McDonald Uses Dr. King to Justify His Intolerance and Racism

RECEIVED Mon., Jan. 21, 2008

Dear Editor,
    “Surely the essential and unarguable core of [Martin Luther] King’s campaign was the insistence that pigmentation was a false measure: a false measure of mankind (yes, mankind) and an inheritance from a time of great ignorance and stupidity and cruelty, when one drop of blood could make you ‘black.'” – Christopher Hitchens in the Jan. 18, 2008, Wall Street Journal.
    In order for liberty to perpetuate itself and therefore benefit humanity, all superficial criteria for evaluating the worth of oneself and others must be condemned. And there is no more trivial physical human characteristic than the color of one’s skin.
    Using race to judge anything of real value displaces moral and intellectual honesty as the only accurate criteria in establishing a truthful appraisal of a person (or ideology). Indeed, if skin color plays any part, objective, rational evaluation is virtually impossible – avoiding the much more truthful and precise method of using the mind and its true compass of wisdom. Moreover, it sets the stage for the monsters of the i.d. to run wild. In such a state freedom descends into anarchy. History has shown this countless times.
    It is imperative that all Americans grasp these fundamental truths. If we do not totally reject all references to skin color (and gender) in the evaluation of human character, conduct, and political ideology, we will not evolve. Our culture of freedom will literally die.
    But with the Democratic Party overtly using race and gender in their bid for the presidency, it is obvious that this beast is still loose. This is yet another profound and cogent reason why they cannot be trusted. This lack of rational clarity exemplifies why their final candidate must be rejected. Dr. King would insist.
Vance McDonald
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