Monday, January 16, 2017

Painful Experience

It is to me a sad and painful irony that we celebrate the wisdom, dedication, and dignity of Martin Luther King, Jr. today, a mere five days before a person who is the antithesis of these qualities takes the highest office in the free world.

Doctor King,

Individuals have benefited greatly from your words.
Communities have risen on your ideals.
A society continues your dream.
But the nation?

The nation has learned nothing.

"We know through painful experience
that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor,
it must be demanded by the oppressed."

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.


Barking Alien

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