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“A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, “This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of South America and say, “This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.
A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If you can’t fly, then run…
if you can’t run, then walk…..
if can’t walk, then crawl….
but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Can I say “good morning”? I’m really not sure. I wanted to post something positive and enlightening to this blog today because, as some of you may know, sharing quick messages of inspiration with you all is also therapeutic for me. Being able to create a positive tone and share it with anyone willing to receive it has helped me tremendously in becoming a more enlightened person.
Today, I want to be positive. I want to feel enlightened. Today, however, I still cannot get the Trayvon Martin verdict out of my mind. Not even manslaughter?? At the very LEAST (and I mean the VERY LEAST), George Zimmerman should be charged with manslaughter. A child is DEAD. To add insult to injury, he’s allowed to get his murder weapon back whenever he wants it. In America a man can stalk/follow an unarmed stranger, get into an altercation and kill him with no recourse?
Today is a typical Monday and we are all ‘business as usual’. It’s all business as usual until it happens to YOU. If we attempted to list the names of all of the ethnic men and women that were beaten, assaulted, murdered as a result of someone’s individual racial fear and prejudice in America, the list would include names in the thousands.
We all, as Americans, need to come together, stand OUR ground and make change!