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My Dream About ‘I Have a Dream’…

As we are all probably aware from the media bombardment this morning, today is the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington, DC where Martin Luther King, Jr., made his famous “I have a dream” speech.  After listening to the hateful words, despicable actions and disgusting antics of those who say they speak for Dr. King, such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and even our President, I think Dr. King would be exceptionally disappointed in the state of race in our nation.  But not for the reasons the MSM and Dr. King’s children, Jackson, Sharpton and Obama would have you believe.

I fully expect to be told after this is published that I, as a white woman, I have no voice in this.  Those who would do so are wrong, and Dr. King’s own words prove it.  The only thing that I will agree with Jackson, Sharpton, Obama and the MSM about race in America is that too many are still not looking past skin color, though the culprits, as Shakespeare would say “doth protest too much.”  And know that I will not use the term “African American” to describe the black community in America.  I find that term divisive and shows again that Dr. King’s message of being included is being ignored.  If you are American, be American.  If you see yourself as African first, you don’t really want to be included in American society, so why are you complaining?

I listened last night to the news and a short interview with two of Dr. King’s children and while I wasn’t surprised with the rhetoric that came out of their mouths, I was quite dismayed by it.  If you listen to the MSM and people like Jackson or Sharpton, you’d think that black people in America were still drinking from separate water fountains and being kept out of higher education.  It’s simply not true.  What is true is that Dr. King’s message has been perverted and made into something ugly to justify treating others that aren’t black with hatred and violence.

In his speech, Dr. King said, “We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical form with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny.”

The message of those who preach violence and distrust for another based on color are perverting his message.  While I will not rehash the debacle that became Trayvon Martin, there has been a rash of race based killing of white people.  Random people for no other reason than the color of their skin.  Would Dr. King approve?  By his own words, NO!

Go on Twitter and it will take you all of 5 seconds to find the most racist filth imaginable, professing hatred of others based solely on their skin color.  The majority of those racists are BLACK PEOPLE.  Would Dr. King approve? NO! He said do not “distrust all white people”!  I’m not saying it doesn’t go both ways, but there is a wholesale pass given to the black community to be racist, one that no other would be allowed.  It is as wrong for one as it is for the other. Unless it stops, people will continue to be angry and to hate.

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Suzanne Olden

Suzanne Reisig Olden is a Catholic Christian, Conservative, married mother of two, who loves God, family and country in that order. She lives northwest of Baltimore, in Carroll County, Maryland. She graduated from Villa Julie College/Stevenson University with a BS in Paralegal Studies and works as a paralegal for a franchise company, specializing in franchise law and intellectual property. Originally from Baltimore, and after many moves, she came home to raise her son and daughter, now high school and college aged, in her home state. Suzanne also writes for The Firebreathing Conservative website ( and hopes you'll come visit there as well for even more discussion of conservative issues.