Wednesday, April 4, 2018

What if... MLK Lived?

What if King had survived? Would he have changed the trajectory of events that shaped a post-1968 America? And how would events have changed him as the country evolved?

These questions were posed to Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. A few of the hypothetical postulations are listed below.

  • He would have changed events?
  • King could have saved thousands of lives in Vietnam, had Kennedy, who was running for president in 1968, also survived, says Benedict Giamo, associate professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
  • I think it would have been a quicker end to the Vietnam War with a coalition of MLK and RKF," says Giamo, who teaches a course called "Witnessing the Sixties." As we know, from '68 to '73, you had close to 25,000 more deaths in Vietnam.

Far too many variables for this social and moral hypothetical trip back into time to change the future. Too many "If's and but's." As the late Monday Night Football commentator used to say, "if if's and buts were candy and nuts, everyone would have a Merry Christmas."

The European power structure, spearheaded by the Rockefeller's, Rothschild's, Morgans, Bush, and a few others who are behind illegal wars for profit, would have done exactly what was done. The Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican - hoarders of the worlds wealth - would have done the exact same thing, not lift one finger to assist downtrodden African Americans when they definitely had the financial wherewithal to do so. Remember, the Pope is considered the "Vicar of Christ," that's the earthly representative of the one and only Jesus Christ.

So ask yourself this question: if Jesus was on earth, in the flesh during the days of slavery, of reconstruction, of Jim Crow, water hoses, police dogs, KKK, and incessant brutality against black people, would he have sat idly by and done absolutely nothing?

"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." Specifically when you have those who have been disenfranchised, taken advantage of, for centuries - and this includes the financially disadvantaged, not just people of color - worshiping a pseudo, make-believe deity, who is supposed to "cometh with the clouds" to save the day, you're asking for perpetual problems, and that is what we have witnessed.

Organized religion is behind all the dirt, behind all the skulduggery that goes on in this world. Religion and War are the sinister feather of the same malevolent flock of birds that so cripples our world. This is why King's message of equality and courage is far more effective as a Martyr than if he and JFK and Robert and Malcolm and Gandhi and Mandela and Mother Teresa... would have lived. They transitioned when they were suppose to.

As Einstein stated, "We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive." As of 2018, that "new manner of thinking" has not translated to the majority. Therefore, humanity will destroy itself before planet earth has inhabitants that respect her and that respect themselves.