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In His Own Words

daunhin Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:48 AM
King saw a society that was colorblind. Instead, today we have, thanks to the Jackson’s and Sharpton’s, who have bastardized the once true Civil Rights Movement, we, as a society, are even more divided by color than in the fifties and sixties. The blame does not only rest with these two degenerates and their ilk, it also rest with those who follow like blind sheep as well those who are unwilling to speak out about this atrocity.

Every year he grows more ceremonial, distant, symbolic, less alive. It is the fate of heroes. Their pictures are relegated to banners, their words become clichés, their very names become streets and boulevards instead of a living presence. Icons. Washington, Lincoln, Lee, Martin Luther King. . . . Our familiarity with them may not breed contempt exactly, but a kind of boredom, and indifference. Haven't we heard it all before?

Maybe, but have we listened before? How long has it been since we've really heard his words and felt their force? And their continuing, insistent relevance. Instead our heroes become fit...