Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Conservatives Have Dreams Too!

This being the 50th Anniversary of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, conservatives are in full bull goose loony mode. Conservatives make laughable claims about King being a conservative (these depend on conflating "Republican" and "Conservative", and completely ignoring The Southern Strategy, which encouraged racist southern whites to flee the Democratic Party into the warm embrace of the GOP) and making false assumptions about what King really believed. Black conservatives claim that liberals are appropriating King's legacy while remaining silent about a white lunatic ham-fistedly trying to appropriate it. Conservatives tend to get even stupider than usual when confronting MLK's legacy.

This year, we have some extra-stupid conservative proclamations... you see, conservatives have dreams too! America's Dead Beat Dad, Joe Walsh dreams that black males won't do what he himself did unapologetically. Jonah Goldberg dreams that he has something relevant to say about King. Perhaps the craziest dream of all is Laura Ingraham's dream in which Representative John Lewis' speech is silenced by gunfire (of course, John Lewis bled for the civil rights movement, and faced numerous death threats, so this "proxy assassination" is nothing new).

Of course, the Conservative dreams are a nightmare to others, but at least they dream, much like Cthulhu.

How about scrubbing those nasty Conservative dreams from your brain? How about a listen to MLK's speech, the most memorable portion of which was delivered extemporaneously inspired in part by a spirited performance by Gospel great Mahalia Jackson?





Here's Mahalia's song, as an added bonus:





Cross-posted at Rumproast.

6 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

Laura Ingraham's dram

LEAVE WHISKY OUT OF IT.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

D'oh!

paleotectonics said...

Of course, the Conservative dreams are a nightmare to others, but at least they dream, much like Cthulhu.

Dead, in their House in Ry'leh?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lest we forget.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Dead, in their House in Ry'leh?

Soon, soon old chum.

Lest we forget.

My comment at NRO quoting "National Review" from the 1960s and 70s was deleted. Buncha cowards.

Michael S. Olsen. said...

All I can say is bravo.