Ferguson, Missouri, 2014, Snapshot of the Nation
Utilizing the “flaming fire lights” of the present, confusing, continuing and growing racial unrest throughout this exceptional, Judaic-Christian, “one nation of immigrants under GOD”, please read, then heed the haunting words of the late, assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the greatest civilian citizen in US history. These are excerpts from the August 28,1963 “I Have A Dream” speech address both ” to the sons of former slaves and those of former slave owners.
Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual.
There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights.
The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice.
In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.
We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.
Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.”
Now, think about it….and remember, we were admonished and warned!
Thanks and Agape-Shalom~