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Letter: Martin Luther King should have advocated for self-reliance

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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am

Throughout the annals of time, opinions waver, opinions change. However, in every historical epoch when the adherents’ adversaries no longer exist, then only the facts remain firm. Such will be the saga of the false redeemer, Martin Luther King, and his liberal, pernicious myth of equality.

The last week of August, we were all reminded of his march on Washington, D.C., his “I Have a Dream” speech and his great sacrifice made for his people — bull. The real Martin Luther King was morally corrupt, and his endeavors were not altruistic but only self-serving.

When Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, at which King was present and promoted, the bill’s only redeeming values were the ending of separate entrances, water fountains and latrines. The real downside was more government bureaucratic interference that created a lot of non-productive jobs at the private sector’s expense, making many people dependent and wards of the state.

Real black civil rights leaders before, during and after King, always advocated self-reliance, respect and cohesiveness among themselves for an underpinning mission to bring positive change, like other ethnic minorities have accomplished in the past and present, which has made them prosper without help from government. These types of civil rights leaders are shunned by the liberal establishment as dangerous, racist radicals, because “self-reliance” is an obscene phrase in their lexicon.

Blacks who used self-reliance as in the Jim Crow era and today prospered; the ones who traveled King’s highway only led to sociological catastrophes. The majority of blacks today are worse off than during the segregation period. Only 12 percent of the population is black, yet 40 percent or more of prisoners are black. Their overall per-capita ranks highest in unemployment and unwed pregnancies. Therefore, when this nation’s era is at an end and facts become firm, the dream Martin Luther King had will then be seen as a profound nightmare.

Adam Dados


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  • Doug Chaney posted at 2:25 am on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    It's funny that Joe Baxter only considers African-American and Hispanics as minorities? Why is that Joe?

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:17 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Joe, were you by any chance one of those Tuskeegee airmen?

  • Joe Baxter posted at 3:44 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    We should resolve helping EVERYONE with self reliance first, whites, blacks, hispanics and everyone in between. My dad always told me there is a big difference between " can't" and "won't". If someone can't help themselves, we should help, if the WON'T help themselves, cut them off of the freebie regardless of ethnicity.

  • Brett Thompson posted at 2:06 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 55

    Joe Baxter- What is your point? That all races, except white, are less self-reliant?

    Logic would dictate that if we focused on helping the largest group of people on social programs (whites) become more self-reliant, we could more drastically reduce the overall costs of these programs, rather than focusing on a minority group that makes-up a smaller number of the total beneficiaries.

    In terms of pure dollars, whites are accounting for the highest cost of social programs than any other racial group. We should address solving their issues of self-reliance first.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 12:43 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    Revealing partial statistics for food stamps, Medicaid and unemployment is a favorite of someone that wants to skew numbers to bolster their argument. Here is a more complete set of statistics:

    United States population by ethnicity:
    Whites = 69%
    Blacks = 12%
    Hispanic = 12%

    United States prisoner population by ethnicity:
    Whites = 32%
    Blacks = 38%
    Hispanic = 19%

    United States Medicaid by recipients by ethnicity:
    White = 37%
    Black = 20%
    Hispanic = 29%

    United States population receiving AFDC by ethnicity:
    Whites = 39%
    Blacks = 37%
    Hispanic = 18%

    United States unemployment by ethnicity:
    Whites = 14%
    Blacks = 31%
    Hispanics = 10%

  • John Lucas posted at 10:19 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730


  • Brett Thompson posted at 7:54 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 55

    This is just another racist rant by an imbecile.

    Maybe Adam should be advocating for white people to be self-reliant?

    - The largest majority of people on food stamps are white (36.6%)
    - The largest majority of people on Medicaid are white (40%)
    - The number of whites on unemployment outnumbers blacks by 7-to-1

    By the way, I am a "self-reliant" white male.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:56 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488


  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:55 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Aside from being off-topic, Mr. Kindseth, I have no idea what "slurs" you are talking about. Why would a comment that made fun of your news sources be deleted anyway?

    Are "right wing" and "wacko" a slurs now? Your words, not mine.

    I have ridiculed your reliance on you online subscription to The American Thinker which I am sure delivers right wing slanted news to you inbox daily.

    And are you just picking a fight here, or what. Several too many, no doubt.


  • Steve Schmidt posted at 7:32 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2677

    If only every conservative politician were honest enough to open every campaign rally with a denouncement of "the pernicious liberal myth of equality"

    Perhaps they could follow it up with a discussion of "legitimate rape" before adjourning to the men's room to practice their "wide stance".

  • John Lucas posted at 6:12 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Are you sure she was referring to your news sources?

  • John Kindseth posted at 5:35 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    John Kindseth Posts: 246

    Joanne: In a post of yours that is now removed, you referred to my news sites as right wing [and other slurs, often the word wakko is used] without substantiation.

    Since these listed below are most likely friends of yours, which of these are honest, fair and balanced news reporters ???

    George Stepinopolous
    Tom Brokaw
    Colon Powell
    Bob Beckel
    Alan Colmes
    Marc Lamont Hill
    Juan Williams
    Kirsten powers
    Bill Press
    Geraldo Rivera
    Judith Miller
    Sally Quinn
    Kirsten Powers
    Leslie Marshall
    Dennis Kucinich
    Bill Richardson
    Austan Goolsbee
    Danielle McLaughlin
    Margaret Hoover
    Laura Ries
    James rosen
    David Callahan
    James Carville
    Keith Ellison
    Jennifer Korn
    Brentt Wilkes
    Chuck [] Schumer
    Scott Brown
    Leo Terrell
    Barney Frank
    James carville
    Margie Omero
    Lindsay Graham
    Julie Roginsky
    Tavis Smiley

  • Walter Chang posted at 5:03 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1187

    "sociological catastrophes"

    Think: Ending segregation, housing and job discrimination, and voter suppression.

    Adam spent his whole life paving over things.

    Hard work. Especially in the late summer.

    Here, he's paving over the truth...

    With his own special brand of "blacktop".

    For free. Enjoy


  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:23 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    This is what you get when racist Lodians pretend they are egalitarians.

    "We don't hate black people, we just hate lazy black people, criminal black people, and black people who feel entitled to freebies."

    Why, Mr. Dados, to you not feel the need to preach self-reliance to the thousands of white people in town (the majority) who are also on public assistance and feel entitled to it also?

    I also would like to know who these "other" civil rights leaders are who Mr. Dados claims are shunned by liberals because they preach self-reliance. That has to be one of the most absurd statements and, truthfully, the hallmark of a racist in sheep's clothing.

    I remember the "good old days" when Adam Dados and Walter White would go "LTE to LTE," with Dados spewing fire and brimstone and White checking his every move. Miss you Walter!

  • John Lucas posted at 2:06 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    From the speech

    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.
    I have a dream today. MLK

    I suggest you read the entire speech. He was not asking for handouts, he was asking that people be treated by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.

    You said this:

    These types of civil rights leaders are shunned by the liberal establishment as dangerous, racist radicals, because "self-reliance" is an obscene phrase in their lexicon.

    This is not true. There is no one advocating this and you do not give an example because no one has. You are lying. I do not know what color or ethnicity you are but when judging a mans character you do not get many points for lying.


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