A Tale of Two Americas: Dr. King and President Trump
By: Donald Watkins
Copyrighted and Published on December 3, 2020
In January 2021, most Americans will celebrate two monumental events – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday on January 18th, 2021 and Donald J. Trump’s exit from the presidency on January 20th.
Dr. King, a native of Atlanta, was a drum major for peace. He loved humanity, including the white Americans who hated him. Dr. King worked his entire life to free African Americans from the sweltering heat of racial discrimination and Jim Crow laws.
Trump, a native of New York, was raised by a father who hated Black people. At an early age, Trump was taught the fine art of Northern-style de facto racial segregation. He practiced it his entire adult life. What is worse, Trump developed a personality that allowed him to love only himself.
Dr. King’s social justice activism resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. He lead a national human rights movement that made America great.
Trump ran for president in 2016 on a promise to “Make America Great Again”. It was just a campaign slogan. In reality, Trump pitted white Americans against the Mainstream media (including FOX News), Americans of color, Muslims, gays, and indigenous peoples from “shithole” countries. By every objective measure, Trump was a drum major for hatred.
Dr. King won the 1963 Nobel Peace Prize. He donated his prize money to various civil rights organizations. King died broke.
Trump was born rich, but he filed for bankruptcy protection six times as a businessman. On November 3, 2020, a majority of the record 160 million Americans who voted in the presidential election fired Trump from the most powerful CEO position in the world.
State and federal law enforcement agencies persecuted Dr. King during the 1950s and 60s. He was repeatedly jailed on trumped up charges during the COINTELPRO era. The FBI, which labeled the non-violent civil rights leader as the most “dangerous Negro in America”, tried to pressure Dr. King into committing suicide. King ignored this abuse of government power.
Trump has been pampered and protected all of his life. He used his position of wealth and privilege to demand the death penalty for the “Central Park Five”, a group of five black and brown men who were falsely accused, charged, tried and convicted of assaulting and raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park. Even after DNA evidence cleared these men, Trump still demanded their execution.
At 38-years-old, Dr. King knew his death was imminent. King gave his own eulogy in Memphis on the night before his April 4, 1968 assassination during his famous “Mountaintop” speech. At the time of his death, 75% of white Americans disliked Dr. King.
In 2020, a plague of Biblical proportions called “COVID-19” toppled a seemingly invincible Donald Trump from his presidential throne. This “Act of God” brought an end to Trump’s drama-filled, profane, embarrassing, draining, and inept political tenure as president. Trump is a slick New York marketeer and TV personality who spent most of his time in office watching television, tweeting insults, calling political lackeys, birthing lies, throwing spitballs and playing golf.
Today, America honors Dr. King in two significant ways – we have a national holiday named after King and he is the only non-president with a monument on the National Mall in Washington.
Dr. King is universally recognized as a true American hero. Trump is universally regarded as a self-centered, no-class charlatan who was unmasked by God. Voter fraud did not defeat Trump. God did.
Racial bigotry, no matter how nicely it is giftwrapped, cannot defeat God’s will. As Jesus’s mother said in “The Song of Mary” (Luke 1:52), “He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly”. This Biblical quote is so true. Not only was Trump dethroned, but the little Black girl who rode a school bus to desegregate her elementary school in Oakland, California – Kamala Harris – will be sworn in as the next vice president of the United States on January 20th, all because her immigrant parents believed in Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
For those who underestimate the Devine power of God, He made sure that the state of Georgia crushed any chance of Trump winning re-election. In Georgia, blacks who did not have an enforceable right to vote until 1965 flexed their mighty political muscle in record numbers to defeat an “Antichrist” called Donald Trump.
What is more, God will make sure that Rev. Raphael Warnock, who pastors Dr. King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta will become the next U.S. Senator from Georgia. Warnock will become the first “civil rights” activist U.S. Senator since the late Edward Brooke and Ted Kennedy. Warnock, too, will be sworn-in in January.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be remembered forever. Donald Trump is on his way to a permanent spot in the dustbin of history.