A Birthday Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
My memory of the Civil Rights Movement is vivid and the TV, radio and newspaper coverage still resonates with me. How different that coverage would be today with the Internet, social media and the technology connects us to a people and places we might have only read about in books or magazines.
The United States had been in civil turmoil because of long-over due changes. We needed to be a country of inclusion instead of exclusion. Sadly, today in some areas of our country that need still exist. I believe, that Dr. Martin Luther King’s words must be remembered as a mantra for another change to end the terrorism and hatred that has become pervasive, not only in the United States, but around the world.
I only listen to NPR radio. The other day, the news hour began with a BBC report. All four stories were about war and terrorism.
The earthquake in Haiti has brought so many people together to help the victims of a natural disaster.
How encouraging it would be if people and governments used their “Blue Brains” to communicate and collaborate with one another to prevent and put an end to the ongoing man-made disasters of hatred and bigotry, which has cause wars and terrorism.
It always amazes me to think about the “Green Innovative Brain Power” that has created the technological changes in the world. Just image if that energy could be harnessed to create ways to offer people education, food, jobs and a safe home for their families.
I am always fascinated by that fact that throughout history the “Haves” and the “Have Nots” have fought for power and control over one another, made peace with one another and then forgiven one another for killing each other.
Dr. King said, “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”
I think the optimum words are “secure and liveable world.”
A Birthday Salute to a Most Courageous Leader
and Brilliant Visionary!
Sheila N. Glazov, Author, Personality Type Expert, Professional Speaker and Educator
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