2020 Reflections On Martin Luther King Jr
By: FreedomJournal Press
Then we heard the sweet commotion and noise of the Sages as they convened. What if Dr. King had lived into this time and space that we now live? Since we heard that Dr. King was grounded and rooted in the Word, the Sages declare that King would have never left God. Therefore, what has been the high road or low road of the Civil Rights Movement?
Truth, Jeremiah and Freedom pondered over the most important issues in the Black community. First and foremost, as we lean on the Methodology for Obtaining Truth and the Spiritual Scientist who is an independent thinker, we note the supreme importance for all of humanity is to know God.
Thus, in Christianity and the hope of all that believe in monotheism, God is first in their life. Materialism has no home and no one will have to come out of the Church to come out of the world.
Then comes education. A Godly Civil Rights Movement would insist that Black people embrace and accept their true and distinct ethnicity as Black Americans. The refusal and rejection of one's true culture transcends into every aspect of their lives and total existence on God's green earth. The tragic results are noted in the multitude of contemporary problems faced by Black Americans.
What is even more tragic as Dr. King looked on, many of these problems are caused by the victim, as sometimes the victim is a fault. The failure of the home, church and school created the Free Ride syndrome. What has been the impact of Hip Hop regarding the respect for self and the Black woman?
What would the employment picture be for Black Americans in 2020 if King had lived? The Black middle class would have increased rapidly and there would be only minimal unemployment among the Black poor. Also, those that moved to the class above the middle class in Black America would have also increased in numbers.
Justice reform, community relations with law enforcement and or violence in Black America all have something in common. More young Black men respecting self, mother, father and authority figures would reduce the prison population. More Black Americans attending colleges where the Free Ride is nonexistent would also have a significant impact on the large presence of Blacks in the criminal justice system.
Carl A. Patton, FreedomJournal Press