I have to admit that this is actually a pretty sad day. The fact that we celebrate
Martin Luther King’s accomplishments is tremendous. However, the fact that we
even have to celebrate his achievements is what is really sad.
Many of us like to think that racism is a thing of the past. This is far from the truth.
Martin Luther King’s era was not but a few years ago. Many of you are old enough
to remember the 1960’s. 40 years have passed and sadly racism is still everywhere.
We live in a society that is totally ass backwards when it comes to race relations.
I was on a “Private Investigation” job a few months ago and while parked along
a side street in a rural neighborhood I saw “swasikas” carved into the
tree. The tree sat along a “school bus stop” and it was apparent that some 8th grade
kid had carved this into the tree.
But the problem is, it wasn’t just a young lad that carved that swasika. It was some
sad misinformed fool who taught him this behavior. Kids don’t go around spreading
hate. They are too concerned about BMX bikes, baseball, and softball. It’s terribly
sad to see the amount of racism that still exists in our country…..and heck, I live
in Oregon. I can’t even imagine what Mississippi is like.
What impresses me the most about Dr. Martin Luther King was his ability to
protest these inhumane conditions without lifting an aggressive fist to those
whom inflicted this injustice. His connection with the Lord and his devotion
to “all” people provided him a channel to spread a message that will resonate
for decades. I only pray that I can be more like the Doc.
Hopefully, one day we can look beyond color, race, creed, sexual orientation,
etc. etc. etc. and just realize that deep down we all bleed the same color.
Maybe one day the doctor’s dream will come true, but I’m sad to say, we’ve
got a lot of work to do.
Wow, even George Bush Says King’s ‘Dream’ Not Yet Completed. Now that’s a start.