John Lewis on London Riots

Historians must write about our contemporaries from the perspective of Edward Gibbon


I just got finished watching Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Martyr (CRM) and Georgia congressman from Atlanta, share his two cents about the London riots.

I have a simple question for Rep. John Lewis: isn’t this just the familiar whirlwind of the myth of “Civil Rights Movement” being played out in the United Kingdom? As a “veteran” of the Civil Rights Movement, surely you have to know this story.

Do you remember the time that black people torched Los Angeles, Detroit, Watts, and Newark? Surely, you have seen the “flash mobs” in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee?

Isn’t this just what black people always do when they lose faith in the political process? Martin Luther King promised them the world from 1955 to 1965. In exchange for their insolence and flagrant violation of the law in the State of Alabama, which was aided and abetted by the likes of Newsweek magazine, they were rewarded with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

As you certainly know, the “Civil Rights Movement” didn’t end in 1965. In fact, Martin Luther King, Jr. himself lived until 1968. In the last three years of his life, White America had begun to turn away from MLK, and his legacy was only raked from the coals of history by his White assassin James Earl Ray.

What is Barack Hussein Obama in the eyes of Black America? Obama was the fulfillment of MLK’s “I Have a Dream.” They are correct. This is the terminus of that particular project.

It was a great accomplishment for black people to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In fact, it was a great personal success for your own career to move up in the this world from Troy, AL to Washington, DC.

Again, we both know that the “Civil Rights Movement” continued from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to that fateful day in Memphis where Saint MLK was assassinated after the debacle of the “non-violent march for civil rights” in that sanitation strike.

Why did the Civil Rights Movement run out of steam in the late 1960s? We both know the answer to that question. After the sudden rush of euphoria in Montgomery in 1965, the American Negro had to adjust to that awful beast called Reality, and was disappointed to find out that Reality did not live up to his expectations.

Black people lost faith in the political process. They switched their allegiances to the militant ghetto thugs like Stokely Carmichael. I’m sure you remember that militant black supremacist who was involved in your own “black power” vanguardist organization, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating (SNCC).

The so-called Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) renounced MLK’s philosophy of non-violence and purged its own White members. Do you remember the time that Diane Nash went to North Vietnam to hang out with Ho Chi Minh? What about the time that Stokely Carmichael went to Cuba to deliver his love letter of solidarity to Fidel Castro?

As you know very well, this gab about “non-violence” was only a tactic (i.e., in your parlance a con) that you used to extract what you wanted from White America, and when “non-violence” had run its course you changed your tune and switched to more violent methods.

The only thing White America remembers about MLK in 2011 is that in 1963 (or sometime thereabouts) he gave the “I Have a Dream” speech to a dewy eyed crowd of White Boomers at the Lincoln Memorial. Those of us who have studied MLK under the microscope over the years know who he really was.

Unfortunately, I never got the chance to see MLK the Great in person. I was born in Alabama 12 years after MLK was assassinated. It doesn’t really matter now though.

Barack Hussein Obama is a sufficient stand in for MLK the Great. I can sit here and study his royal highness from the perspective of my television screen. My overwhelming impression of Obama is that he is also just someone who gives speeches that he reads from a teleprompter.

Does that remind you of anyone?

Surely, you know the story of what happened to LBJ and MLK when black people (they became “African-Americans” in later decades) got the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In exchange for the Voting Rights Act, White America got the Watts Riots of 1965. I’m sure you know that when Barack Hussein Obama is defeated in the 2012 presidential election we will see a replay of the late 1960s.

As this spectacle unfolds on national television like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, White America will be able to witness the ensuing anarchy on cable television, talk radio, WordPress, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, smart phones, and digital cameras.

Black Run America (1965-2011) is gearing up for the season finale in 2012. The scientists, historians, and journalists of Generation Y are going to create a new narrative about the Civil Rights Movement and the epoch of American history which is about to a crashing end.

I’m sure this will be a story worthy of Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. I have the complete box set on my own personal bookshelf.

Note: Progressives will be sorely disappointed to find out that human society doesn’t actually “progress” toward their predestined ideological direction.

The art was better in the Renaissance. The philosophy was better in Ancient Greece. The religion was better in the Middle Ages. The rhetoric in America was better in the time of Calhoun, Webster, and Clay. The leadership was better in the time of Jackson and Polk. The geography of cities was better in the Antebellum Era.

Only the poorly educated product of a specialized Ivy League university like Harvard could convince himself that Congress has made “progress” when 6 percent of the United States agrees with the proposition.

The real value of a Harvard education can be seen every time Barack Hussein Obama speaks at the teleprompter.

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