Fifty Years Later
“I have a dream that my four 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.” –Martin Luther King, 50 years ago today
He didn’t think it necessary to point out that his dream only worked if everyone understood that it involved a two way street. Somebody get the word to Al Sharpton, Mr. Obama, and the “Reverend” Jackson and their pals. It serves Mr. Obama’s goals to keep us divided on the basis of skin color, and Mr. Sharpton et al have made it their life’s work.
Dr. King’s vision is stronger than these people’s efforts to negate it, but, like all self-fulfilling prophecies, by definition it only happens if all of us truly want it to. Fifty years later, his dream still suffers at the hands of some people, who place their pursuit of power above the peace he spoke of.
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde