King’s Dream Has Yet To Come True

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Civil Rights Activist, Pacifist and Humanitarian Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on January 15, 1929, might’ve even been alive today, at the age of 93, had an assassin not gunned him down.

While, here in America, his birthday is observed as a Monday Federal Holiday, just how much does our contemporary populace, as a whole, truly honor him? Let’s narrow this down to the narrow minded…

  • Not politicians who prop-up the Senate’s Jim Crow era Filibuster.
  • Not governors who gerrymander/enact voter suppression (f)laws.
  • Not beat cops, who racially profile; unleash brutality/deadly force.
  • Not vigilantes, aka plainclothes Klansmen, who live / lust to lynch.
  • Not real estate agents whose #1 goal is whites-only neighborhoods.
  • Not employers who maintain non-level workplace, “playing fields”.
  • Not history revisionists who whitewash/sanitize filthy racist deeds.
  • Not the untold traffickers of Systemic Racism, as described HERE.

Alas, so much of MLK’s work has yet to be done.

Unless, until, the vast majority, spanning our entire society, can embrace all, which this great man had stood for, Black Lives will Matter only to those of us who had had his back all along.

Throughout Martin Luther King Jr’s far, Far, FAR too brief journey, here on Earth.

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Sighs: Not a Good Sign

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It’s rarely a good sign when any new day begins with a long sigh; nonetheless…

Long sigh…

What other reaction can there be, when this involves this multiple choice question:

“Where were you on __________?”

  • a. 11/22/1963
  • b. 04/04/1968
  • c. 12/08/1980
  • d. 09/11/2001
  • e. 01/06/2021

All five of those torn off calendar pages represent my own and untold others’ profound, undying sorrow. These points in time distill down to…

  • Assassins’ premature burials of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
  • Anarchists’ (fortunately thwarted) attempts to bury liberty & democracy.
  • An Asshat “offing” John Lennon (how could anyone blow away a Beatle?)

The deep-sixing of Kennedy’s New Frontier and King’s Dream, in part, wound up establishing a societal upheaval and a spiritual void that, to this very day, make al-Qaeda and Proud Boys terrorist recruiters’ jobs much easier.

As for the resultant societal chaos, it’s safe to say that were Lennon here today, he’d be reacting in his own inimitable way, in real time; on both social media and (especially) in the recording studio. One can only imagine all the music world lost due to his tragic untimely death.

Yet another long sigh…

It was with heavy heart that mere hours ago, at daybreak, I threw the curtains open and took a seat at my piano; wound up playing a musical tribute to John (both his compositions and collaborations with McCartney); namely, Imagine, Penny Lane, Love and In My Life.

Throughout that brief musical interlude, I could not help but entertain the notion that cult leaders (such as Osama bin Laden and Donald J. Trump) would’ve been laughed / booed off the world stage had King, Kennedy and Lennon lived out their natural lifespans; been on hand to lead the raucous chorus of chortles, guffaws, catcalls and jeers.

My far from final, long sigh…

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