In many of the greatest movies, there is an 'it's always darkest before the dawn' quality to the storytelling. For while our faith tells us what to believe, our hope is the thing that keeps us believing even when there seems little cause to. And it is in those moments, when silent hope is turned into resounding action, that there is the potential for a saving love beyond all comprehension.
It's the kind of story our Creator fashioned us for. It is our primordial anthem.
In that regard, let us stand on the shoulders of giants who heard that song and honored it in word and deed. Let us stand with men who refused to be defined by chains, by inequality and by blind hatred:
“The American people have this to learn: that where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither person nor property is safe." — Frederick Douglas
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." — Booker T. Washington
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." — Martin Luther King Jr.
These men were real victims of crushing injustice, but they refused to embrace the abyss. Instead, they chose to cling to the eternal truths with a righteous fist and relentlessly plowed ahead. It is why we remember and celebrate them. Because in their courage and sacrifices, others who faithfully followed them were born again in various new births of freedom.
Or you can go another route.
I will tell you now about a man who may also end up being remembered and celebrated, but I pray it is as one of the cowards and fiends who ultimately brought an entire house of death down to the ground in a burning heap.
For instead of being enriched by the legacy of the noted men of color who came before him, Alabama state Rep. John Rogers (D) said this about the scourge of abortion that disproportionately murders black babies throughout America: “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later."
That isn't just a legacy forgotten, but a legacy laughed at, taunted, and debauched in a way that matches even the worst sorts of racists from across the generations. Rogers is actually telling us that it is a greater form of mercy to murder a child than to attempt to inspire him or her.
Our Founding Fathers couldn't possibly have believed its future inhabitants would have so willingly rolled over while their rights and freedoms were threatened as we are now. So, too, would it have been beyond the capacity of Douglas, Washington, and MLK Jr. to conceive a black American, who had been publicly elected to office, would use that station to advocate those who come after him shouldn't also have the opportunity to overcome.
Instead, they should be euthanized.
In any other context, if a politician had said a form of death that disproportionately impacts black Americans was justified because otherwise they might become thugs, we'd rightfully condemn them as racists. But because spirit of the age progressivism's civil sacrament is child sacrifice, those obsessed with fake racism will just yawn.
Shame on us.