Here is the part of that speech in which he describes his dream:
I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four 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.
I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor’s lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
Racism Can Die – Let it Die
Let us be honest about this, that dream has come true. Not because we have people in power like Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, and Barack Obama, the highest positions on the planet but because we have kids who go to school, play and date each other without giving a thought to the fact that they are different “races”. Your modern kid, just doesn’t care. Fact is, they have not cared for a very long time. Only people like Jackson keep racism alive. They pump it full of electrically charged Frankenrace madness day in and day out.
Though racism does exist in the world (and always will to some degree) it most certainly is on its death bed and would die if people like Jackson would just let it. But he can’t because he makes his living from it. Fame, power, and cash, are what is really keeping racism alive. Groups like the KKK are tiny. Searching for information in KKK membership you will find headlines like “The KKK Is Still Based in 22 States in the U.S. in 2017” (US News) or “The Klu [sic] Klux Klan still has active groups in 33 states” (Vice News). Those headlines are designed to make it sound like a large and nationwide organization. But when you dig into those stories they admit (usually hidden in a paragraph near the bottom) that there are only “…between 5,000 – 8,000” Klan members nationwide. Even if we take the larger number of 8,000 that is still (statistically speaking) 0% of the US Population. Even if we factor in the dreaded “alt-right” Nazi types the number is still so small as to not even be a percent of the population.
If racism were a cancer, and If only 8,000 people a year got that cancer, we wouldn’t be talking about cancer at all.
Though the word “craft” (nowadays) more often than not means scrap booking or making things from Popsicle sticks it also means a profession. A doctor practices his craft when he cares for a patient. We have seen over the centuries that when the craft involves belief it can be used to harm people. Religion is a great example of this. When religion is used to make someone money, or gain them power it’s called “priestcraft” and it’s dangerous to its core. In fact, much of what people who hate religion actually hate about religion is the result of priestcraft and not religion itself.
Today we have men who do the same dangerous thing with race. To them it is a career. Though they claim they want it to go away the fact is, if it did, they would be out of a job.
It’s very interesting the parallels between Martin Luther and Martin Luther King in this respect. Martin Luther was against priestcraft. His path to fighting this was dangerous. He said, “I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.” which is really a quote that could escape the lips of either of the Martin Luthers. The one taught that all men have an equal ability to call on God and the other that all men have an equal ability to call on government and expect a redress in fairness.
Both men wanted the sinner to be a thing of the past.
That’s the key there. Racecraft and priestcraft must keep alive the thing that supports them. A priest cannot absolve sin forever or else a man would never need to return to him. He must leave a man feeling a little better about sin but knowing it will return. He must leave the man in fear of hell and himself as the one who can save him from it. That’s priestcraft.
The practitioners of racecraft do the same. They must keep the oppressed in fear of the oppressor. If blacks in America ever realize that successful blacks are not the exception but that they exist in all spheres of American life and began to see the formula for that success they wouldn’t need men like Jackson anymore.
That was King’s real Dream and he said so, “I have a dream that my four 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.” Who really is judging the skin? The 0% of KKK members? So what. They are a mental anomaly. No, it’s the men like Jesse Jackson who see skin and think it equals: oppressed, underclass, and hopeless. Perhaps this is why immigration is so important to the left, the blacks they have used so long are starting to dream their own dream and men like Jackson need a new flock of faithful to practice their craft on.
“The Department of Justice and the current administration are undermining Dr. King’s Dream. We are marching to reaffirm that religious leaders will recommit to being at the forefront of social justice and civil rights.”