Print this post Print this post

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Resources at Counter-Currents

793 words

In recent decades, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) has become a symbol of the possibility of racial egalitarianism and the supposed victory of progressivism throughout the Western world. His birthday, January 15, which is commemorated on the third Monday of each January, has been designated as a federal holiday by the United States government since 1986 (although it was not celebrated in all fifty states until 2000). Despite the fact that King’s ideals, credentials, personal merits, and actual achievements have been widely questioned — not least by Black Nationalists, such as Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael, who believed that his aims were detrimental to genuine black interests and identity — he has become the face of what we might term “safe” racial activism in the US, which is why he was embraced by the establishment in the first place. By this, I mean the idea, which has now long been accepted by both the mainstream “Left” and “Right,” that if black Americans were given access to all the same opportunities and resources as whites, and if whites stopped believing that there are essential differences between the races, most blacks would eventually become upstanding, law-abiding, bourgeois members of the middle class, more or less indistinguishable from other Americans except by their skin color — and certainly completely non-threatening — and could then live side by side with whites in peace and harmony for all eternity.

Even if we accepted that King’s goal was achievable, the end result would be a society in which both black and white identity and their respective traditions and cultures would be erased and replaced by a homogenized, pacified conformity. But we don’t even need to debate this anymore, since today, more than half a century since King’s death, we have ample evidence that in spite of decades of massive legislative and economic programs to bridge the divide in both the private and governmental spheres, most especially affirmative action, black and white America remain as divided as ever, and blacks continue to be disproportionately responsible for crime and are consistently underachievers in education. The American establishment, which is now largely run by the very same people who marched with King or embraced his ideals, continues to insist that America as a society still hasn’t done enough to achieve racial equality, and that it is “systemic racism” and “white privilege” that holds black America back. The real solution, of course, which will lead to betterment for both parties, is a return to ethnic communitarianism; but don’t expect to hear that from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial anytime soon.

In the final analysis, however, King has already become something of a has-been for progressives. He remains a useful symbol for them, but in truth, the American liberal Left has long since left ideals such as his behind — today, after all, we are meant to believe that race is nothing more than a social construct, a notion that surely would have struck King as insane; also, his strong Christian beliefs and career as a minister wouldn’t win him many friends among today’s liberals. Likewise, in the age of #MeToo, given what we now know about his busy extramarital sex life, it’s doubtful that his career could have survived; today, it is more than likely that he would go down in flames with the media branding him a patriarchal, hypocritical monster. And it’s quite clear that many of today’s Leftists eagerly wish for an America in which blacks and other non-whites rule the country and exact vengeance on their white countrymen for being responsible for, well, basically everything bad that has ever happened in history. King’s famous dream “that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood” now seems like a quaint and archaic fantasy compared to the dreams of today’s racial activists, who openly declare their contempt for white America and their intention of displacing it by any means necessary. It’s entirely possible that half a century from now, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will have fallen out of favor, and something new and much more alarming will have taken its place. Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Day? Only time will tell.

Over the years, Counter-Currents has published or republished important articles grappling with the issues raised by King’s life and legacy. Among them are:



  1. Steve Sandin
    Posted January 21, 2019 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    In addition to the above, ai would like to draw people’s attention to this excellent resource for King, The Beast As Saint:

  2. Jud Jackson
    Posted January 23, 2019 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Nice article John, I couldn’t agree with it more. The only thing that might surpass it is Jesse Helm’s speech (written by Sam Francis) on the Senate debate about the MLK Holiday.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.
Comments are moderated. If you don't see your comment, please be patient. If approved, it will appear here soon. Do not post your comment a second time.
Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Our Titles

    White Identity Politics

    Here’s the Thing

    Trevor Lynch: Part Four of the Trilogy

    Graduate School with Heidegger

    It’s Okay to Be White


    The Enemy of Europe

    The World in Flames

    The White Nationalist Manifesto

    From Plato to Postmodernism

    The Gizmo

    Return of the Son of Trevor Lynch's CENSORED Guide to the Movies

    Toward a New Nationalism

    The Smut Book

    The Alternative Right

    My Nationalist Pony

    Dark Right: Batman Viewed From the Right

    The Philatelist

    Novel Folklore

    Confessions of an Anti-Feminist

    East and West

    Though We Be Dead, Yet Our Day Will Come

    White Like You

    The Homo and the Negro, Second Edition

    Numinous Machines

    Venus and Her Thugs


    North American New Right, vol. 2

    You Asked For It

    More Artists of the Right

    Extremists: Studies in Metapolitics


    The Importance of James Bond

    In Defense of Prejudice

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater (2nd ed.)

    The Hypocrisies of Heaven

    Waking Up from the American Dream

    Green Nazis in Space!

    Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country

    Heidegger in Chicago

    The End of an Era

    Sexual Utopia in Power

    What is a Rune? & Other Essays

    Son of Trevor Lynch's White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    The Lightning & the Sun

    The Eldritch Evola

    Western Civilization Bites Back

    New Right vs. Old Right

    Lost Violent Souls

    Journey Late at Night: Poems and Translations

    The Non-Hindu Indians & Indian Unity

    Baader Meinhof ceramic pistol, Charles Kraaft 2013

    Jonathan Bowden as Dirty Harry

    The Lost Philosopher, Second Expanded Edition

    Trevor Lynch's A White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    And Time Rolls On

    The Homo & the Negro

    Artists of the Right

    North American New Right, Vol. 1

    Some Thoughts on Hitler

    Tikkun Olam and Other Poems

    Under the Nihil

    Summoning the Gods

    Hold Back This Day

    The Columbine Pilgrim

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater

    Taking Our Own Side

    Toward the White Republic

    Distributed Titles


    The Node

    The New Austerities

    Morning Crafts

    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Gold in the Furnace