On August 28, 1963 A man stood up in front thousands of people. He told them of his dream. A dream to end the violence. A dream to end the racism. This man was Martin Luther King Jr.
King was an American Christian minister born on January 15, 1929 to Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta King (nee Williams). As a person of color in that era he didn’t have the easiest life, and neither did his family. Times may have changed by then, but unfortunately we still have bigots everywhere. Just look at all that happened this year (2020). Fifty-seven years after his prolific speech, and people still have to be told that we are all equals. We all look the same underneath that flesh. We are all people, and should be given respect no matter what we look like on the outside. King would be so disappointed if he were still alive today. Still, the BLM is starting out even stronger then ever. Its just a little unnecessary the life of George Floyd had to end from brutality to really give the movement a kick. Even us as people in the 21st century did not all follow MLK’s dream completely. How did this all come to light? through riots, and violent protests. Did these people not remember king saying.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK, did not believe in violence. He believed in protesting in a more peaceful way. March on, use your voice. Violent riots have no purpose. Does it really make anything better?
We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.Martin Luther King Jr.
The above quote really speaks volumes for what went down in this crazy year we are having. Not all the force is bad of course, but there is those that abuse their power. Maybe cops need a better psych evaluation or something, I don’t know. I have heard stories, and witnessed a few shabby cops in my life. I also met also few good ones.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.”
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”
“I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
I have a dream today.”
Will we ever be able to walk along this earth without racism? What about other terms of discrimination? Sadly, no. Life is never perfect. Perfection is nothing but a pipedream. No one had the perfect life, the perfect job, home, or relationship. Even professional athletes don’t always have a perfect game. This is life, and I guess without all these flaws it would be a bit boring. Still, people should just be nice. We should all treat others as equals; no matter what age, sex, race, beliefs, sexual orientation and so on. As a bisexual heathen, I understand that we all may have different attractions. I also may not be religious, but I still respect other people faith and beliefs. No one has all the answers, so we rely simply on faith, or facts, or whatever it may be. Everyone is different in some way, and we as a society should learn to accept that. Just think if aliens actually cane face to face with us. What if they wanted to be civil? I don’t think that is something that could be entirely possible because us homosapiens tend to judge anything that is out of the ordinary. I guess all we can do and keep on marching. Keep on standing up for those less fortunate, or having a hard time. United we can stand. We may never end bigotry, but we can at least stand together and fight back in peaceful protest. Take the hand of all those who stand with you, and walk tall together.
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It’s not about how you look. It’s about how you live!!!
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So true!! We all look the same under that skin. Maybe we should just start skinning people alive. Haha OK didn’t mean to go morbid there.
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