Monday, January 16, 2012

Is MLK's dream reality?

Is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream reality yet? I don't think so. I think he'd be disgusted how some black leaders like Al Sharpton, or even some white leaders, continue play the race card whenever they dang well please to demonize their opponents, even when race is not involved. I don't think his dream is reality yet, it's close, but no cigar.

I think he'd facepalm at how people still race bait. His dream of blacks and whites being able to live in harmony is not reality. There are still people who instead of building a logical counterargument, would rather resort to race card playing.

Sure, things are a lot nicer then when they were when Dr. King delivered that extraordinary speech that August afternoon back in 1963. Dr. King said that day "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." Despite his calls for this people on both sides continue to do it anyway.

The day Dr. King's dream becomes reality will be a joyful day. It will be a day when skin color is nothing but a footnote. The day Dr. King's dream is reality is the day God's children whill love thy neighbor as themselves. The day his dream is reality is the day America rises up and "live[s] out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'"

How I look forward to this day. I look forward to celebrating our nations accomplishments of abolishing white/black supremacy, abolishment of slavery, and abolishment of racial discrimination.

On this day, me and my brother from another mother Kendrick will stroll down N 5th Street screaming for joy that at last White and Black parameters no longer exist, we are just humans and God's children.

One day, Dr. King's dream will be reality. It may take another 30 years, but it will happen, I have every faith that our nation can do it. Until then, the nation will march on. Working towards this magnificent day.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, everyone! Long live the dream!