Monday, January 16, 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is the day we celebrate the life of Dr. King. I took time to listen to the speech I Have a Dream and to read Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. One can find both by googling the titles. It's amazing and very sad to read them now in 2006 and realize that not much has changed.

This day, coming as it did, the week after the Alito "hearings" makes the discrepancy between where we hoped we were going then and where we are now going so much more awful...

Having been a young adult in the 60's and very aware of and active against the Vietnam war and seeing the country repeat it again is disheartening. The difference for me is that this time around the government is so much more dangerous, so much more corrupt and so much more fascistic and so many fewer peple are willing to stand up and say this.

Where is today's Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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