If Martin Luther King, Jr. were still alive, he would be 86 years old.
If Martin Luther King, Jr. were still alive, I wonder what he would think of Al Sharpton.
Last week, Sharpton took a break from denouncing white police officers to criticize the Motion Picture Academy because no black actors were nominated this year although the MLK, Jr. biopic Selma did earn a Best Picture nomination.
I guess Sharpton needs more shakedown money to pay his $4 million tax bill. Because if you believe a word that Sharpton says then Martin Luther King, Jr. never accomplished a thing in his life because Sharpton would have you believe that Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are the present day incarnation of Emmett Till. Racism, like poverty, will always be with us, but the world in which Emmett Till lived is long, long gone. But to say we've moved beyond the Emmett Till means less money in Sharpton's pocket.
Sharpton should have been ostracized the moment he was convicted of libel for falsely accusing Steven Pagones for raping Tawana Brawley. Instead, he has his own TV show and is feted by President Obama and Rand Paul alike.