There isn't much about which The Motley Monk finds himself in agreement with Dr. Cornel West. West, a professor at Union Theological Seminary, espouses the typical "gotchya" rhetoric – selecting and then weaving together inconvenient facts to advance a political, social, and economic agenda without any willingness to consider alternative interpretations of those facts – that many on the Left call "dialogue."
But, Dr. West's statement in response to Travis Smiley's questions (West's co-host on the "Smiley & West" radio show,) The Motley Monk finds himself in wholehearted agreement with West.
According to CNSNews.com, here's how the conversation went:
Smiley: "I ask myself how is that we honor Martin [Luther King, Jr.] today
with our words in Washington as we prepare to dishonor him tomorrow
with our deeds in Syria? How do you connect those two things?"
West: "No, well you don’t connect them at all. You see they clash [with]
the militarism that Martin Luther King Jr., was willing to live and die for...."
Smiley: "What did you make specifically of the president’s speech?"
West: "It was pretty words that hide ugly deeds." (italics added)
Yes, indeed, The Motley Monk concurs. Those "ugly deeds" are all of those "drones" this Nobel Laureate has been using to assassinate the nation's enemies in the ongoing "War on Terror" (which, by the way, can't be called by that name because that was President Bush's war).
But, wait, let's also not forget all of those cruise missiles this Nobel Laureate conveniently lobbed into Libya.
This irony is one President Obama's base no longer seems willing to tolerate in their thirst for greater global social and economic justice and peace.
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama’s got drones.
Martin Luther King Jr. had prophetic missions. Barack Obama’s got
deadly missiles that he’s ready to use.
The Motley Monk was wondering when they'd finally "get it."
Let the discussion begin...
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