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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Self-Evident Truths

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Stateside, today is a federal holiday to honor the life and times of a national treasure; a spiritual, visionary, nonviolent, activist leader of limitless courage, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Had this man not been shot to death by an assassin, he might’ve even still been alive and well, today, at the age of 92.

Most assuredly, we could use more voices of reason, such as his.

Speaking of voices (of the 4th Estate variety)…

It was in the course of human events, especially throughout 2020, that honest, genuine article journalists had constantly reminded us that African-Americans and people of color have yet to achieve the equality that is… correction… MUST BE everyone’s birthright.

Their reportage of last year’s top two stories (namely, police brutality and the pandemic) repeatedly exposed the stark reality that the above mentioned minorities were (still are) disproportionately susceptible to the rampaging (unchecked), merciless racist cops and the pitiless, nihilist coronavirus. Be the essays’ villain the thug or bug, we became witness to the resultant, heartbreaking human suffering and death.

Alas, it had been the Oval Office Ogre (2017 – 21) who’d been (and still is) blameworthy for the eruption of both macroscopic and microscopic evil. I’ll reserve further discussion of Old O³ for another blog / another day.

As for this very day, MLK Day, let’s make damned sure that we’re all in accord with the following passage, which I’ve slightly revised to better establish racial and gender inclusiveness.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men… correction… ALL HUMANS are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

America’s Declaration of Independence • July 4, 1776 [Read More Here]

It should be effortless for every soul to embrace such forthright sentiments. Normally, they originate between our ears and gain strength beneath our sternums; that is, for all who still possess a sound head, steadfast heart and have resisted the temptation to sell their soul to the Devil / Old O³.

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The Threat To MLK’s Dream (One Quick Limerick #037)

 

A shithole regime’s “prez”, with demented glee,
Boasts he’s the least racist guy, there’ll ever be???
But he’ll buttkiss KKK,
Let bad cops blow blacks away,
And scold pro sports protesters, who “take a knee”!

 

FYI… you can access archived limericks, poems, and lyrical parodies by clicking onto my poetry category.

 

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