilizing to black people to assume they can’t get an ID to vote because they’re black. And racist.

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        Mexican citizens have no problem Mexican ID. Canadians have no problem getting Canadian ID.

        • elliesmom says:

          My mom was one of those folks who was born in a different country to a US citizen. I’m not sure how that would have played out if she had wanted to become POTUS, but the real obstacle to getting a US passport was her lack of proof she was born at all. Fortunately, my grandmother was someone who kept “pretty things”, and the baptismal certificate was elaborate enough she had tucked it away carefully. We went through the passport thing with Mom in the 90’s. The INS folks said she could still claim Canadian citizenship if she wanted to and go for a Canadian passport if it was easier. This was an elderly lady who just wanted to go on a vacation. But she was a US citizen in her heart and mind and had arrived in the US as a baby. My grandfather was born in the US while his parents were here on vacation. I guess he could have been an “anchor baby”, but in 1894, it was pretty easy for Canadians to just stay here. His parents went home when he and my great-grandmother were OK to travel, though. None of his many siblings were US citizens. He took advantage of his citizenship for the first time when he enlisted in the US Army during WWI.

  10. swanspirit says:

    The future of the Democrats? This is a very sick individual. This is his first campaign ad. Why did d he have to pick on Maryland?

  11. helenk3 says:

    posted downstairs, meant to post it here

    how the hell did this man keep his job?

    no proof, no problem we will hound you until you kill yourself

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      They were collecting union dues from people who were working for IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services) which is a program that pays people to care for old/disabled family members.

      • lateblum says:

        SEIU is corrupt and treacherous . They took dues out of my wages despite my refusal to give SEIU permission to take money’s and despite my refusal to join the union. They harassed people at work and in their homes to join the union. They entered my office when I was in a meeting and harangued me about the union until I picked up the phone to call security. In fact, I told them if they sent one more representative to my office or if they EVER sent someone to my home – as they had done to others, I would call the police. I had them banned from the floor my office was on and had the receptionist tell them she would call the university police (who are the State Police) if they ever showed up again. I also officially filed a complaint with the SEIU representative and called the union headquarters with the same message. Yet, when I tried to claim union dues that had been taken from my wages at tax time, they did not appear as union dues despite that they had been taken. I was not the only one this happened to. Illinois is at least one of, if not the most, corrupt states in the nation. Completely run by and beholden to the unions. In fact, SEIU has its offices in one of the State of IL buildings.

      • lateblum says:

        Today the workers at a local nursing home held a strike. I am especially angry that this occurred at a nursing home where residents cannot, for the most part, fend for themselves. However, the weather was so bad today that those strikers and SEIU froze their bums.

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  13. Dora says:

    This aggravates me to the extreme! People go to spend a day at the museum and they have to hear this. His enemies don’t miss any opportunity to bash our president.

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    • elliesmom says:

      We’ve gone from the assumption a woman’s answer is “no”, and a guy has to wine her, dine her, and otherwise court her until she says “yes” to the assumption her answer is “yes”, and she has to convince him she means “no”. I don’t know why women think that’s empowerment. In the first instance, the woman is in control of what does and doesn’t happen. In the latter, she’s battling for her bodily autonomy, and a woman can learn a lot about her potential partner while he’s working his way into her bed. It helps her make an informed decision where one date doesn’t tell her much.

      • helenk3 says:

        women have gone from respecting themselves and expecting respect to being a guy’s wet dream. thanks a lot so called “feminists”

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        There was a time when women were expected to act modestly so as not to arouse men and men were supposed to control themselves and protect modest women from men without self-control.

        Now women are expected to let it all hang out but men are expected to show the self-restraint of Buckingham Palace Guards and don’t look, don’t touch and don’t even think about it.

  16. Myiq2xu™ says:

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

  18. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Do I hear the Dukes of Hazzard theme?

  19. lyn says:

    Creeping Sharia …

  20. taw46 says:

  21. Dora says:

    Good Grief!


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    • Cisco says:

      “Last year more than 100,000 migrants requested asylum in France, an increase of 17 per cent compared with 2016 and the highest ever recorded.”
      Answer is in the first sentence.

  22. Dora says:

    I really wouldn’t want to sit on one of those chairs.

  23. Dora says:

    OMG, isn’t this a felony? Lock him up!


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    • Constance says:

      I agree. The Dems would rather piss and moan and call Republicans racists than help DACA people. The Republicans need to link the border wall to drugs and gangs. Stop letting Dems set the narrative.

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  25. Somebody says:

    Would any of you with Facebook consider commenting at Huffpo? They have an article up about how past Presidents volunteered on MLK, but Trump plays golf.

    I would like to remind those assholes that POTUS volunteers every single day, as he is taking no salary. Furthermore half his cabinet volunteers too.

  26. Dora says:

    Still the same Mittens.

    • helenk3 says:

      during all this hulabaloo over what Trump supposedly said has anyone ever looked up how many immigrants were turned away at Ellis Island due to many different reasons?
      now we are supposed just let people come in whether they will hurt the country or have a disease the will spread or are not capable of adding to the country. Whether they come here legally or not. Why bother to have laws?

    • lyn says:

      I gave Mittens shit on his FB page. He’s a shithead.

  27. helenk3 says:

    the dems not gonna be happy over this result

    • Cisco says:

      To even suggest that Obama had ANYTHING to do with the now booming economy is not laughable, it delusional.
      Total denial of reality.

  28. helenk3 says:

    an article on the “resisters” that should be read and remembered

  29. Cisco says:

    Compare this young man to the picture of the thugs on top flashing gang hand signs.

    • helenk3 says:

      maybe if more young people understand and realize just what is being accomplished under this president they will have hope for the future

  30. helenk3 says:

    I am sorry but my bad side finds this funny. WTH does today’s media know about ethics standards

    • Cisco says:

      Oh my freaking aching back!
      Ethics? From the fake freaking media.
      I’m surprised they know the word exists.

  31. taw46 says:

    “What initially started out as a library has morphed into a 20-acre private “center,” and some environmentalists and historians are unhappy with the Obama Foundation’s plans to swoop in and take over a national historic place.”

    • Cisco says:

      I’ve visited that area many times over the years.
      While it occasionally shows it age, it’s been there since the Worlds Columbian Exposition in 1893, it’s still a nice place to visit and get away from the roar of the city. To permanently destroy that area to build a temple for Obama is reprehensible.
      I hope it goes the same way the Star Wars museum did, NOT.

  32. Dora says:

  33. helenk3 says:

    so if more dems stay home , that leaves more seats for people who want to be there.

    • Cisco says:

      Dem’s are soooo stuck in the 60’s with boycotts and sit downs.
      The sat down in Congress and ordered a sumptuous lunch and after the cameras were gone got up and left.
      Had they stayed there a couple of weeks I might have respected them a bit.
      Acting like kids.
      Your not going to Ruths party are you? She’s so dweeb.
      Are you going to Joes party? He sucks.
      Same shit but from supposed adults.

    • DeniseVB says:

      50-70 Dems (depending who’s headline you believe in a news search) skipped the Inauguration. They weren’t missed.

      • Constance says:

        The women Dems who are skipping the State of the Union probably couldn’t find an outfit that conformed to the girls dress code.

  34. Dora says:

    And while you are there, have a good time.


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    • Cisco says:

      Please make travel arrangements with Travel Agent April Ryan for booking trips #ShitHoleTravels..
      “Other countries listed as level-four high-risk areas include Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.”
      Add Haiti and 5 States in Mexico.

  35. Myiq2xu™ says:

  36. taw46 says:

    The media haven’t been able to get rid of our President with all of their lies and bs, so now they are going after Melania again. This is one mean girl article. Trying once again to have the fashion industry shun her and his supporters to hate her. Hey media, we already knew they were rich, we like that about them!

  37. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Guess who?

    The Neanderthals were probably none too pleased to see us coming, overstaying our visas, having children in France, taking all the good mammoth hunting grounds, creating urban hellholes in all the caves in the Basque provinces. Have you SEEN all the graffiti?!? Shocking.

    Cue the Trumpers to start asking why we all had to leave Africa in the first place.



    Neanderthals are all dead. Just sayin’

  38. Myiq2xu™ says:

  39. Cisco says:

    So just how fucked up is California you might ask?
    Here’s some snips from Drudge.
    Leads in poverty but arrest people that feed the homeless.
    It wasn’t a physical arrest but a summons to appear in court, still sucks.

    • Cisco says:

      Just when I thought the above was f’kd up,I read this.

      NHS to Offer Biological Men Cervical Cancer Smear to Avoid ‘Triggering Gender Dysphoria’
      TransgenderJohn Phillips/Getty
      by LIAM DEACON15 Jan 20186624
      Biological women who legally define themselves as men will not be routinely scanned for breast and cervical cancer, even if they retain these organs and remain at risk, the National Health Service (NHS) has said.
      However, at the same time, biological men who regard themselves as women are being invited for cervical smear tests – even though it is impossible for them to have a cervix – an official guidebook states.

      The guidelines, which will put lives at risk and encourage a physically impossible test on non-existent organs, have been introduced to avoid “triggering gender dysphoria” in the transgendered, NHS material indicates.

      All women aged 50 to 70 who are registered as a female with their GP are automatically invited to breast screening every three years, and the practice is thought to save more than a thousand lives a year.

      “If you are a trans man [biological woman]… you won’t be routinely invited for breast screening. We recommend you consider having breast screening if you have not had chest reconstruction (top surgery) or still have breast tissue,” the document reads.
      🍸🍸🍸🍸Yea, that should do it, martini time.

  40. taw46 says:

  41. Dora says:

    Don’t these people have anything else to do with their lives?


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