Martin Luther King, Jr. – an impossible and unrealistic dream or a legacy squandered by hatred and division? Or might you be one who believes great strides have been made in equal justice and opportunity for not only our black and brown brothers and sisters, but also for those of different creeds, lifestyle and nationality – the Puerto Rican, the Muslim, the gay and lesbian?
Yes, laws have been passed and legislation protects, but has the heart of white, privileged America miraculously filled with compassion since the era of MLK, Jr.? What leads you to believe so? Equal job opportunities? Fair housing practices? Safe city neighborhoods? Justice in the court systems? Protected voting rights? Or maybe state and federal governments represented proportionately by members of all minority groups? Really? You truly believe this is so? Can you unequivocally state that a gay man, a black man, a Muslim woman, a white woman walks as securely through life as a white man?
Well golly gee, I would love to share some of that whacky weed you are smoking followed by a swig of the Kool-Aid you’re drinking. America, wake up! We are at a crossroads in our country’s destiny. We have been rent asunder by today’s world and national political powers who want to see us even further divided because it will be then that their vile plans can be instituted – race against race, black against white, straight against gay, Christian against Muslim, Democrat against Republican. Dr. King spoke often of the brotherhood of mankind as the only way to keep this ship (the earth) from sinking and the necessity of non-violence in solving our problems. So, is his dream dead or merely shifting gears? It’s up to us, isn’t it?
one nation, indivisible, with liberty & justice for all
“the time is always ripe to do right”
“morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated”