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Black Leadership and Racial Murder

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By J.R. Dunn
August 30, 2013

The recent explosion of black-on-white vicious and hateful killings -- the murder of thirteen-month-old Antonio Santiago, the shooting of nurse David Santucci in Memphis, the murder of Australian student Chris Lane, the beating death of elderly veteran Delbert Belton -- have served to put an end to one of the great myths of the civil rights movement: that black leadership would lead the country out of racism into an epoch of national reconciliation.

One of the assumptions behind the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s was that black participants (not to overlook their white supporters) had a moral claim infinitely superior to that of their opponents. There is certainly a large measure of truth to this. There's no meaningful measure of comparison between Ralph Bunche, James Meredith, Ralph Abernathy, or Martin Luther King and the Bilbos, Faubuses, and Wallaces who comprised the defenders of segregation.

(As for those who want to criticize Rev. King for his numerous affairs -- that is a private matter with no connection the subject at issue. Alpha males often misbehave in that fashion -- it's part of the package, an aspect of the human condition. Douglas MacArthur had a 17-year-old Filipina mistress before he settled down. If you can square that circle, then you can dismiss Dr. King.)

The high moral authority of its leadership characterized the entire movement. King's adaptation of a Gandhian nonviolence strategy within a "turn the other cheek" Christian framework was a key element in elevating the effort. The refusal of marchers and demonstrators to strike back elicited admiration even from those skeptical of their aims. Of the numerous killings that occurred during the civil rights era, not a single one can be ascribed to an active supporter, despite immense provocations from segregationists.

But even as the movement reached its hour of triumph in 1964-65, with the utter destruction of the segregation regime and the fulfillment of the ideal of legal equality for all Americans, something went wrong. The promise soured, and victory turned into ashes. The movement was taken over by a combination of race hustlers out for personal advancement and would-be revolutionaries hoping for a racial Götterdämmerung. The murder of Dr. King in 1968 put the seal on these developments.

The dream of a true racially egalitarian society died thanks to deliberate efforts to make whites pay for their role in oppressing blacks, whether real or imagined.

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By J.R. Dunn
August 30, 2013

The recent explosion of black-on-white vicious and hateful killings -- the murder of thirteen-month-old Antonio Santiago, the shooting of nurse David Santucci in Memphis, the murder of Australian student Chris Lane, the beating death of elderly veteran Delbert Belton -- have served to put an end to one of the great myths of the civil rights movement: that black leadership would lead the country out of racism into an epoch of national reconciliation.

One of the assumptions behind the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s was that black participants (not to overlook their white supporters) had a moral claim infinitely superior to that of their opponents. There is certainly a large measure of truth to this. There's no meaningful measure of comparison between Ralph Bunche, James Meredith, Ralph Abernathy, or Martin Luther King and the Bilbos, Faubuses, and Wallaces who comprised the defenders of segregation.

(As for those who want to criticize Rev. King for his numerous affairs -- that is a private matter with no connection the subject at issue. Alpha males often misbehave in that fashion -- it's part of the package, an aspect of the human condition. Douglas MacArthur had a 17-year-old Filipina mistress before he settled down. If you can square that circle, then you can dismiss Dr. King.)

The high moral authority of its leadership characterized the entire movement. King's adaptation of a Gandhian nonviolence strategy within a "turn the other cheek" Christian framework was a key element in elevating the effort. The refusal of marchers and demonstrators to strike back elicited admiration even from those skeptical of their aims. Of the numerous killings that occurred during the civil rights era, not a single one can be ascribed to an active supporter, despite immense provocations from segregationists.

But even as the movement reached its hour of triumph in 1964-65, with the utter destruction of the segregation regime and the fulfillment of the ideal of legal equality for all Americans, something went wrong. The promise soured, and victory turned into ashes. The movement was taken over by a combination of race hustlers out for personal advancement and would-be revolutionaries hoping for a racial Götterdämmerung. The murder of Dr. King in 1968 put the seal on these developments.

The dream of a true racially egalitarian society died thanks to deliberate efforts to make whites pay for their role in oppressing blacks, whether real or imagined.

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We continue to see this on a daily basis.
So he's saying the Civil Rights movement has been highjacked by people out to use it for personal gain and to kill whites???...

Hmmm.... pretty far out there, even for me.
 
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