Long Live MLK

As we remember MLK’s legacy I reflect on his dream. The more I reflect on his dream, the more I realized that we continue to be stuck in a nightmare. The system that we have in this country does not make it fit for MLK’s dream to exist. In times of crisis is when we have to care for one another especially the poorest of the poor. MLK’s dream would not allowed budget cuts aimed at helping the poorest of the poor be cut off. It pains me to know that we live in a system where the people on the bottom always have to pay the consequences for filthy rich people’s “mistakes.”

History has demonstrated that there is only so much that people can take and the day will come where the poor and the working class will bring light to the new Poor People’s Campaign. Our current crisis in America with budget cuts on education, the elderly and various other social programs have the blue print of a true social revolution from happening sometime within this decade. One cannot predict revolutions but one can clearly see the signs.

I deeply believe that when the Poor People’s Campaign takes off and brings attention to the greater American audience, we will start to see signs of MLK’s dream come to life. Until then, make we continue to work towards the DREAM. The Dream lives within all of those who continue to struggle for peace, justice and equality.

Here are a some of my favorite MLK quotes:
 Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness.
If you want to be important—wonderful.
If you want to be recognized—wonderful.
If you want to be great—wonderful.
But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
That’s a new definition of greatness.
And this morning, the thing that I like about it:
by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve
You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.
You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve.
You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve.
You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.
And you can be that servant.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.


Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.


When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men [and women] are revolting against old systems of
oppression and exploitation; and out of the wombs of a frail world, new systems of justice and equality
are being born. The shirtless and barefoot people of the land are raising up as never before.


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