Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Musings - MLK

[Note: The content of this series of posts have been evolving over the past month (ish), so I'm going to make it official by changing the title from Monday Laugh to Monday Musings - although a smile helps you ease into the work week, it is even more crucial, I think, to start the week by challenging yourself with new ideas and fresh perspectives.  Don't worry, we'll still find humor here from time to time as musings need not be dour!]

Throughout his too-short life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought tirelessly for justice, equality, and freedom for all those who were oppressed.  He sought to overcome ignorance, to banish hatred, and to end poverty and war. He spoke to make all humankind brothers.

I wonder what MLK would say if he were alive today - what he'd think of the first black president in American history nearing the end of a difficult first term in office, of the Republican candidates for the presidential nomination constantly seeking to out-Christian each other, of LGBT teenagers being driven to suicide by bullying and harassment, and of the financial inequality between the rich and the poor growing ever more shocking across the globe.

We've come a long way since 1968, certainly, but we have miles to go yet before we fulfill King's dream.  We can achieve the vision he had for America and for the world - we can and I have faith that we will, but we only will have hope if we do it together.

1 comment:

  1. Love this. It would be interesting to get the perspective of a man with such peaceful yet progressive thoughts.


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