Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK DAY MESSAGE



Sorry about the lateness of this blog and the lack of meaningful blogs the past week, but I have been somewhat under the weather the past week or so. Nothing specific but marked by excessive fatigue and the docs cannot find a cause despite all and exotic tests.

In my lifetime I have heard many memorable speeches including my college graduation address by President FDR the day after Italy invaded France. That was the famous “Stab in the back” address which committed us to overt help for Brittan and the Allies.

Today I delayed my market trip to hear another powerful mesmerizing speech given by Congressman John Lewis.


Quite a contrast from President-elect Trump’s twitter “All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad."

Lewis’s message should be listened to or read by all; black, white, Asian, Hispanic, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu etc.

Hatred, bigotry demeaning others will never solve our relationship problems.

However, all must understand that the above are not one way streets. “Do unto others as you would have done unto you”.

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  1. Hatred and bigotry as the current administration has for Israel?
    “Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all of our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land almost can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality. -MLK

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    1. Unfortunately Dr. King didn't live to see the creeping annexation of the settlements or recognize the insidious undermining of the native Palestinian population that began decades before the establishment of the state. Lumping them in with some greater Arab mass was a strategic error of tragic proportion.

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