Thursday, March 06, 2008

Free At Last!

Thank God for You Tube! If you have never taken the quarter of an hour needed to listen to Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech, you cannot really be said to understand the nature of the modern world. Do yourself a favour and watch it.

[There was a] man from Atlanta, Georgia
By the name of Martin Luther King
He shook the land like rolling thunder
And made the bells of freedom ring today
With a dream of beauty that they could not burn away
Just another holy man who dared to take a stand
My God, they killed him !
- Kris Kristofferson


Ludicrousity said...

Awesome! I will sit down and watch it!

sir roger said...

i watched it in my speech class and it was very moving!! i reallyt liked it!

Sing Chee said...

woah! I must admit that black-white racial issues have never been something close to my heart....but that speech really moved me! Talk about a man after God's heart!

Shannon said...

I watched this the other day, (as you know), and found it awe inspiring.

One cannot watch this speech and not be moved, it is an impossability.
I wonder though if we had followed the equal rights movement in the sixtys in Australia, if reconcilation and an apology would have come about much sooner?
It's just a thought!

K E Alexander said...

In response to Shannon, maybe the apology would have come sooner but it never had that effect on our leaders. Unfortunately, this speech has become a part of our national ethos but we still have a very evident racial divide (just look at the current election!) I do see signs of hope. In spite of it all, there is a very real possibility that an African-American man will be President, something I never dreamed possible several years ago.
But real Love of those different from you, real reconciliation is a thing of the Spirit.


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