MARTIN LUTHER KING

Today we honor Martin Luther King. He was the right man at the right time. His death was a tragedy; his birth was a blessing; he earned he birthday we celebrate each spring. Today we remember him on the 45th anniversary of his “I have a dream” speech given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

His dream was of a color blind America where a man would be judged by his character, not the color of his skin. We had come a long way toward fulfillment, and then progress was slowed to a crawl by the two opportunistic perpetuaters, Jackson and Sharpton. But the real spoiler of King’s dream is Barack Obama.

If by some turn of events, Colin Powell were seated at the White House, and not Barack Obama, this country would not be experiencing the current growth in the racial divide.

I was 23 years old in 1965, white and living in the North but I remember segregation very well. I do hope you will take the time to watch and listen to Martin Luther King and “I have a dream”.

Bob B

3 responses to “MARTIN LUTHER KING

  1. I, too, recall that speech, living in Seattle at age 22. My initial response was fear – as at the time it seemed threatening to peace. But as I grew and learned more about the basis of his speech (“My country ‘tis of thee..” and the Emancipation Proclamation, etc) – all based on patriotism and inclusiveness, I could understand that here is truly an American who was not playing on the hate-mongering as Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and others do, but uniting all people, white and Black; protestant and Catholic, Jew and Gentile, to live up to the foundational basis of our country. He also was a sinner – aren’t we all? People who dwell on that are ignoring themselves. He deserved to stand with Lincoln – as he united a lot of divisive-thinking people and, over the years, I believe his dream has brought us together more than any other single episode in our country’s history. RW

  2. You got what?
    This is a post about character, not affiliation to any race or political party.

  3. If by some turn of events, Colin Powell were seated at the White House, and not Barack Obama, this country would not be experiencing the current growth in the racial divide.
    What?!?
    Oh, you mean because Fox News wouldn’t be slamming a republican President. I got it.

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