Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

So many students just see this day as an extra day to do homework, or another day to sleep in, or a day to get to the next level on their Xbox360 game. The meaning, the power, the dream, can be lost. It seems so long ago to people under 18, that Martin Luther King Jr. made his speech. In reality in the span of history, its not that far  away that society segregated "blacks" from "whites", that "whites" treated "blacks" as a lesser form of human. King helped change lives of millions, make it possible for people to believe in hope, make America the free country it claims to be. Religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, should all be irrelevant to the judgement of a person's soul. We are working down the list, first religion was accepted, then women started to work their way to the same respect of men, then race as MLK shared his dream and so many others reinforced that with boycotts and such, now we are working on allowing America's freedom being accessible for the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and questioning (LBGTQ) community. Should we not make this day relevant to all freedoms? King believed that all people are made equal and we deserve all the same rights, at the time the big deal was the racism, but now in our modern society we limit LBGTQ, should we not aim for a completely free society? I strongly believe as long as someone isn't hurting themselves or anyone else, they should be aloud to live as they wish. Isn't that the purpose of America? Isn't that our desired reputation? Don't forget the power of this day, of how millions of people were effected by this day, how it enhanced a revolution of freedom. Lets not forget that everyone deserves freedom, everyone. Lets not forget Martin Luther King.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Martin Luther King Jr.

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

Martin Luther King Jr.


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