I was there in Washington, D.C. with my dad when Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. I was a
little boy. Highlights I remember are yellow school buses parked as
far as I could see, MLK's speech, and black actress Lena Horne's
electrifying one-word speech. Horn approached the podium and simply
screamed the word "FREEDOM!" holding it for a long time.
The crowd of 250,000 plus went wild with laughter and applause.
I also remember how certain ideas in MLK's speech struck powerful
chords in my young heart and mind. "People
should be judged by the content of their character rather than the
color of their skin ... little black boys and girls and little white
boys and girls holding hands in brotherhood."
Recently, my dad, now 80, reminded me of something I said that day which
touched him. Dad said that I asked him why we were there. He
responded, "To get our freedom." He purchased a "Freedom"
button for me. I said, "Dad,
I'm not gonna take this button off until we get our freedom."
I do not remember that day at the 1963 March on Washington feeling in
any way hatred for whites or America. How did MLK's Civil Rights
Movement and the NAACP take such a drastic turn in the wrong
As a black conservative, I am often called a traitor to my race. I
submit that the true traitors are the race profiteers: liberals and
socialists who have hijacked Dr. King's movement, shattered his
dream, and betrayed his legacy.
Quite frankly, the NAACP is a disgrace. When President Obama spoke at an
NAACP event, the audience erupted in wild applause when Obama said
that blacks are still suffering from racism in America. Thank you,
Mr. Great Unifier. Why was the NAACP audience so excited about
maintaining victim status? Why did they want to believe the lie that
race-relations in America have not changed much since the 1950s?
Yes, as long as there are humans, there will be some prejudice and
discrimination. But racism is not a problem for blacks in America
today. America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for
who choose to go for it. Why are so many people willing to risk
everything to get to our shores, attempting the journey on cardboard
rafts held together with crazy glue and duct tape?
Dr. King's once-great NAACP has become a negative, shameful tool of the
left: overseers committed to keeping their fellow blacks dependent
and subservient to the Democrat party.
Including once-self-proclaimed Communist Van Jones among the honorees at this
year's NAACP Image Award show last night epitomizes the
organization's descent into liberal Hades. Jones was forced to resign
as the Obama administration's green czar due to his radical, far-left
ideas, which include believing the Bush administration blew up the
towers on 9/11. Jones has spouted extremely vicious and vulgar
comments about political opponents. NAACP President Benjamin Todd
Jealous called Jones "an American treasure." Is Jones the
"image" that the NAACP wishes to present to young black
America while treating black U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence
Thomas and black former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice like
dirt? Utterly outrageous and shameful.
Remember this classic commercial? As a car drives down the highway, trash is
thrown from the window, littering the landscape. The camera cuts to
the face of an American Indian. A tear rolls down his cheek. Imagine
the face being that of MLK. A tear rolls down his cheek upon seeing
what has happened to his inspired movement and his dream of
As for Dr. King's dream of a day when people would be judged by the
content of their character rather than the color of their skin, the
NAACP functions in quite the opposite way. The organization views
everything from a racial prospective, and race trumps everything
except conservatism. A black choosing to embrace conservatism is the
only sin the NAACP considers unforgivable. Thus, their disdain for
self-reliant, independent-minded, patriotic blacks.
If the NAACP deems Van Jones worthy of their Image Award this year, then
surely the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, famous for his "God
comment, is a strong candidate for the prestigious award next year.
Selecting Van Jones to receive their award was truly a new low for the NAACP.
To quote Rush Limbaugh, the organization should be titled the NAALCP,
National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People.
I am president of a new organization: the NAACPC, the National
Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of all Colors.
If he were alive today, the man I remember as being bigger than life,
whose words touched and inspired me as a child at the 1963 March on
Washington, would surely become a proud member. With a smile of
brotherhood and open arms, I cordially invite all of you to join our
As my patriot brother Lee Greenwood so eloquently proclaimed in his
classic song, "I am proud [and extremely grateful] to be an
Lloyd Marcus, (black) Unhyphenated American, singer/songwriter, entertainer, author, artist, and Tea Party patriot
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