MLK & Rosa Parks Are Dead…
And We Don’t Need Them Back

 By Jim Berlin

What we’re seeing across Black America  — starting in Ferguson and continuing at the University of Missouri– is a reenactment of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Part Two. And it’s all B.S.

Drama-hungry Kaneesha and Lateesha want to be Rosa Parks and get arrested for sitting in the front of the bus. But damn! Rosa is dead and you’ve been sitting up front for over 50 years.

Jamal and D’evon and De’ron want to be Dr. Martin Luther King and lead a march. But damn! MLK is gone too, and his dream that men be judged by “the content of their character, not the color of their skin” is alive and well across the land.

No matter. Kaneesha and Jamal want to be Rosa and Dr. King. So they select the justified shooting of a young Black who just pulled a robbery and tried to take a cop’s gun – and call it the White cops’ war on Blacks. Hands up, don’t shoot.

 At the University of Missouri they select isolated racial incidents involving perhaps six white students – out of thousands – and say Whitey is waging a war on campus. They force the University’s president to resign.

Listen up, young drama-hungry Blacks: If you want to be Dr. King and Rosa Parks reincarnated, choose an enemy that actually exists. And it ain’t Whitey.


 Here’s the enemy: The single women who produce 72 percent of all Black babies born in America every year. Those kids have two strikes against them when they draw their first breaths.

Here’s the enemy: The millions of uncaring young Black men who impregnate those same women then walk away – never to spend a dime or a moment of time in their children’s lives.

That’s a horrendous problem in your culture. One truly worth demonstrating and marching against. It is the enemy in your midst.

You don’t need another Civil Rights Movement. You need a Personal Responsibility Movement. 

Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King did their jobs…now it’s time to do yours. Get crackin’ — and leave Whitey out of it.



Confederate Flag Came Down…
South Carolina Came Up

By Jim Berlin

In the end it took the execution of nine black Christians by a white racist psychopath. But at 10 a.m. today the Confederate battle flag ceased to fly over South Carolina’s capitol grounds.

Some believe that passage of the flag-removal bill by the state legislature and Gov. Nikki Haley is to be greatly admired – a nostalgic farewell to a proud past for the greater moral good. It’s better than that…

Every day South Carolina flew the Confederate flag – it made a damn fool of itself.

The Civil War ended 150 years ago, but it began when South Carolina (where half of the families owned slaves) became the first state to secede from the Union. It was all downhill after that…

In defense of 46,000 plantation owners and four million blacks in bondage, young Southern men and boys embarked on the greatest bloodbath in American history. Before or since.

When it was over, 620,000 soldiers in uniforms of blue and grey never came home again.

But like molten metal the country slowly flowed together again. In a sad string of conflicts since 1865 – two world wars, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan – citizens from the North and South fought shoulder-to-shoulder like the brothers and sisters we are.

Out of two sides came one, even stronger than before.

Today South Carolina ran its Confederate flag down the capitol pole and shipped it off to a museum.

That’s the only place it belongs.