The Left will make up s*** just to make up s***. They don’t even care how INSANE it makes them look.
Ever since August 28, 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the prevailing notion has been that he longed for the day that all citizens of the United States would be judged by their character, not their skin color. However, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) believes there was another issue lurking beneath King’s words that wasn’t a prevalent part of the political sphere back then: global warming.
That is, according to NAACP’s Jacqueline Patterson who heads the organizations Environmental and Climate Justice Program, MLK’s dream can’t be fully realized until there are solutions in place to reverse the effects of man-made global warming.
Patterson was featured in a Yale Climate Connections program where she said, “We see climate change as a civil rights issue.” She bases that on MLK’s envisioned world he called a “Beloved Community.”
“It is a community where we have racial justice, where we don’t have discrimination and where we’re living together as brothers and sisters sitting at common tables together and enjoying the bounty that this earth has to offer without divisions,” explained Patterson.
From the NAACP’s perspective, minorities are “disproportionately affected by global warming” and therefore, the “beloved community” can’t be reached if pollution, “food insecurity,” and poor disaster relief are allowed to tear apart those who live in impoverished communities.
However, Patterson wants to give those people a climate goal to work toward so that they can imagine the future they want and allow MLK’s dream to finally come to fruition.
“Then people would be able to really start to think in terms of solutions,” Patterson said.
But if the NAACP really wants to achieve King’s dream — the one he actually talked about that day at the jobs and freedom march — they could start by removing the portion of their name that puts pinpoint focus on the color of some people’s skin. How about that for a pathway forward?