Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Phony civil rights activist attacks Michelle Obama's speech

Alveda King
Michelle Obama turned out the Democratic National Convention last night.

Unfortunately, the negative effect is that her awesome speech brings out fakes out of the woodwork, including the head fake, Alveda King.

For the benefit of those who do not know, Alveda King is the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As such, she deems herself as a civil rights activist and supports conservative causes.

There is nothing wrong with that. But what is wrong is how she attempts to connect herself with Dr. King and to portray herself as his inheritor of the civil rights movement. Check out the collage she once presented on her blog:

I guess to Alveda, neither Coretta Scott King nor MLK's children count.

On several occasions, she has made some offensive and eyebrow-raising comments.

Such as the time she insulted Dr. King's late wife, Coretta, two years ago by claiming that she knew Dr. King's heart better than Coretta because she possessed MLK's DNA while Coretta didn't.

And then there was that fiendish lie she told this year about Bayard Rustin, the openly gay black man who coordinated the 1963 March on Washington. She claimed that Rustin tried to manipulate Dr. King into supporting gay rights. When I pressed her to provide evidence during a phone interview, she presented a flimsy explanation and then hung up on me.

So naturally, Alveda is exploiting the First Lady's speech to gain some face time for herself:

The First Lady of America took the grandstand last night in a rousing speech. As the emails flooded into my cache, with the pros and cons, I wrote back to one sincere young lady: "She looked beautiful and proves that she's nearly as much a consummate skilled politician as her husband. She almost makes you forget that her husband supports killing babies and destroying natural marriage. Almost..."

In comparison to Mrs. Romney's sincere and impassioned speech in support of her husband last week, Mrs. Obama's speech was more glittering and glamorous. She skillfully moved through the controversial issues of abortion and homosexual marriage by drawing comparisons between the two leading candidates without ever mentioning her husband's opponent's name during the subtle attack on his candidacy.

Unfortunately, it goes on like this. Personally, I don't care what Alveda says because she has proven herself to be a phony who is reaping the benefits of her uncle's name.

But what I want to know is who in the world would waste their time sending her emails about the First Lady's speech?

Could that be another lie? I wouldn't be surprised. After all, Alveda's entire career as an activist has been a lie.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, way to marginalize LGBT people. Some kind of wonderful, not. Your Father fought against such bigotry, yet you take up the mantle of the white patriarchal man who oppresses you. Internalize hatred much?

Capote said...

I imagine the look on Alveda King's face when she reads your posts about her (because you know she does), which are some of my favorites as you read her beads to perfection, and can't help but chuckle.

Anonymous said...

I have always wonderd why if conservatives consider her the authentic voice of the late Dr. King, on account of her DNA, wouldn't that make liberal Ron Reagan Jr. the legit voice of St. Ronald Reagan, rather then the adopted Michael/