Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Few Words for the MLK 50th anniversary(I Have A Dream)

Rather than discuss the whole speech-which I will do another day because it's worth the time-I want to focus on a specific quote from Dr King's speech
one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today!
IMHO we're not quite there. I have a dream today too and it may be the same one Martin Luther King Jr had that day-and probably for his whole life. We can't hold hands until and unless we begin to trust. When we hold hands it's superficial UNLESS there is trust. Personally,i don't see it today. For one, the memorial event honoring the I have a dream speech was not inclusive to ALL blacks. Every single person there-whites included-was a progressive with an axe to grind. I think Dr King would be very disappointed. Here we can look at 2 other quotes from his remarkable speech:
In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

Martin Luther King was a spiritual man who did not believe in violence to achieve the dream.If anyone might have gone that route it could easily have been Dr King who suffered a great deal because of racism, oppression and discrimination. He could have gone that route seeing how people of his race were treated in our country. He would never have believed he went through all that he did & all that he fought for with civil disobedience only to have certain blacks EXCLUDED from an event that honored the very speech that began a march to freedom, equality and justice.

There's another quote from his speech that stands out,
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
We have yet to get to this point either.

Again,it has to BEGIN with trust. The only way to judge someone based on character is to first recognize the dignity of ALL human beings and THEN expect that people will live up to the dignity they are given. Case in point;the Zimmerman trial.Some people assumed Zimmerman was guilty because the victim was black and Zimmerman was not. They also assumed that Zimmerman was a racist. I tell you-that comes from lack of trust. Blacks and whites continue to question the motives of the other person based on the color of their skin. It seems now that Progressives want to continue to stir up that mistrust and DIVIDE blacks and whites.

Mistrust can lead to one of two things. One is that we can be patronizing and on the flip side of that we can be angry. Another words we will assume the best about a person based on their skin color or the worst about a person based on their skin color. It doesn't match King's dream. The event itself became a platform less for King's dream and more for the Progressive agenda. Look at the remarkable conservative blacks that were excluded.

First,check out the following site: My husband is downloading and that means I am going to have to take a short break-leave up the draft-and finish up when I have access to my own desktop. Feel free to leave a comment anyway and we'll finish the entry asap.(Sometime tonight most likely.)Meantime read ALL of Dr King's I Have A Dream Speech:

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