Monday, November 5, 2012

All Saints Day ruminations

I had the chance last week, on the All Saints Day holiday, to revisit one of my favorite albums of the 1980s, U2's "The Unforgettable Fire".  It goes without saying that the highlight of that album is "Pride", the anthem to African-American activist Martin Luther King. 

That song got me thinking of this philandering ethnic activist's subsequent beatification in the popular mind. It's no exaggeration to say this anti-American communist is at the pinnacle of the Cultural Marxists' pantheon of saints. That's doubtless due, in no small part, to his being martyred, but it's also thanks to the endless propaganda barrage by the multi-headed hydra of the media in all its manifestations. And there's no denying the importance of U2's song in making White folks feel good about this particular Black.  A careful listen to the lyrics reveals that Bono is putting King on a par with Jesus Christ himself.  Think about that for a moment.