Monday, January 16, 2012
In Remembrance of Dr. King
Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of equality, justice, freedom and humanity is systematically being superseded by the Machiavellian principle that the ends justify the means with all the greed, cruelty and tyranny that implies. It seems to me that the upshot of the current drive toward voter suppression, income inequality, union busting, undermining of education and demonizing of the Working Class and the Working Poor is aimed at producing a society not unlike Machiavelli’s. In place of a government duly elected by the people there would be an absolute leader supported by a layer of aristocracy. Below the aristocracy would exist the common people tied to mere survival by the chains of economic deprivation.
This is not Americanism, nor is it democracy. It is in fact the death of Dr. King’s dream. We must teach our fellow countrymen that to spite all the flag waving, Bible thumbing, patriotism pontificating, fear mongering and false bravado, there is a perverse calculus at work here that will not serve them. If we do not then the ethereal grandeur of Dr. King’s dream will be relegated to a page in a dusty history book. That is to say if he is mentioned at all. There is nothing a Machiavellian hates more than a free thinker with a beautiful mind.