If Martin Luther King Jr. visited Chicago today, what might he think or say about Chicago Violence occurring now in the first city in the Nation to honor him by naming a street Martin Luther King Drive??

The Chicago Tribune article titled: I recall my 1967 interview with Martin Luther King Jr. in light of the division in America, reported Martin Luther’s thoughts 55 years ago compared to what is now being experience in Chicago record number of shootings of mainly Black victims by Black shooters.

“Referring to white racists, he answered in the singular: “The law can’t make him love me, but it can restrain him from lynching me.” 

In another article titled: A Troubled Relationship, reported “Chicago has celebrated the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr – but it always wasn’t so when he was alive,” tells the story how Chicago became to first city in the Nation to name a street Martin Luther King Drive.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse to this conundrum and his statement about the law then compared to now, and his similar upbringing and accomplishment to King Solomon wisdom written 3000 years ago,.

Along with my opinions on the core issues I believe is driving violence in the areas surrounding the street named Martin Luther King Drive.

King Solomon

Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

Deuteronomy 11:19

You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.

What’s My Point?

If we studied the similar upbringing of lives of Martin Luther King Jr and King Solomon, we would readily recognize the influences their fathers made upon them in their youth of their religious beliefs and values.

My point is in 2022 we now have a generation of young men never trained the same way because either they do not have a father in their home, or the faither was jailed, or abandoned their child.

Add that it is illegal to teach religious values in public secular schools in Chicago and what we are experiencing is 55 years of a generation of youths who have never been taught by their fathers or in a religious school same as both Martin Luther King and King Solomon experienced at the good accomplishments they achieved in their short lifetimes on earth.

In My Opinion

In a previous post, I presented my opinions on the conundrum in Chicago now faces which is opposite or converse of what Marin Luther King believed 55 years ago about white racists and the law. Which frankly  has become convoluted to now apply to Black shooters of mainly Black victims, in mainly Black arears, near a street named in his honor

I also expressed is the only hope on the immediate horizon for all youths in our Nation. Especially for youths who have no fathers living in their homes and the mothers cannot afford to pay tuition to send their children to a school to teach the same in-depth religious value that both Martin Luther King and King Solomon experienced in the youth.

As for our contemporary times where record numbers of crime and shootings are occurring by youths and grownups being influenced by laws giving them year even more foolish choices to seek out pleasures of drugs, sex, and crime. The results are, sadly, we are now experiencing and will continue to experiece the same news stories we now read and hear for a long long time in our futures.

As for what Martin Luther King Jr would think about if he was alive today in Chicago which has now experienced Black Mayors and Police Chiefs in Power a Black President, and much less white hatred as he expected, he might smile.

But at the same time, he might shed a tear about the converse of news reports on about Black on Black crime, which he himself never engaged doing in his youth because of the teaching in his youth and influence of his Father.

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Regards and goodwill blogging.

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Chicago Tribune January 17, 2022


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