On this date in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered.
I don’t remember MLK, but I believe his mission was one that we can still learn from today. Unfortunately as with many things in today’s society we have bastardized the original intent, putting a stain on the words of Mr. King.
Mr. King fought against racism and inequality, I believe that 99% of our country deplores racism of any kind and inequality. HOWEVER, some of those who MLK fought for lead the racism charge at every turn.
Many of those who have made a career of “carrying on the dream of King,” are some of the most racist members of our society. These professional “victims” are as dangerous as a man dressed in a sheet.
Until we ALL start to embrace the dream King preached for everyone in our society we will not find a nation free of bigotry.
To gain this equal justice for all, a cornerstone of responsibility and lifting oneself up has to be in the hearts of every citizen.
When we all honor our society, our nation and our fellow-man, we can reach the dream, but the dream cannot be achieved until all sides come together and accept responsibility for the injustices we still find ourselves trapped in.