The Left Has Strayed VERY Far from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message
Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day — a federal holiday commemorating the memory and legacy for the famed civil rights icon. MLK is one of those transformative figures in American history that gets endless praise when it’s convenient. Then, the very people who say they’re continuing his legacy turn around and spit on it.
If King was alive today, there’s no question as to how he would feel about “identity politics” — because he was already talking about it when he staged his famous marches in the 1960s. King told us not to judge one another by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character. This is the opposite of what intersectional leftists want.
The logic of identity politics dictates that certain individuals are more qualified to speak about certain matters if they have the right biology. Men can’t talk about the pros and cons of abortion, because reproductive rights are a “women’s issue.” White people can’t sound off on discrimination, because only people of color have authority in that area.
This perspective is anti-scientific, illiberal, and hauntingly authoritarian. It was this kind of thinking that MLK repeatedly risked his life to destroy.
Here’s Mark Dice with more.