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Monday, August 28, 2017

THE DREAM AND THE nightmare

As many of you know, August 23, 1963 represents a turning point in American history. 
The date and the event also proves, once and for all, the power of words and ideas. It proves that words and ideas are more powerful than guns and hate. 
No one remembers the villains who caused this speech to be made. No one remembers the names of the racists sheriffs who turned on water cannons and let loose the dogs. No one remembers the names of the racists judges and the governors who turned a blind eye. 
But everyone remembers the name Dr. Martin Luther King, and his words, spoken so eloquently and passionately fifty-four years ago today, on August 23, 1963 : I HAVE A DREAM: 


"I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream..."

Dreams are sometimes interrupted by nightmares. But it is the dream that we remember. It is the dream that drives us and unites us and makes us a shining light for all the world. History remembers those who dream. Those who cause nightmares are destined for the ash pile of history. From Occupied America- DREAM. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some dreams are based in reality and could possibly happen. Other dreams are not based in reality and will never happen. Since we never had an reconciliation period or reparations, I do not believe the dream of Dr. King is based in reality. There needs to be an acknowledgment of a wrong or of a problem in order for it to be fixed. Trumpers have shown us that about 30 to 40% of the US population do not believe the US has a racism problem. Sad but true.