Martin Luther King Day, National Day of Service, The Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama’s 2nd Term. A meaningful day to say the least.
A man died for something he believed in and years later that belief is becoming a reality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero to our people because he took a stand against an establishment that ruled unjust, that murdered, raped, and enslaved millions of Africans for monetary gain and never gave back a dime. He is a hero because he did not use a weapon or wealth to lead the people, but he used his voice and his heart (the most effective tools that are seldom used today). He is a hero because he died fighting, died standing up for the greater good, and unless you were there, you can only imagine what it would be like to actually hear MLK speak.
President Obama‘s 2nd Inauguration, My President is still Black.
Obama’s 1st election finally gave us a modern day hero. A Black President that uses his voice and his heart (and occasional drone planes & assassin teams) to move his agenda forward. We can be proud of this man, and I believe MLK would too. This country has become “more racist” and “less racist” at the same time. Times are “more” racist because now the “racist” hiding place in rural or corporate america is shrinking forcing them to come out and be more vocal about their views & ideologies, even undercover “racists” are forced to come out in these times. “Less” racist because the “racist ideology” from the pioneering members of some of these old racist movements are actually dying from old age along with their hateful teachings.
We haven’t made it to the promised land yet but we are CLOSER. There is a lot of work to be done but we are CLOSER. I believe we should all strive to be a hero like MLK, find something to believe in, fight against the unjust, and use your voice and your heart, your 2 strongest and most valuable tools. There are still racist tragedies that occur everyday, let’s not forget, there are still neighborhoods and ghettos across america that are completely unaffected by these dreams, and the residents of these areas are only trying to survive, let’s not forget. but only together can we complete the job MLK set out to finish over 40 years ago. Only Together Now. It will be hard work but it will happen.
Let’s turn this Day of Service into a Year of Service.