“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
From the offset of police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed thug Michael Brown, we can see that the state-controlled media is resurrecting the issue of racism. And, as usual, not too far behind are the modern-day, self-proclaimed civil rights leaders.
After listening to their divisive rhetoric (only using the old tactic of divide and conquer (Mark [3:25]), I couldn’t help but notice how stark of a contrast that these wannabe modern-day civil rights leaders are from the original creed of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s led by Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a molder of consensus to guarantee equal rights under the law for all men who were “endowed by their Creator,” as the Declaration of Independence rightly states.
Let me take you back to the 1960s. Every participant in the civil rights marches was required to sign the following pledge before they could participate:
1) Meditate on teachings of Jesus daily.
2) Remember that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation, not just victory.
3) Walk and talk in the manner of love/charity, for God is love.
4) Pray daily to be used by God.
5) Sacrifice personal needs. Greed has to go out the window.
6) Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.
7) Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.
8) Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue or heart.
9) Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.
10) Follow the directions of the movement and of the captain of the demonstration.