Regarding Coretta Scott King’s funeral, I have some not so Christian thoughts about that spectacle. Now that the anger has dissipated after watching the treatment of our President on so solemn an occasion, I start to wonder about the heart of the Democratic party and the Civil Rights leaders present there. While there is no doubt in my mind that President Bush went to the funeral to pay his heartfelt respects as leader of this nation and a man of God, to the spouse of our one of our country’s greatest civil rights leaders, the same is impossible to say of the other speakers and “mourners”. The main complaint is with former President Jimmy Carter race-baiting the crowd with the fact of hurricane Katrina victims being predominantly black. What a dupe. The fact that the people of
Here’s the tangent: I don’t suppose it’s ever occurred to anyone that it’s impossible to prepare for people who won’t help themselves. We were bombarded with hurricanes here in
The hurricane response was in no way the fault of the federal government; it was a response the federal government would have made to reasonable people who would take reasonable precautions for the welfare of themselves and their families when a category 5 hurricane approaches. When those precautions weren’t taken by the citizenry the efforts of the federal government seemed feeble.
Back to the original thought... The basic consideration for your fellow human beings is lacking in this group of people. The funeral intended to pay tribute to Coretta Scott King, and some people did, but more took the opportunity to lampoon the current administration. Mrs. King surely sat in heaven shaking her head and clucking her mouth at the behavior of her children.
They treat people who deserve respect with disdain and disrespect. They berate and ridicule them publicly. This isn’t (is not-makes it sound firmer) the kind of behavior I would tolerate in my children or my friends. It was shameful to observe this inexcusable behavior in leadership of any kind, but sadly I was not surprised when I saw it in the Democratic and Civil Rights leaders. Have we simply become more rude and boorish since the early days of the Civil Rights movement, when the Democratic Party could be expected to support
"Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world." —Thomas Carlyle