When I listened to the speech on the Mall by shrill and overly paranoid people who lie, manipulate, and have no integrity, generosity, or couth, here’s what I heard:
My new dream can beat up your old, decrepit, and degraded dream.
My new dream is more efficient for business, insensitive to the individual, and reactionary than your dream.
My new dream is tougher, cooler, and jazzier than your dream.
My new dream is twice as strong and go-army as your dream.
My new dream can redistribute more wealth upward faster and more efficiently than your democratic, slow, and deliberative dream.
My new dream has bigger penis, more money, and better vagina than your dream.
My new dream has bigger guns, more power, and is more aggressive than your dream.
My new dream drives a bigger car, wears more expensive clothes, and flies a flier jetplane than your dream.
My new dream can rap better than your dream.
My new dream can persecute the voiceless better than your dream.
My new dream will defeat your dream just because it can and only because it can.
My new dream has more cruelty in its foreskin than your dream has in its entire body.
More people dream my new dream, live my new dream, die my new dream, and eat, drink, and…shit my new dream than your dream.
Hell, my new dream has it’s own reality show.
So, fuck your old, stupid dream of a gentle, inclusive, and namby-pamby nation of the People; your dream of a racially integrated, miscegenated, hybridized race of noble, willful, and stubbornly helpful people; your equal access to the social and nonhuman wealth of our nation that is our birthright.
Fuck you, and fuck your humane idealism and your humanity.
I have a new dream. I have a new dream that one day this nation will be repudiate Walt Whitman and live out the true and original meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that only propertied and powerful and wealthy men are created equal.”
I have a new dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will stand aside and accept their places in our society, that they will sit down and listen to the benevolent and guiding voice of those of us who rule in God’s name and by the motto, In God We Trust.
I have a new dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state that was once sweltering with threat of racial justice, with the heat of tolerance, will be continue to be transformed back into an oasis of the freedom and justice I and people like me define, and away from the bastard state “they” tried to make into these last 60 years.
I have a new dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin or by the content of their character, but by their ability to contribute to our schemes of wealth and power accumulation, that they will serve power as they should, that they will continue to contribute their tax dollars to our industries of death, the machinery and means of production that make it possible, and the corporate welfare that sustains it.
I have a new dream today that is an old one, a solid one, and one that is tried and successful and benefits you by benefiting me, my friends with property and access and ownership of the means of social and economic and political reproduction, and those few, blessed, and ordained to be like us.
I have a new dream.
I have a new dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious black racists, with “them” uttering their allegedly humane words of equal justice and economic fulfillment for all; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and Hispanic girls and mullato women and Asian men will be join hands with little white boys and white girls and understand and honor the superiority of their race, ideals, and social status.
I have a new dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight by the glory of my Lord God and Savior, upon whose rock this government shall rightly be restored, to whose freethinkers, disbelievers, sinners, dissenters, Catholics, Jews, and atheists He shall be revealed, and all flesh shall honor Him as I understand Him, and we again shall all see to it together that me and my kind live the lives, have the control, and have the wealth that we so rightly deserve.