I Have A Dream

-By Nancy Morgan

Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream’ has fallen by the wayside. His ‘dream’ of having blacks judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin is no closer to being realised than it was more than 40 years ago when he first articulated his vision of a color free future.

Not, as current black ‘leaders’ assert, because racism is alive and well in America. But because the current politically correct orthodoxy has effectively banned any type of judgement. All judgement is now off limits. (Unless you’re one of the lucky few who does the judging.) Judging others has been deemed at best, hurtful. At worst, a hate crime. Thus, any reference which challenges the liberal template of race, such as, say, having an opinion, has become a social crime with very real penalties.

The latest casualty of this perverse policy is one of the world’s most highly regarded scientists, Dr. James Watson, who won a Nobel Prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA. The wrath of the left has descended upon Dr Watson for daring to opine that intelligence, IQ, may vary among different races.

Set aside the fact that his assertion may hold some merit, as proven by Charles Murray and Abigail Thernston’s ‘Bell Curve’ study. The fact is that Dr Watson dared to challenge the left’s holy trinity of race, i.e.:

All blacks are victims of racism
Whatever misfortune befalls them is Whitey’s fault
America is still a racist nation.

The few celebrities and politicians that have dared uttered any opinion on the subject of race recently should have served as an example to Dr Watson. Namely, one either holds the ‘socially acceptable’ view on matters of race (and sex) or one can kiss their career goodbye. Think Trent Lott, Isiah Washington, Don Imus…

Though Dr Watson quickly offered numerous mea culpas for the heresy of voicing an opinion on race, this wasn’t enough to satisfy those whose make a living by fanning the flames of racial sensitivities. Maybe if Watson had immediately entered rehab with a view towards ‘correcting his thinking’ as actor Isiah Washington did, he may have saved his job. As it stands, he was suspended Thursday by his New York Research Institution.

Martin Luther King’s dream has turned into a nightmare. A bad dream full of quotas, lack of accountability, increased racial intolerance, increased segregation and extreme volatility and inequity in interracial standards of behavior and communication. This sorry state of affairs is a dream come true for racial hucksters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, the self anointed ‘spokesmen’ who claim to represent the whole black race. After all, if everyone ‘just got along’, these rubes would lose their power, their funding and their relevance.

Personally, I have a dream. A dream where people like Lawrence Sumner and Dr Watson team up with the thousands of other men and women of merit who have been effectively silenced by our increasingly censurious society. I have a dream that they fight back – ala ‘Atlas Shrugged’ – by pooling their talents and forging a society where merit rules. A society where pathetic race mongers like Jackson and Sharpton are actually judged and found guilty of taking Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream’ and subverting it to their own selfish agendas.

I dream of a society where truly outstanding people of merit like Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Margaret Thatcher, etc. are held up as examples to emulate instead of being vilified by self-proclaimed ‘experts’ and discredited losers who yearn for their 15 minutes while engaging in the worst form of shadenfreud. A society where, as Shelby Steele puts it, ‘…callow and sycophantic black leaders will stop selling black dependency as white opportunities for moral deliverance.’

I have a dream that one day color won’t determine one’s identity. A day when individuals will be free to voice opinions on race without being dragged through the mud by people whose only value lies in conformity. I dream that one day whites will stop patronizing blacks, and blacks will stop allowing themselves to be patronized. A day when everyday Americans aren’t forced to continually prove how non-racist they are. I dream that individual identity will one day trump group identity.

I have a dream that one day MLK will be able to rest easy in his grave, knowing that his vision of judging a man by the content of his character instead of the color of his skin has become a reality.
Nancy Morgan is a conservative activist, columnist, talk-show host and senior editor for www.RightBias.com, a conservative news site.

Until 2001, Nancy was a producer in Los Angeles. Her company, Morgan Productions, was one of the very few conservative production companies on the west coast. Product included shows, documentaries, commercials and infomercials.

After 33 years of living in Los Angeles, Nancy decided to move to a climate more tolerant of conservatives, settling in 2002 in beautiful Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, where she lives today.

Nancy is a graduate of the National Journalism Center, former board member of Accuracy In Media and founder of Conservatives of Los Angeles and Carolina Conservatives. She is co-host of “Talk Back” at WGTN in Georgetown and active in conservative politics in South Carolina.

Her goal and her passion is making available the conservative point of view.

Nancy can be reached at: NancyVideo@aol.com

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