It’s painful to see them both together in one cartoon.
MLK was about equality of opportunity. Let me PROVE how good a citizen I am. Then judge me not by my skin color but by my character. The complete opposite of SanFranNan and her identity politics.
Of course the Democrats hated MLK and fought against the civil rights movement.
And no, being gay is not the same as being black. Your thoughts and sexual desires are not the same as your skin color. Even Michael Jackson couldn’t really change his skin color.
I think your general premise and position are spot-on.
I was with you right up to the last two sentences. The jury is still out on the sexual-orientation thing, and the possibility that some obscure gene can over-rule XX & XY chromosomes hasn’t been either established…or totally ruled out yet. While science looks, we have conjecture both ways being asserted as fact.
However; the Michael Jackson comment was either ill-informed or something of a cheap-shot. The verdict came in conclusively on that one in 1993. Jackson’s autopsy CLEARLY confirmed Jackson suffered from vitiligo universalis, an extremely rare genetic skin condition were pigmentation is lost…like being part albino, but with a natural delayed onset that gets more pronounced over time.
Saying “…even he couldn’t really change his skin color….” suggests he had some control over the matter.
While a lot of snarky comedians joked about his skin, Jackson clearly no more wanted vitiligo than he would wish himself a genetic heart condition, sickle-cell anemia, or liver-spots. Vitiligo is a condition one IS born with. Like port-wine stain, vitiligo makes messed-up one’s natural skin color. Vitiligo can’t be controlled or influenced any more than you can control or change your natural eye-coloring.
That’s all well-and good, Doug V, but does NOT explain all the plastic surgery he underwent trying to rearrange his more negroid features–like broad, flat nose and larger lips–into thinner, more “white-looking” features. He had surgery on his nose so often that it was little more than a pasted-on appendage! My son used to call it his “Lee Press-on Nose” (after those “press-on” fake fingernails that were popular back in the day).
Michael Jackson was a HANDSOME boy. You look at early pictures of him, and compare THOSE with how he looked after trying to TORTURE his features into more “white-looking” ones–and it was a CRYING SHAME what he did to himself. He was obviously a deeply-disturbed young man on MANY levels, and more to be pitied than anything!
So before you get all condemnatory, how about considering those facts?
oleteabag: I’ll concede your point relative to his plastic surgery going crazy. I think that he became addicted to it, and it really messed him up. Frankly, I thought that his many surgeries may have been attempting to accent more effeminate features–not necessarily white features. While his singing and lyrics retained a decidedly masculine tone…his voice, tone, expressions, and demeanor in later interviews certainly took on a higher-pitched, softer, & lilting quality; certainly sounding more like his sisters than any of his brothers.
My point was slamming Jackson [“…Even Michael Jackson couldn’t really change his skin color.”] comes with the inference that Jackson WAS trying to change his skin color. He had no control over that.
We can only speculate how he was attempting to accentuate his features. He vociferously denied trying to make himself “look white;” otherwise, he was pretty vague about what look he was going for.
I think most who saw him in concert agree was a great singer, a wonderful lyricist, a phenomenal dancer, and a superb choreographer. From what I read in the news and saw on TV, he was also a certifiable nut-job. Albeit his biological and adopted kids haven’t been reported to have picked up his weird proclivities or penchant for drugs, I wouldn’t think a sane person would willingly leave a child with him–supervised or not.
Olteabag, Doug V was addressing the change in his skin color. Your other points, while probably valid, are irrelevant to his point.
The current crop of dems ONLY seem to ever see things in terms of color..
One of the amazing characteristics of being a Republican, in this media, is that we correct each other with respect. Dr. Gaget and Doug V, I learn from the both of you.., Thank you.
P.S. Don’t ya’ll just LOVE the picture of Nancy Pelosi in this cartoon? It SO captures the true ESSENCE of her character (or LACK of it!) and Queen of the Moonbats mentality!
Having either Sharpton &/or Jackson included in the picture with Nancy would have made the authors stunning contrast between MLK and our current crop of divisive race-baiters complete.
I DO love that pic.. Shows just how much of a witch she is!.
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